<![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: 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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Sun, 14 Jun 2015 06:00:00 CDT

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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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Movie Mom: Should kids see ‘Jurassic World’? http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article23661826.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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Jim Cosgrove: I live next door to, um, what’s-his-name http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article23213745.html#storylink=rss In Mexico, a young man once asked me: “I hear that in the U.S. you can live next door to people for 20 years and never speak to them. Is that really true?” “Yup,” I said. “Sad, but true.”

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Sesame Street’s educational impact is comparable to preschool, study finds http://www.kansascity.com/living/article23463486.html#storylink=rss The most authoritative study ever done on the impact of “Sesame Street,” to be released on Monday, finds that the famous show on public TV has delivered lasting educational benefits to millions of American children – benefits as powerful as the ones children get from going to preschool.

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As birth rates decrease, baby boomers wait longer to be grandparents http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article23214729.html#storylink=rss As young adults put off the start of families, their parents aren’t getting any younger. That leaves the older set waiting and hoping to fulfill their next big role in family life: grandparenthood.

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After five decades in heels, Barbie finally slips on a pair of flats http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article23108925.html#storylink=rss Mattel’s new “Fashionista” Barbies have flexible ankles and come in a more diverse variety: eight skin tones, 14 face shapes, 22 hairdos, 23 hair colors and 18 eye colors. “The Barbie Fashionistas line was designed to represent the world girls see around them,” explained Ani Istanboulian, a spokeswoman for Mattel.

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Movie Mom: ‘Spy,’ ‘Entourage’ http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article22998762.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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Pamela E. Spencer: I had no idea having a newborn would be so hard http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article22619682.html#storylink=rss When you’re pregnant, everyone congratulates you. People tell you how wonderful it is to be a parent. Other moms hug you. They give you all manner of unsolicited advice. But no one warns you how hard it is to be the parent of a newborn baby.

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Voices: Are culturally themed parties offensive? http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26043448.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LAURA BARTUSIAK AND RAUL ESPA�A ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26043448.html Game review: 'Whispering Willows,' lacks depth http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26042374.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DANIEL PEREZ ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26042374.html Movie review: 'Spy' has laugh till it hurts humor http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article26038837.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ASHLEY BLACK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/entertainment/movies-news-reviews/article26038837.html Lean In: Mellody Hobson, investment expert http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038834.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MELLODY HOBSON ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038834.html At-risk youth can text 741741 for crisis counseling http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038831.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By MELISSA HARRIS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038831.html Movie review: 'Inside Out' brings out the inner child in everyone http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038828.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By VICTOR JORGES ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038828.html Low-income kids soar on summer trips abroad http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038573.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By COLLEEN MASTONY ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038573.html Parents @ Play: Running hot and cold http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038213.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT AND SAMANTHA FEUSS ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article26038213.html Transgender community in this suburban area hopes new era really here http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817104.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By KAREN ANN CULLOTTA ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817104.html Even in the Jim Crow South, a mother could impart wisdom about race http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817590.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By DEBRA-LYNN B. HOOK ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817590.html Ask Mr. Dad: Enjoy the water and safety this summer http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817593.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By ARMIN BROTT ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817593.html Lori Borgman: The meaning of the 4th is losing its spark http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817587.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By LORI BORGMAN ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817587.html Sharon Randall: A password to sanity? Meet Blake in customer service http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817578.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By SHARON RANDALL ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817578.html Chris Erskine: A summer day just made for wasting http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817566.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 03:00:00 CDT By CHRIS ERSKINE ]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/family/article25817566.html