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Laura Miller Mceachen

If you have a boy in elementary school, you may be considering Cub Scouts. Cub Scouting has been evolving to meet the current needs of boys and their families. Read more

Parenting

The world is a competitive place, and we all want our children to do well. How do you find a balance between encouraging a little healthy competition and bringing up a child who will burn out or alienate others? Read more

Parenting

Here are 20 things you can do for yourself to revitalize in a short amount of time. Read more

Parenting

Although this is not a conversation anyone looks forward to having, discussing your divorce with your children in a thoughtful and sensitive manner can ease the transition for them and provide a good start to future co-parenting. Read more

Parenting

Although home economics classes have disappeared from most schools, kids have a real need to learn the skills associated with running a home and just generally being an independent adult. Read more

Parenting

Host a variety of get togethers for your family. Read more

Parenting

I’ll admit it. I am just not crafty. I look at a paper plate and I see a paper plate. Not an alien or a raccoon mask or a ladybug with the addition of paint and a few pipe cleaners. I rarely go on Pinterest, nor am I trained in any aspect o... Read more

Parenting

I had to get a new refrigerator recently after our old one quit working. I was appalled at the amount of food I threw out that didn’t make the cut to be transferred to the new fridge. It got me to thinking about how much food our family was... Read more

Fall in KC

Listen to your instincts, not the Greek chorus of friends and relatives insisting that they know the “right way” to do everything. Most importantly, don’t hesitate to ask for help if you need it. In my experience, friends and family may be ... Read more

KC Baby Magazine

Caution: The movies you loved as a kid may not be suitable for all audiences. Read more

Winter in KC

There are only two ways that I know of to help your financial situation: Bring in more money OR pay out less money. If you are a busy parent, paying out less money is usually the easier option. Read more

Parenting

Last year we geared up for a 20-hour, straight-through drive with our two children. I was convinced it was going to be a disaster. Surprisingly, it went really well. The kids did great—better than I did! Here are some tips that worked for ... Read more

Vacations

There are more than 600 different subscription box services, and that number is continuing to grow! Numerous websites, YouTube videos, blogs and discussion boards are dedicated to listing, reviewing and rating the various services. Read more

KC Baby Magazine

“What do parents have to be knowledgeable about today that they did not when we were kids?” My phone beeped in rapid succession with a flood of incoming messages. Read more

Parenting

Great tips for gifts that are generally well received. Read more

Parenting

I have worked as a family law attorney for almost 20 years. I have learned that children are resilient, and divorce per se does not harm them. What does harm children is continued parental fighting, whether the marriage is intact, in the pr... Read more

Parenting

While there is no real way to “cheat” at entertaining for the holidays, I hope you can use some of these with your family this holiday season. Read more

Parenting

Now that school is back in session, perhaps one of the items on your to-do list is going through the kids’ closets in order to prepare for the upcoming colder weather and those seemingly never ending growth spurts. Read more

Parenting