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KC Parent Editor's Letter

Ah, it’s finally here, my fave time of the year: summer! I adore the lazy days of having nothing scheduled, no place to be and nowhere to go. I live for days by the pool, dinner on the patio and flip flops on the feet. I’m also a big fan of takin... Read more

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We all know the importance of exercise, but how many of us take time to fit it into our already bulging schedules? For years, I didn’t. I was lucky and blessed with a good metabolism and health and didn’t have the time or desire to work out in an... Read more

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I still use a paper planner for our family calendar. In fact, I’ve used the exact same brand of calendar since 2006 and I’d be lost without it. I keep all of our calendars from years gone by—it serves as a kind of journal and history of our life’... Read more

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It’s March! I look forward to this month’s arrival every year. In my mind, it signals that hope (read that as warmer temps and longer days) is on the horizon. We’ve made it through the depths of winter, and spring is just around the corner! Yes, ... Read more

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My husband and I don’t get out for dates often enough. I know you can relate. Work, kids, responsibilities—they all add up, and then by the end of the week I’m exhausted. But date nights are so valuable! To take time away from the everyday and sp... Read more

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Happy New Year! I trust your holiday season was a good one! After the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, January is a good time to settle in and enjoy a comfy, cozy winter. We here on the KC Parent staff are divided on the issue of summe... Read more

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A few months back, I asked my daughter to empty out her closet, drawers, storage bins, hampers, etc., etc. Together we went through every item in her room and kept those she would still use or wear and then donated the rest. After all was said an... Read more

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Many moons ago I was student teaching during the holiday season. My cooperating teacher told me that to decorate the room, I could just have the kids make the ornaments she always makes with them. I appreciated not having to come up with somethin... Read more

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Back in high school, we students had a teacher we were sure never really read our essays. To test our theory, I turned in a paper in which midway through I wrote, “Are you really reading this, [teacher’s name]?”  When the paper was returned to me... Read more

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Each month when we receive our copy of KC Parent, the first thing my girls do is open to my editor’s letter to see whether I mention them. It’s something of which I deliberately have to be aware, making sure they receive equal press time. After r... Read more

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This is a back-to-school tale. I’m the oldest of six. A span of 13 years separates me from my youngest sibling. I can only imagine that when it was time to send the baby of the family to kindergarten, not much prep work was done. In fact, if I’d ... Read more

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Summer is in full swing! So much fun to be had in my most beloved season! One activity I especially enjoy during the summer is blueberry picking. Our digital media manager, Kristina Light, got me on it several years ago. At the time, I’d never pi... Read more

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Welcome, summer! To usher in this most wonderful time of the year, here’s my A-to-Z list of things we’re looking forward to in the Sarver home. Air conditioning: because it can get hot! Blueberries—and fresh fruit—yum! Concerts: While I’m look... Read more

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It’s here! We’ve made it! It’s over, finished, finito! I’m, of course, referring to the end of the school year. And I couldn’t be more thrilled! My most favorite day of summer break is the very first one, because each one after that inches us clo... Read more

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It’s April, and our thoughts turn to all things green. Nature is waking up from its winter nap (so are my allergies!), and we celebrate both Earth Day and Arbor Day in April. Funny story: MANY years ago when I was a child, a local park was giving... Read more

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Welcome, March! Longtime readers know it’s a month I love! Not only does March bring longer days and (hopefully) warmer temps, but it’s also when my mom and I both celebrate our birthdays. Throw in spring break, and it’s a full, fun month! In ... Read more

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“Do you need a night out?” was the subject line of an email I recently received. Before even reading the email, in my mind I answered a resounding “YES!” The email was, unfortunately, not inviting me to an exciting night on the town, but it was f... Read more

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Happy New Year! I trust the holidays were nice and, if you’re like me, you’re looking forward to some quieter days ahead. We all could benefit from some downtime in the Sarver home! As people do each January, we all think about resolutions, fr... Read more

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This year I celebrated 10 years working with KC Parent magazine. It’s hard to imagine that when I started I had a preschooler and kindergartener and now I have a daughter in middle school and one in high school! Where does the time go?!? As a par... Read more

Editor's Letters