RSS

Victoria Pressley

So you want to host a play date? Good for you. Local mom Jenn Fencl says, “A successful play date depends on a parent’s ability to remain calm.” So true. Here are more great tips for successful play dates! Read more

Parenting

Kansas City is home to many terrific one-of-a-kind attractions you won't find anywhere else! Enjoy unique museums and sites without leaving town. Read more

Best of KC

For some parents, midnight changes and bed stripping is a nightly ritual. It was for us. Six out of seven nights, we’d have a pre-dawn diaper explosion with a sleepy sobbing boy, soaked sheets and sodden PJ’s – not to mention our wet clothe... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

These days, kids are taking more tests—and earlier—than ever before. Anxiety over a pressure to perform academically or athletically is an increasing problem that affects a wide age range of children. Some stress is to be expected and is no... Read more

Parenting

Vegetarians come in all shapes and sizes, from various professional fields and with different motives. How should parents respond when kids choose a vegetarian diet? Read more

Parenting

My kids can’t just run down the street to Nana’s house for milk and cookies. Luckily, technology enables us to communicate faster and easier with far-flung relatives than ever before. But can kids really build a close relationship with dist... Read more

Parenting

“Excuse me, your purse and coffee mug are on your roof,” another driver told my mom. Sure enough, my mother had driven several blocks (downhill, in the rain) with her open purse and a full mug of tea on the roof of the car before this man c... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

When it comes to the often-feared relationship with a mother-in-law (MIL,) busting down barriers and even building a friendly camaraderie often take time, patience and persistence. Read more

Editor's Letters

Kansas City was home to many famous, and infamous citizens and you can take your family on an adventure this fall exploring the sites, homes, and attractions telling their stories. Read more

Fall in KC

The first day of school can be a nerve-racking event, looming heavier as the big day approaches—not just for kids, but for us parent folk, too. Here are a few tips to distract yourself and help squash your first day jitters. Read more

Parenting

Over scheduled kids, 500 channels of cable TV, video games and portable technology… sometimes it’s hard to carve out a little low-tech, no-stress family time. But flick through your fondest family memories and there are probably a few epic ... Read more

Parenting

“So how’s Nameless Nephew doing?” I could have said “your new baby” or “your precious son” but the unnamed baby was now a month old. The problem: Daddy liked Joshua. Mommy liked Alexander. Big brother liked Thomas (after Thomas the Tank Eng... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Blending families is an emotional slurry for everyone. Perhaps the kids harbor hopes that their real parents will reunite. Or, if the kids like their stepparent, they wrestle with guilt for being “disloyal” to their biological parent. Maybe... Read more

Parenting

2011 marks the sesquicentennial, 150 years, of the Civil War and Kansas statehood. From mansions to battlefields, it’s a great time to visit our historical sites. Read more

Best of KC

It’s cool to be a cheapskate these days. It’s also easy via the web. But with so many coupon, discount and deal websites available, navigating your way to the best sites to find deals you’ll actually use can be a challenge. Here are a few s... Read more

Parenting

It’s often said that the spouse has the toughest job in the military. Yet military spouses are often the subjects of unflattering stereotypes. You hear about the loneliness, overwhelmed young mothers, heartless gold diggers, helpless and de... Read more

Parenting

The right pediatrician will keep your child healthy and you happy. The wrong pediatrician can wreak havoc on a new mom’s self-esteem. Follow this advice to find a doctor you can trust. Read more

Parenting

A mother shares her story of her preemie. Read more

KC Baby Magazine