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Karen Johnson

If you too are wondering when you (and your kids) will be ready for them to stay home alone, here are a few things to consider. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Setting apart a regular night (once a week, or even once a month) to reconnect with your spouse says something to each other. It’s a way of saying, “Hi. Remember me? I remember you. I miss you. I love you. I need you. Our marriage matters.” Read more

Best of KC

Well Moms and Dads, you don’t have to. You can host a fun and memorable party for your child without breaking the bank or making your head spin. Here are few simple tips. Read more

Parenting

You need to feed your pregnant body with proper nutrition to insure that you stay healthy and that your unborn child develops as he should. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

You know how it goes. “Get your shoes on! We are late! Did you brush your teeth?! I don’t know where your library books are. That’s not my responsibility. Can you please eat more breakfast? You cannot wear that. Because it’s 45 degrees outs... Read more

Parenting

I asked some Thanksgiving experts (mostly moms and grandmas) for their best Thanksgiving tips. Here are some tricks to help your day run smoothly. Read more

Best of KC

Here are a few favorites among local moms who say their lives are far easier to manage with the help of a little modern technology. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

When people ask what they should see or do when they visit Kansas City, what comes to mind? In our fun and family-friendly city, folks can find endless opportunities for good food and entertainment at reasonable prices. Here are a few of ou... Read more

Christmas in KC

Here are some tips to help you save pennies when dining out in the KC area. Read more

Parenting

She’s having a baby! No, I’m not talking about the 1980s movie with Kevin Bacon. I’m talking about you! And the time has come to choose an OB/GYN. You know, the man or woman who will be elbow deep in your lady bits catching the human you’ve... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

It’s summer in KC! With kids home all day, parents are looking for ways to get kids off of devices and move them outdoors. If they claim they are bored, try bringing the inside out. Here are some activities to help you get outside as much a... Read more

Summer

So kids, here’s what we hope participating in sports will teach you. Read more

Parenting

May means school is wrapping up and activities are in full force. That can be overwhelming for your kids (and you!), so here are some tips for coping with this busy time. Read more

Parenting

It’s the best time of year in Kansas City! The dreary winter is over, so let’s put down our phones and iPads, pack up a picnic lunch and head out to enjoy the fresh air with our families. Here are some great picnic locations, as well as fun... Read more

Summer

Exactly what should you hand down to your second, third (and if you’re crazy enough, fourth and subsequent) children? And what should be bought new for each child? Here’s the breakdown. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Here are some ways you can kick-start your family into a green routine this Earth Day. Read more

Best of KC

Dealing with whining kids may be one of the most difficult jobs a parent must do. Why does it always seem to be when you are in a rush, grabbing necessary grocery items, waiting in line to check out, that your 3-year-old melts down? Read more

Parenting

If you have a 3- to 4-year-old, deciding to enroll her in a day care or preschool can be a difficult choice to make. Read more

Parenting

We are here to debunk those myths and let you know the facts—the “do’s and don’ts” of pregnancy. Read more

Vacations

Rules, rules, rules. Your kids don’t like them, but what they don’t realize is they need them! Kids need structure. They need to know what’s expected and what will happen if those expectations aren't met. Read more

Parenting