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It's not perfect. It's parenting.

April 2021

Brandon Billinger holds hands with his two young sons walking away as the cross a walking bridge on a sunny day.

What nobody tells you about parenting

When I became a dad, I had no idea what I was really getting into. The fact of the matter is that I didn’t even know how to change a diaper.

Toddler girl wearing a grey striped shirt leans over a table to look at four white cleaning products.

Keeping kids safe from accidental poisonings

According to the American Association of Poison Control Center, over 91% of poison exposures in Missouri and Kansas occur in the home, and over 45% of those cases involved children under the age of 5.

Family with young baby holding baby food jar in a grocery store.

Toxic metals found in baby food: what you should do now

With the recent news that the US House of Representatives found multiple baby food brands were tainted with high levels of heavy metals like arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, it can send any parent into fear mode.  We should be concerned, but not panic. Here’s why.

A parent’s guide to discussing white privilege

The process of evaluation and education related to white privilege is an important part of the journey to addressing racism and working toward a world where all children are safe and healthy.