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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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Exciting News for Midtown

Major developments in education have occurred in Midtown Kansas City! Last fall, we introduced you to the Midtown Community School Initiative (MCSI), a group of parents and community leaders who had organized in an effort to change the face of education in Midtown. This group has worked hard over the last eight months to develop […]

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Advocating for Your Child

(Note: The following tips are based only on my personal experiences; not all states and/or school districts operate in this way.) When you realize that your parenting journey is different than you imagined it would be, it can cause a great deal of stress. Questions about your child’s progress and reports of progress, regular meetings, […]

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Preparing for a Sleep Study

Having children changed me in many of the same ways that motherhood has changed you; things which used to be a high priority (like a daily shower) seemed to find a lower priority level when parenting tasks took precedent. Contrary to the myth that parenting a child with special needs takes a special parent, I […]

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Fun at the Library

“Having fun isn’t hard … when you have a library card!” Cartoon aardvark Arthur was right, and the Plaza Library has become our go-to source for free fun. Aside from the awesome kids area with shelves of books, fun floor toys, a telescope to view the city, a puppet theater, coloring sheets and crayons and […]

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Gifts that Give Back!

I know most of you are wrapping up your Christmas shopping, but I want to share with you a few more ideas for gifts that do more than just give to your special person – they give to a person in need, as well! I was asked to share about these awesome products on Fox […]

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Feed Hungry People Today, End Hunger Tomorrow

This is the mission of Harvesters: to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. As the Kansas City area’s only food bank, Harvesters has served our community since 1979 by collecting food and household products, distributing products and providing nutrition services, and offering leadership to increase awareness and generate solutions to alleviate hunger. The work […]

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