<![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 Movie Mom: ‘Mission: Impossible,’ ‘Vacation,’ ‘Infinitely Polar Bear’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article29401381.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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Our lesson about alcohol and drugs: Moderation, responsibility http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article28454449.html#storylink=rss My husband and I have always raised our son to know the truth. We don’t hide much from him. So when we saw a young woman staggering down the sidewalk, I told him what was going on and used it as a lesson.

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Movie Mom: ‘Pixels,’ ‘Paper Towns,’ ‘Southpaw’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article28259077.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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Mará Rose Williams: I am so right, but my sons don’t believe me http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article27407227.html#storylink=rss My boys think their mama just fell off the cabbage truck. No matter what I try to tell them, warn them about or advise them on, they look at me as if to say, Duh!

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Pamela E. Spencer: How to balance work and baby? Baby comes first http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article27062578.html#storylink=rss Once your kids get a little older, it gets easier to stay late at work one day, and then the next day and then it becomes a habit. Before you know it, you are missing baseball games and other fun stuff because of your job. I don’t want that to happen to me.

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Movie Mom: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Testament of Youth’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article27312595.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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Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:12:29 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article27312595.html
Jim Cosgrove: My sister’s marriage teaches our family all about love http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26555737.html#storylink=rss My sister Trish has been married three times — to the same woman. The first was a “spiritual but not legal” celebration. The second was legal but later rescinded by the state. The third was joyous and lasting. Their love matters.

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Lindsay Hanson Metcalf: I want free time for my kids, but busyness abounds http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25606516.html#storylink=rss If my kids have time to get bored, they’ll learn to rely on their imaginations for entertainment and grow up to be creative problem solvers. But they are driving me crazy. All those summer moments have to be filled somehow, whether it’s by them or by me. And so far, the letting-them-entertain themselves mantra is backfiring.

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Movie Mom: ‘Terminator Genisys,’ ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Overnight,’ ‘Dreams’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article25911229.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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Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:55:54 CDT http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article25911229.html
Go Shout Love is an organization committed to helping families with ill children http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25190176.html#storylink=rss Every month since last June, Go Shout Love has sponsored a new child with a rare illness. Each month, an Etsy-like auction is held on Instagram, and vendors and individuals donate their goods and services. One hundred percent of the Instagram auction proceeds go to the family of the month.

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A century later, Mamaquita’s descendants take a huge family photo http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25127191.html#storylink=rss How do you get 700 people to pose for a family picture? Just ask Kansas City’s Ramona Farris, who guided the taking of one of the largest family portraits we’ve ever seen. This was the fruit of Maria Hernandez’s DNA gathered exactly 100 years after Hernandez — Mamaquita to her family — came to the United States from Mexico.

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On Father’s Day, life itself is a special gift for Springfield cop who was shot in head http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25081846.html#storylink=rss Aaron Pearson followed his father, Winston Pearson, into law enforcement. As Aaron continues to beat the odds after suffering a gunshot wound in the head earlier this year, the two will mark a special Father’s Day full of gratitude, answered prayers, and the love and support of family.

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Tasha Fabela-Jonas: Is my son the only kid who says ‘no’ to spaghetti sauce? http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25007044.html#storylink=rss One of the many new foods we’ve been trying to get our picky, constipation-prone son to try: blueberries. You’d think we were feeding him bugs, with all the horrible, gagging-vomit motions he did. Maybe we’ll try that one again in a year, or two. But we have to get more fiber in his diet.

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Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:55:00 CDT

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‘All In’ is a call to men: Dads need better paid parental leave http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article25505635.html#storylink=rss Josh Levs, a reporter and columnist for CNN, battled with his employer, Time Warner, over getting more paid paternity leave and eventually succeeded. His book “All In” seeks to be a sort of “Lean In” for men, and not just in the unsubtle title echo.

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Mará Rose Williams: In graduation season, my son reflects the gratitude he was taught http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article23849596.html#storylink=rss I just love witnessing the results of my brilliant parenting, as opposed to owning up to the many blunders I’ve made in that area over the years.

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New ABC Family series ‘Becoming Us’ captures a family’s transgender journey http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/tv/article24383311.html#storylink=rss “Becoming Us,” which airs at 8 p.m. Mondays on ABC Family, follows Ben Lehwald as a 16-year-old dealing with the usual challenges of high school and encroaching adulthood — plus the recent news that his father is becoming a woman. The Lehwalds reveal themselves as authentic and relatable, which makes the series an illuminating glimpse into the world we all occupy in the year Time magazine declared as “the transgender tipping point.”

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Teens partner with Texas Muslim Women's Foundation under expanded youth leadership group http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29544940.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MEREDITH SHAMBURGER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29544940.html Book review: If you expect 'Go Set a Watchman' to be nostalgic, prepare to be shocked http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29538430.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By COURTNEY BUTTERWORTH ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/books/article29538430.html Movie review: 'Paper Towns,' an unconventional, adventure-infused take on high school http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article29537224.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ANTONIA DEBIANCHI ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article29537224.html Interview: Rebecca Ferguson, 'Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation' http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29537227.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LINDSAY GLICK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29537227.html Movie Review: 'Southpaw' is a knockout http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article29537230.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By BEN JARZOMBEK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article29537230.html Profile: Stephanie Duno, showing the world that anything is 'Pawssible' http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29531494.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ELIZABETH GARRISON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29531494.html Lean In: Sabrina Pipkin, marketing coordinator http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29530597.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By SABRINA PIPKIN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29530597.html Game review: 'Kyn,' frustrating RPG http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522917.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By JOSH HAWKINS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522917.html Parents @ Play: A midsummer days' dream http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522842.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522842.html Icebox Derby girls create change, one refrigerator at a time http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522827.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ERIN GOWDY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522827.html iPad, iPhone tips and trick http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522815.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By EMILY SPETER ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522815.html Learning about people part of the job for a 14-year-old computer prodigy http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522806.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DAVID TARRANT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29522806.html As search for teens continues unsuccessfully, 'gut-wrenching' decision looms http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29486098.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ADAM SACASA AND MIKE CLARY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29486098.html Gulf Stream current may have played a role in capsizing boat, authorities say http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29486101.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Wed, 29 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By KEN KAYE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article29486101.html