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Christa Melnyk Hines

Here are five ways to help keep your youngster safe and out of the emergency department —and a few tips if you find yourself there anyway. Read more

Parenting

What can kids learn from owning their own businesses? Parents of young entrepreneurs say they not only earn extra cash, they gain a host of valuable life skills too. Read more

Parenting

Here’s your guide for leaning into a more carefree, creative and spontaneous season. Read more

Summer

What can parents do to buffer their kids from the adverse effects of screen technology? Read more

Parenting

Feeling apprehensive about your upcoming labor and delivery? Knowing what to worry about and what not to can help alleviate fears you may be experiencing. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Considering a sleep-away camp for your child this summer? Here are few tips to make the experience an adventure he’ll remember long after the campfire songs are mere echoes in his ears. Read more

Summer

Banish winter yuck with a few of these nourishing self-care tips. Read more

Parenting

Pregnancy comes with plenty of questions. Do you have all of the answers? Take our quiz to find out your pregnancy IQ. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Here are 10 ways to shift your perspective and take command of this “hap-happiest” time of the year. Read more

Christmas in KC

If the holiday feels more like a tired list of ho-hum obligations rather than an energizing way to revel in your blessings, maybe this is the year to revolutionize your Thanksgiving. Read more

Fall in KC

How do we navigate a parenting style conflict without confusing our kids and harming our relationship with our partner? Read more

Parenting

Every new parent at some point wonders: Is my baby supposed to do that? Is this normal? Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Thanks to GPS technology in smartphones, we have plenty of options when it comes to keeping up with our teenagers. But should we? As with so many other parenting decisions, it mostly depends on what works best for your family and what skill... Read more

Parenting

As families prepare their students for the school season, educators weigh in on best practices for managing the transition back to school. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Mindful parenting techniques can help a child who is emotionally intense by nature learn boundaries without repressing her feisty personality. Read more

Parenting

Just as cigarette smoking drops to its lowest level in years, e-cigarette use, a.k.a. “vaping,” is exploding among middle and high school students. Teens may blow off the trend as harmless, but experts think otherwise. Read more

Parenting

Preeclampsia typically occurs any time after 20 weeks gestation and, more rarely, can develop up to six weeks postpartum. Women with preeclampsia generally experience high blood pressure and protein in the urine. Read more

Spring in KC

Supportive dads and father figures positively influence a child’s development. Here’s how. Read more

Summer

Anxiety becomes a problem when it affects quality of life and interferes with the activities you normally enjoy. Read more

Parenting

Social media is now the hippest hangout for kids, even as young as elementary school age. Parenting this generation of digital kids means we need to know how to help them navigate social media in a healthy, positive and safe way. Read more

Parenting