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Childbirth and Parenting Classes: Cravings, Epidurals and Swaddling, OH MY!

Childbirth and Parenting Classes: Cravings, Epidurals and Swaddling, OH MY!

We have partnered with Olathe Medical Center to bring relevant and important information to KCMB readers through this sponsored post.Learning that you’re going to be a parent is exciting, shocking, scary, you name it! And with the news of your pregnancy comes a flood of information from your family and friends. Not to mention all of the […]

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The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

The Benefits of a Flexible, Virtual Learning Environment

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with Leavenworth Virtual School (USD 453). Parents are their child’s best teachers. These days, a number of families are opting to maximize this philosophical belief through a homeschool or virtually supported learning environment for their child, as opposed to a more traditional classroom experience. The Leavenworth Virtual […]

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How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Teachers spend weeks every Fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer months. This can have a cumulative effect year after year, and result in a long-term impact on their overall performance in school. Now we are not […]

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STEAM at Home - It Works!

STEAM at Home – It Works!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Maize Virtual Prep School. With the growing emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math) education, parents may be feeling a bit intimidated with the integrated approach to learning. By participating in enrichment activities in the community, you can easily add to […]

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Keeping Resolutions Going

Keeping Resolutions Going

It’s February. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? For many of us the excitement of making changes has faded and many of us are right back into many of our old routines. Some of that is the reality of real life and some of that is because our goals don’t have a deeper reason. I […]

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Breast Implants and the Active Woman: What Should You Know?

This post is sponsored by Associated Plastic Surgeons, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons in Leawood, Kan. Does it make sense for active women to get breast implants? Not just bodybuilders and marathon fanatics, but regular women who simply enjoy running, playing tennis, or doing any other physically demanding activity in which smaller may be better. That question […]

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maternity clothes

Passing on Maternity Clothes

Dear Friend, Tonight I’m boxing up my maternity clothes one by one. It’s so crazy to think that just 12 short weeks ago these fit super snugly around my tummy. Actually, since I’ve had 3 babies in the last 3.5 years I’ve been in and out of these on a pretty regular cycle. As I place […]

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