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Talking to Kids About Private Parts

Wee-wee, bottom, heinie, chest, squatty, cooter, vajayjay, twat, kitty, peach, lady-parts, lady bits, wiener, nuts, balls, pointy-thing, ding dong, down there. These are just a few of the creative, nicer  words used to describe genitalia by both children and adults alike. When I asked my Facebook friends to share stories of their experiences with talking to kids about […]

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It’s A Small World After All

It’s true. Children believe that the world does, in fact, revolve around them. Such innocent self-centeredness stems from this limited period in their lives when they are fully catered to, their needs are met without request or explanation, and virtually all of life’s problems can be solved with a blanket warm from the dryer, some […]

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Sea Life and LEGOLAND: two attractions, LOTS of fun!

Kansas City has a plethora of family-friendly venues; two such “staycation”-worthy spots are Sea Life Aquarium and LEGOLAND, located at Crown Center in the heart of Kansas City. I was so excited to have the opportunity to take my kids to both of these places for the first time this summer! Now, I will confess that […]

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A Teacher’s Top Three Tips for Summer Learning

No more teachers, no more books, no more teachers’ dirty looks … As a former elementary teacher, I know full well how this rings true in many households come summer’s arrival, the hooting, the hollering, the celebration cartwheels … and sometimes the children join in. However, after sitting through hundreds of parent-teacher conferences each fall, I also […]

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Paint, Glaze and Fire

KC Activities that Bond Parents and Children

Kids that grow up feeling connected to a secure and loving caregiver have the relationship tools to be in healthy romantic relationships, have successful interpersonal skills with friends and coworkers, and even have stronger immune systems to fight disease and stress as adults! The Kansas City metro area is a fabulous place to raise a […]

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