<![CDATA[Family News & Events | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Family 60 Lindsay Hanson Metcalf: Hotels and my kids don’t mix, but I found the perfect alternative http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21607431.html#storylink=rss That time our 3-year-old human kangaroo almost got us evicted from a hotel made me wince as I searched for a place where we could be comfortable away from home. I found my solution online.

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Movie Mom: ‘Tomorrowland’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article21481458.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Tasha Fabela-Jonas: Hotel and hospital? Our $1,000 Monday was worth the cost http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21262959.html#storylink=rss We were out of town, and our 9-year-old son wasn’t feeling well, so we got a hotel room for the night. Just around midnight, I woke to the splashy sound of vomit. Was it his appendix?

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Movie Mom: ‘Pitch Perfect 2,’ ‘Mad Max,’ ‘Madding Crowd’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20986896.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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The Conversation: Theater’s production at library showcases a mother’s courage http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article20623350.html#storylink=rss Karen Paisley, founding artistic director of Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre, plays the mom in the musical. The free show is at 2 p.m. on Mother’s Day at the Kansas City Public Library’s Central Library.

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Mará Rose Williams: This graduation party is my celebration, too http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article20495508.html#storylink=rss I’m planning my last party for my baby, and it’s stressing me out. This is the big one, high school graduation.

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Movie Mom: ‘Hot Pursuit,’ ‘The D Train,’ ‘Bravetown,’ ‘Ride’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20432820.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Thu, 07 May 2015 14:01:52 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article20432820.html
Pamela E. Spencer: For years I didn’t want kids — but I changed my mind http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article20037195.html#storylink=rss This was my thinking in April 2012: Does a baby have to be in my future? Maybe it’s OK to be just me and my husband. But here I am, happily a new mom.

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Hey, kids, warm up to summer reading with these 10 titles http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article20032461.html#storylink=rss With a nod to Children’s Book Week beginning Monday, we spoke with National Book Award winner Birdsall during her recent stop in Kansas City to promote her latest, “The Penderwicks in Spring.” The middle-grade novel is among the 10 new books we’re recommending for children to read when the school year ends.

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As recent criminal cases show, parents need to be alert to perils when their children use social media http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/crime/article20104668.html#storylink=rss Social media platforms offer chance for kids to engage in cyberbullying or sexually inappropriate conversations with other teens — or worse, with predator adults.

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Matthew Gould knows what to do with those unwanted Lego bricks http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article20058261.html#storylink=rss His new organization, The Giving Brick, will take part in Powell Gardens Lego sculpture exhibit. Gould recycles Lego pieces for children in foster care.

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Movie Mom: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ ‘Adult Beginners’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19867845.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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Age is just a number: Mr. Stinky Feet looks at 50 and smiles http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article19327431.html#storylink=rss “Today is my birthday. My 50th trip around the sun,” writes parenting columnist Jim Cosgrove, aka the children’s entertainer Mr. Stinky Feet. “I really don’t know what all the fuss is about. I’m just a day older than I was yesterday. No biggie. And, as with every other day, I’m thrilled to be alive.”

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Movie Mom: ‘Age of Adaline,’ ‘Little Boy,’ ‘Ex Machina,’ ‘Water Diviner’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article19224972.html#storylink=rss Movie Mom Nell Minow’s information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18.

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My crime-fighting neighbors make the town a better home http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article18778491.html#storylink=rss Police swarmed a house on our block, hauled a handful of teenagers to jail and filed drug-related charges. The tipster revealed himself when we ran into each other that weekend.

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The Conversation: Our best response to child abuse may be to just understand http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article18581582.html#storylink=rss Licensed clinical social worker Ann Thomas of Olathe, the vice president of program administration at the Children’s Place, shares tips on what to do when you see child abuse, including first putting yourself in the parent’s shoes.

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Living with Children: Parents, not kids, should be the object of interest http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327071.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:06 CDT By JOHN ROSEMOND ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327071.html Ana Veciana-Suarez: Cannes do: Our love-hate relationship with killer heels http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22326993.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 09:50:04 CDT By ANA VECIANA-SUAREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22326993.html Ex-etiquette: Son doesn't want to see ex; what should I do? http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327131.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:10 CDT By JANN BLACKSTONE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327131.html Ask Mr. Dad: Time to volunteer and take the kids http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327134.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:10 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327134.html Sharon Randall: Away but present in grandkids' hearts http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327119.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:09 CDT By SHARON RANDALL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327119.html Lori Borgman: A brief history of selfies and narcissticks http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327092.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:08 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327092.html Chris Erskine: The runner in mid-life, working up a sweat before the smog-rise http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327068.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:06:06 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22327068.html Study: More Dads do diapers but not baby talk http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22326987.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 07:05:15 CDT By JONEL ALECCIA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22326987.html Balancing Act: One family's quest to buy nothing new for a year http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22175253.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 26 May 2015 03:05:11 CDT By HEIDI STEVENS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22175253.html Social Security Q&#38;A: What is the maximum benefit I can receive? http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22175415.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Mon, 25 May 2015 07:06:13 CDT Tribune News Service]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22175415.html What TV streamers get NOW, we used to have to work for http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21678867.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 11:20:08 CDT By TRACY LEE CURTIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21678867.html Mom doesn't want to miss baby's firsts http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21676434.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:55:09 CDT By WESLEY ALDEN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21676434.html Book review: 'How to Read a Story' is a perfect pick for budding readers http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21675900.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:50:08 CDT By DARIENNE STEWART ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article21675900.html Game review: Historical characters fight aliens in steampunk strategy game 'Code Name S.T.E.A.M.' http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21674730.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 10:30:07 CDT By CHAD SAPIEHA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article21674730.html