- Health & Family
- Parents' planner (March 14-20)
Sarah Coyne: Love should be the only consistency for parents
Later, I kept coming back to the idea that consistency alone wasn't ideal. It's something I'd already been pondering for quite some time.
VIDEO: Lego clubs find homes in libraries
Stephen Crane has plenty of Lego bricks, but not as much as the Joplin Public Library. The 9-year-old from Oronogo loves getting the chance to dive into a collection that eclipses his.
- Parents' planner (March 7-13)
Sarah Coyne: Sometimes kids need guidance mediating
Shortly after I'd heard about the problem-solving approach, my girls were once again arguing over a toy. Instead of waiting for the situation to devolve into madness, I stepped in. I brought my notepad and a big handful of faith.
Indoor activity: These places have space for when weather isn't great
The weather in Missouri can be anything but accommodating. Warm winter days perfect for hiking can give way to nasty, snowy, cold days that keep everyone inside.
- Parents' planner (Feb. 28-March 6)
Sarah Coyne: Empower children to find own answers
I've often said that if it weren't for all the refereeing required of mothers, my job would be a perfect joy.
Building bluebird boxes a beneficial activity for whole family
Want a front-row seat to see the life cycle of birds? Consider installing a bluebird nest box soon to prepare for the coming nesting season.
Sarah Coyne: Attentive parenting crucial for kids
My first-grader comes home from school with a hundred things to tell me about her day.
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