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preschool

New Preschool to Offer High-Quality Early Learning in KC and Liberty

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It’s a fact: children start learning from the moment they are born, and the brain develops faster in the first five years of life than at any other time. That knowledge can create a...
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How to Choose a Orthodontist For Your Child

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Look for an Orthodontist with Credentials When it comes to searching for pediatric orthodontic treatment, it is important to choose a professional with the correct education and credentials. Orthodontists are dentists who undergo an additional...

Childbirth is No Laughing Matter: How Laughing Gas Can Ease Labor Pains

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Part of planning a family is considering your birthing options. There are several settings women can consider, and I recommend a low intervention hospital setting if this is your preference. As your due date...

Avoiding the Summer Slump – Advice from a Pediatrician Mom

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Summer – Yay! At least that's what your kids are thinking. But summer can be stressful for parents, whether it's figuring out childcare during the summer or just finding ways to keep your kids...

Slow and Steady: Finding Confidence in Motherhood

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If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably heard that those first months of motherhood are hard. That you’ll be in survival mode until the baby is probably six months old. That you’ll cry a...

Early Childhood Dental Visits: What Age and What to Expect

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Dental care can be frightening and intimidating to a small child, and that first impression can often last a lifetime.  That’s why we do everything we can to make those first impressions as positive...

When Kids See Mom Work

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If you have a child above the age of two, you’ll appreciate that role models come in all shapes and sizes, and from some very unlikely places. My children have embraced as role models...

Breastfeeding from Birth to Beyond

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It is important that each family has an individualized breastfeeding plan of care that works, not just during their hospital stay, but when they go home as well.   As a lactation consultant at Menorah...

Autism Acceptance Month – Going Beyond Awareness

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Autism currently impacts 1 in 59 children, that includes 1 in 37 boys and 1 in 151 girls. With the prevalence rate of Autism being as high as it is, it is very likely...
pregnancy

What Your OB/GYN Really Wants You to Know

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Ever had those burning questions you want to ask your OB/GYN but you're too afraid to because you don't want to sound silly or don't want to waste their time? Well, you don't need...

Which Hand Sanitizer Works Best?

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Cold and flu season is still ramping up, and moms all over KC are hoping for two things. First, no more snow days. Enough. Second, we want our kids to stay healthy! Even with...
Nearly Died Giving Birth

I Nearly Died Giving Birth: Surviving an Amniotic Fluid Embolism

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It was February 14, 2018 - Valentine’s Day – one year ago - when my husband and I went in for a scheduled induction for our first child. We celebrated with a romantic dinner...

The Cost of Pre-K Education in KC

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Tell me if this sounds familiar to you. When it was time to enroll my daughter in an early learning program, I was ready. I was getting an early start. I was ready to do...
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Is Public School at Home Right for Your Family?       

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Moms know there's no tougher job—nor one that matters more—than raising and educating our kids. And though some of us may have dreamed of homeschooling, orchestrating those "aha!" moments of educational discovery, vowing to...

To the Newbie at the Gym

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The new year is here and with it, an onslaught of new people at the gym.  I know a lot of gym “regulars” will not love the crowding, the unintentional ignorance of unwritten gym rules,...