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KC Baby Editor's Letter

When my younger was a toddler, we used to joke that we were going to get a button installed on her forehead that, when pressed, would say, “Again!” Because it didn’t matter what you did, read, sang or played with her, she always wanted to do it a... Read more

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A look into a person’s Google search history can reveal many things. Mine can tell you that I don’t know much about algebra or world history. When my girls come to me needing homework help, more often than not, Google is what helps them with thei... Read more

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Starting when my girls were just a few days old, I would take them outside for some fresh air. The idea began with my mom. She was in town to help out after the birth of both girls. After I had my first, she suggested I sit outside with Tori for ... Read more

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When I thought I might be pregnant with my older, I took an at-home pregnancy test. It was positive. So I took another. Also positive. I then called my husband and asked him to pick up more at the store. Those were all positive as well. I wasn’t ... Read more

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Ah, nap time, precious nap time. Naps and sleep schedule ruled the roost when I had babies. Any activities and outings were planned around nap time. Getting my girls on a good sleep schedule was a high priority, and I was happy to make any adjust... Read more

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In this issue you’ll find a piece titled “What New Moms Need to Know.” In the article, writer Stephanie Loux says, “Becoming a mother is synonymous to becoming a worrier.” Reading that brought back memories of when I brought my older home from th... Read more

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My younger was a crier. Although never officially diagnosed with colic, she cried. A lot. As in every waking hour in which she wasn’t eating. There was one other way to get her to stop crying. In our kitchen, the floor creaked in front of our pan... Read more

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August is upon us, and that means it’s back-to-school time. That I love summer and am no fan of the old BTS season is no secret. When I received an article called “Why I’m Singing the Back-to-School Blues,” I knew I could relate. Before reading t... Read more

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People often ask me what the most difficult part of being a magazine editor is. My answer is always the same: coming up with fresh, relevant articles, month after month and year after year. I’ve been doing this for 10 years and feel like I’ve cov... Read more

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For 10 years I taught elementary school. After my older was born, I taught for one year, but then decided to stay home. I always imagined I’d be a stay-at-home mom, but I didn’t imagine how difficult it would be to make the transition. I was accu... Read more

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I’ve written in this space before of my love/hate relationship with technology, my phone and social media. On one hand, it provides me with a lot of positives: keeps me in touch with a wide variety of people, frees me up from being tied to my lap... Read more

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The illusion of needing to be a great, Pinterest-perfect mom exerts a lot of pressure these days. I’ll admit it’s easy to get swept up into feeling that to be a great mom, I need to provide my kids need a perfectly themed birthday party; cute, ho... Read more

Winter in KC

Happy birthday to us! KC Baby & Maternity is celebrating a big milestone this year: 15 years as the ONLY magazine in the Kansas City area dedicated to pregnant moms, infants and toddlers. Begun in 2003 by Michael and Susan Gimotty, this publicati... Read more

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SO MANY decisions face a mom when she is pregnant and has a newborn! One of those is whether to breastfeed or bottle feed. I was sure I wanted to breastfeed my babies. My mom had nursed all six of us, and being the oldest, I was around it quite a... Read more

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I remember my first night home with my older as if it were yesterday. We were released from the hospital on Saturday, and my mom flew in from St. Louis to be there when we arrived home. We brought Tori in, unpacked and did our best to settle into... Read more

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My older daughter was a by-the-book baby. She slept when she was tired, met all milestones on time, ate the food I introduced to her, etc. I was spoiled into thinking all babies must be this easy (or else I really had this baby thing down!). My y... Read more

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As labor was progressing with my first child, the time arrived when I was to start pushing. The doctor instructed me to push and count to 10, and when I got to 10, I could take a break from pushing until the next contraction hit. For those of you... Read more

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Both of my pregnancies were fairly routine, and my labor and delivery pretty much by the book. I know for many that’s not the case. Pregnancies can be difficult, and babies can need extra help once they are born. Because of that, yearly we dedica... Read more

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The answer: 3,642. The question: How many times did I check my firstborn during the first month to see whether she was still breathing? I didn’t actually keep track, but if I had, it would have been something close to that number. I made myself c... Read more

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I am a Type A, like to plan and am a have-everything-organized-and-go-according-to-schedule type of gal. Having children really tested my Type A-ness in a big way. I was (and still am) in total awe and amazement over local mom Sarah Lyons. Here i... Read more

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