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Kate Meadows

From money to marble and miniature toys to top-rated eats, it’s hard to imagine planning a vacation to this city that isn’t worthwhile. Read on for some of Kansas City’s best hidden gems, those unique places that you won’t find on your firs... Read more

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Here are some tips for how to get dinner on the table quickly and efficiently. Read more

Parenting

When high school junior Dan Walker was crowned homecoming king at Shawnee Mission East this year, a lot of people were cheering. Read more

Parenting

Against this competitive and comparative backdrop, a tutoring craze has exploded, not just nationally, but internationally. Homework help. Test prep help. Help with individual school subjects. Studies show that children as young as age 3 ar... Read more

Parenting

Parents have an active job on the NICU team that no one else has. It can still be a beautiful experience. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

William Penn famously said, “Time is what we want most but what we use worst.” Every time I run across this quote, I find myself nodding like a bobble head. Read more

Parenting

It’s easy and largely expected for teachers to lay out goals for their students at the beginning of a school year. But equally important is students’ setting goals for themselves. Read more

Parenting

In the Usborne Illustrated Stories for Boys, my 4-year-old son frequently turns to the story called “The Bed Monster’s Secret.” It’s the tale of Ben Boggle, who every night lies awake in a cold sweat, because how could he sleep with a monst... Read more

Parenting

Any search for summer camp opportunities in the Kansas City Metro will yield a wealth of happenings. But what if a teen has already “been there, done that”? Perhaps it’s time to go back—not as a participant, but as a leader. Read more

Summer

Every once in a while (okay, a lot), I breathe a simple prayer of thanks. Thanks for keeping my children safe today. Thanks for instilling such a sense of wonder in my 3-year-old. Thanks for that quiet morning moment when I held my 1-year-o... Read more

Parenting

You know the drill. Your child returns home from school and drops her backpack on the floor, disappears for a while or perhaps even starts on homework. Eager to reconnect with her at the end of the day, you say, “Hi,” and ask, “How was your... Read more

Parenting

Thought ABC’s were just for the young ones of the family? Think again. Our alphabet guide to pregnancy is proof that ABC’s aren’t just for babies. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Laptops. Email. Texting. How would a lack of cursive handwriting influence future generations?What would a school without cursive handwriting built into its curriculum look like? Is cursive coming to a close? Read more

Parenting

Do’s and Don’ts of Reassuring a Child Who Doesn’t Make the Team Read more

Parenting

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends children get no more than two hours of screen time per day. The NWF cites studies that show kids spend an average of four minutes per day outside. But it’s not always easy to keep kids away from... Read more

Parenting

Raising a child that can entertain him or herself is perhaps one of the greatest challenges of being a parent early on. Obviously, we have to be there for our children constantly. But being there too much can be detrimental both to a child’... Read more

KC Baby Magazine