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Julie Steed

Did you know that spending time with your baby develops appropriate relationships, empathy and self-esteem? “[One-on-one time] makes the kid feel cherished, loved, acknowledged and understood,” explains Dr. Celeste Frank, a psychologist wit... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

“Don’t talk with food in your mouth!” Like a broken record, my husband and I repeat this mantra to our children at every meal. Our hard and fast rule has caught on and the girls, ages 6 and 8, rarely talk until they have finished chewing. W... Read more

Parenting

Grandparents Day is Sunday... are you looking for fresh ideas to honor grandparents both near and far? We have great tips to help your kids and their grandparents create and nurture a lasting relationship, even when miles separate. Read more

Parenting

Choosing to breastfeed your baby is an intensely personal decision, a decision that should not be made without an understanding of the valuable benefits breast milk can provide for you and your infant. After all, the benefits don’t stop whe... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Summer! School is out, schedules are free and the living is easy. Or is it? With a little prep work and a plan in place, you can schedule your summer the way it should be—worry free. Read more

Summer

Placing siblings in a shared bedroom is a big deal. Space within the house is freed for other purposes, but now your kids are expected to share a room that is often seen as a place of refuge. Read more

Parenting

Young children often require so much attention it can be easy to forget the importance of one-on-one time with your older, more independent kid. With a little planning, it can be fun and easy to help your older child feel included. Katrina ... Read more

Parenting

Play dates can be fun for kids and parents, especially when well-behaved children are together. But a child who doesn’t play by the rules can create headaches instead of fun. With the help of Janis Kliethermes, owner of Etiquette Kansas Cit... Read more

Parenting

As a parent, you are in the perfect position to give your child a boost in confidence and help her grow into a self-assured adult. Here’s how! Read more

Parenting

Creative tips to combat picky eating. Read more

Parenting