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Julie Collett

Let’s take a trip through the house and see what we can find to donate! Read more

Parenting

When it comes to teacher appreciation and end of year, teachers are not expecting gifts, so anything you do is considered thoughtful and greatly appreciated. Read more

Parenting

Even though babies communicate in many different ways from a very early age, every parent anxiously waits for those first real words to come tumbling out. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

When it comes to your calendar, keeping a balance is hard when you look at your own personal calendar, your kids’ calendar and a family calendar. Read more

Spring in KC

No matter what is going on around you though, a few tips and tricks can make the introduction as painless and fun as possible! Read more

Summer

We nurture our relationships with our kids, our extended families and our friends. So why should the relationship with our spouse be any different? Read more

Parenting

As a culture, we often give in to the more, more, more idea, the idea that if our children are complaining about being bored, well then, they must need more or different toys. Read more

Parenting

Bringing a baby home from the hospital is a wonderfully amazing and joyful experience, but an overwhelming and stressful one as well. Too bad there isn’t a definitive parenting manual because bringing home Baby is no easy task! With a few p... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

We are fortunate to live in an area where opportunities abound for our children: sports, art activities, classes, camps and more. Although having so many choices and opportunities is nice, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. How exactly do ... Read more

Best of KC

While heading back to school can seem super exciting to us parents (hello, sanity!), the start of school often can bring a lot of anxiety, worry and stress for children—no matter their age. Read more

Parenting

Most pregnant moms expect to be a little sore after delivery, but you might be surprised to know you may experience weeks—or even months—of these discomforts. Hang in there—remember, these possible pains will pass, and you are beginning a l... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

A great thing about collecting is that it naturally provides some fun teaching opportunities, without your kids’ realizing they’re learning. Read more

Best of KC

According to a recent report from the National Wildlife Federation, letting kids play in the dirt not only allows them freely to explore their surroundings, burn off energy, gain strength and gross motor skills, but actually can make childr... Read more

Parenting

If you have a child in school, you likely have encountered fights and moments of frustration over homework, specifically math homework. Read more

Parenting

Apps are an extremely useful tool for everyday life, as well as for first-time parents. Check out what you might be missing! Read more

KC Baby Magazine

When I was pregnant with my first, I had my hospital bag loosely packed somewhere around 35 weeks. With my second, I had very little packed at 38 ½ weeks. (What a shame since a surprise home delivery left no one time to pack anything else!)... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

The beginning of the Olympics lends itself perfectly to breaking out creative and unique ideas for your family to get in the Olympic spirit! Read more

Summer

It never occurred to me that when our son was 2 ½ we’d spontaneously be switching him to a big boy bed—it wasn’t even on my radar! We had no time to prepare, set it up, talk it through or build it up. In short, that transition was one of my... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

By this time, summer is in full swing, and I’ll bet you’ve heard the infamous “Moooooom, I’m bored” whine more than once. Am I right?! While this phrase often can feel like fingernails on a chalkboard, some good actually comes from allowi... Read more

Parenting

While my husband and I have not found out the gender of our babies prior to birth, many expectant parents do. The Internet and Pinterest are full of fun and creative ways to announce not only a pregnancy, but more recently, Baby’s gender. I... Read more

KC Baby Magazine