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As I sit alone during my workday and think about how the evening could go there are so many conflicting feelings going through my mind. It’s part anxiety, part confidence, part frustration, part positivity.  The confident parent in me says – hey,...
Reminiscing on summer camp as an adult, it was one of the most memorable times of my childhood. Team activities, art crafts, and songs galore always had me wanting to go back year after year. After having kids of...
When my son was diagnosed as being autistic two years ago, I thought I understood what that meant. I thought it meant communication delays, trouble with social interaction, sensory meltdowns, and more. I had puzzle pieces practically coming out...
The headaches started the summer before kindergarten. I blamed it on too much activity in the blazing August sun. The headaches continued into the first few months of kindergarten. I was coming to pick him up from school at least...
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. If your kid experiences frequent headaches, you are not alone. More than 40,000 kids in the Kansas City metro suffer from headaches. The good news is that headaches aren’t usually serious, but they...
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A Cure for Charlie

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#ACureforCharlie Charlie turned 3 in November 2020. He was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease in August 2019—so rare it is referred to only by its genetic location, SLC6A1. With this disease comes learning delays, neurological problems, as well as seizures...
We recently joined the ranks of families who have children with a feeding tube. We've been very open about this on social media and realized that people have lots of questions they've always been too nervous to ask...so I'm...
“All that matters is a healthy baby.”  How many times have you heard this phrase when talking about an ultrasound? I've used it many times when wondering about the gender of my children or chatting with my pregnant friends. While...
This post is sponsored by Children's Therapy Services in Overland Park. They can help your child improve speech and language so they are ready for school in the fall! You may have a concern or someone in you or your...
When my son, Patrick, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as a baby, his doctor lifted his forearm and pointed to a spot exactly between his wrist and elbow. “This is the middle,” he said. “This is where your son will...
"Look, Mom, that baby is missing her hand!” My daughter was born in July of 2018 with a physical "difference"; she was born with just one hand. When someone is born with a physical difference it is called "congenital." People...
I sat on my bed for the usual nightly routine of reading books. I used to read to the kids and now they read to me. I still help my daughter along as she’s just recently turned 6. But...
You know that feeling you get when there is something going on with your child, but you can't quite articulate what it is? For me, "that feeling" has been a complex web of ever-evolving emotion: worry, fear, frustration, insecurity,...
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 that you have a personal...
Giuliana Siraguso is like most middle school girls - a passionate dancer as well as lover of gymnastics, art, tennis, swimming, journaling, reading, any type of art. She adores hanging out with her friends and family.  She is also hearing...

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Best Arcades in Kansas City

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Local arcades are a great spot to take your kids, tweens, and teens for a fun activity (and the adults are likely to have...
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