Sep 6, 201207:49 AMColumbia Family
Ideas And Resources For Mid-Missouri Parents
We’re so excited about our upcoming Family Guide; we had to tell you about it. We know its content will help you as you strive to be the happiest and healthiest family here in Columbia.
Featuring recipes with hidden healthy ingredients, toys that make minds and smiles grow, and advice for raising children age 0-18, the Family Guide will be the definitive source for raising families in CoMo.
Here is some of our favorite content so far:
- The best kids menus in town. We asked our Facebook and Twitter followers to name their favorite place to take kids out to eat, and we were flooded with responses. An overwhelming favorite? Flat Branch Pub & Brewing. Serving homemade apple sauce and a kid’s burger for $3.50 for children 12 and younger – with some of the best beers in CoMo on tap for moms and dads – this Fourth Street favorite is popular with parents and kids alike. The Family Guide will recommend nine other restaurants with great options for kids.
- Use this, not that. In addition to two recipes that are yummy and healthy, we’ll have a list of six ingredient substitutions you can make when baking to pump up the health factor without sacrificing flavor. For example, bakers can exchange 1 cup of self-rising flour for ½ cup of whole wheat flour, reducing the calorie count of the baked treat significantly.
- Teach your kids financial responsibility. Financial responsibility is hard for most adults to understand, but teaching children a few key principles can help them learn financial responsibility and accountability at an early age. We spoke with local accountants and financial planners to get five tips for teaching kids how to spend their money wisely. What can you do now? Set-up a savings account for your child as soon as possible say most experts. Piggy banks’ change can be deposited, too.
- Advice from CoMo parents on raising kids ages 0-18. From the trenches of third trimester pregnancy to preparing a newly minted adult for life after high school, Columbia parents (just like you) offer their advice for raising kids their children’s ages. The common theme? Parenting has its challenges at every age, but it’s so worth it.
Keep an eye on your mailboxes — the Family Guide will be delivered with your October issue of Inside Columbia. Haven’t subscribed? It’s not too late, but subscribe now to make sure you get your copy.