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As surprising as it sounds, your tiny baby will most likely eventually go to high school and then prepare for something after graduation. I was as surprised as you when we entered the almost-ready-for-college part of our parenting journey....
My daughter came sprinting into the house, as most informants do, to let us all know that my son was going to ask a girl out. After picking my jaw up off the ground I immediately launched into a...
This post is sponsored by Children’s Mercy Kansas City.  There’s a stereotype for teens of sleeping in late, struggling to wake up and being night owls. It’s one we’ve all seen, and you may even see it in your own...
As a self-proclaimed craft queen, you can always find me and my daughter, Olivia, crafting on a regular basis. My craft studio (aka office) has become more and more filled with seasonal craft supplies to keep her busy. At...
You read the title correctly. I do in fact often let my 11-year-old daughter watch The Bachelor shows with me. I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack for this, but just listen.  Now, we’ve always been a...
It’s that time of year again, whether you’re going to be attending in person or on Zoom, parent teacher conferences are coming. Here are some quick tips from a teacher's mind to help things run smoothly. Talk to Your Child Before...
We’ve all been there. Your sweet little cherub pulls out the newest piece of prized art work and holds it in their grubby little hands waiting for you to admire it. Then if you are like me, you stumble...
New teachers, backpacks and supplies get us all geared up for a new school year but what happens when a month has passed and the newness has worn off? It is common to see an increase in negative behaviors from...
My second baby boy is due almost three years after my firstborn son. In those three years, not a lot has changed in the baby world. I still have all of my old baby gear, clothes, and tech. I...
I swear it was 100 years ago when I was in fifth grade band. Yet it seems like yesterday I played in my first band concert. If you played an instrument, I bet you can still hear that version...
You could say that I’ve always had a passion for the organization and ease of efficient and safe school pickups and drop-offs. I don’t want to brag, but I did spend two years in elementary school as a member...
If your child needs extra help beyond the school day, tutors and learning centers are ready to help.816-569-9984 Choosing Sylvan is about getting results and setting your child up for long-term success. At Sylvan, we’re focused on building academic confidence,...
I have already started checking off our back-to-school list. Markers, crayons, folders, and notebooks. Maybe a new lunchbox and backpack. Oh, don't forget the hand sanitizer and masks! This will be my daughter's third year of elementary school. So far,...
This post is written and sponsored by Overland Park Regional Medical Center. When your child is sick or injured, trust the expertise of The Pediatric Center at Overland Park Regional Medical Center to get them back to being a kid...
OK, I’m going to say it…the beginning of the school year is coming. I know, I know, if you’re anything like me you’d rather stick pencils in your eyeballs than acknowledge this fact! The lazy days of summer are...

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Spooky Halloween Events in Kansas City

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While there are plenty of fall and Halloween events in Kansas City to look forward to this year, for some it's not Halloween without a...
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