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Simba and Mufasa return to take viewers on emotional ride

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Simba has a lot to learn. And Mufasa, his roaring royal pop and the Pride Lands’ Lion King, is eager to teach him. Mufasa takes time to help Simba explore the vast ...

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7 healthy back to school tips for kids

Summer will soon be over for many kids, and as a parent, whether you’re shedding tears or jumping with the joy at your kids heading back to school, you should also be ...

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Area church home after mission trip to Alaska

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A youth mission team from Connection Point Church, Raytown, Mo, shared the love of Christ in Alaska during June. The youth mission team partnered with Grace Works, a ministry in Anchorage that ...

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FROM THE CHEAP SEATS – Netting or Not?

The debate is on. After two kids have been hit with foul balls beyond the netting at Major League games this year, is Major League Baseball going to do anything about it? ...

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Kansas can help your child pay for college

The pursuit of higher education can be intimidating, not just for students, but for parents as well.  College is a massive monetary investment and many can become overwhelmed by the costs. Expenses ...

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City Union Mission takes homeless children to summer camp

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Kansas City’s at-risk and homeless children are getting ready to head to camp, thanks to City Union Mission. Registration is now open for the Mission’s summer camping programs which give children an ...

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America’s Got Talent to aliens: July’s 5 family things

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Aliens aside, I’m always looking for something to watch with my children that doesn’t involve animation, superheroes, princesses or sports stars. Those four categories are great, but they’ve slowly become my kids’ ...

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Today’s dads spending more time with kids

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Last week Metro Voice published a story about the negative effects on society when fathers are not present in the lives of their kids. A reader responded that we should publish some ...

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June streaming includes two kinds of superheroes

Superheroes are ultra-popular movie themes these days, but they’re also often ultra-violent and, sometimes, profane. They’re also loved by young children, even if the kids never have watched one and even though ...

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Kids have greater porn access during the summer

kids are higher risk of accessing porn during the summer

If you’re a parent, summer means planning trips to the pool, grandparents, family vacations, play dates, and juggling an even balance between the demands of your job and family. While it’s a ...

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ joins ‘Les Miserables’ for June movie spotlight

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The Secret Life of Pets was the fourth-highest grossing film of 2016 and one of the most family-friendly, too, with plenty of laughs and life lessons for parents and children. Its sequel ...

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Families prefer summer trips by car

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Remember the days of summer trips with the family, scenery flying by with your hand out the window? Those days are back according to a new study. As summer begins, millions of ...

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Syrian rebels kill Christian kids with targeted rockets

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Children playing outside in a Syrian town have been murdered by a deplorable targeted rocket attack. Observers are calling the Sunday attack on the town of al-Suqaylabiyah  a targeted terror act against ...

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Faith-based ‘Like Arrows’ tops May’s streaming lineup

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The filmmakers of Like Arrows, Alex and Stephen Kendrick, are the names behind some of the most successful films in faith-based entertainment— including War Room, Courageous and Fireproof — but they’ve also ...

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ADHD 7 times higher in preschoolers who get over 2 hours screentime

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Preschoolers who spend more than two hours per day with screentime on smartphones and tablets are seven times more likely to develop the symptoms of ADHD, according to shocking new research. The ...

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Traffickers using kidnapped kids to get across border

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If the news couldn’t get any worse from the crisis at the southern border of the United States, details are emerging of how traffickers are using kidnapped children to help others gain ...

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Tornado rips roof from church as 40 kids miraculously shielded while singing ‘Jesus Loves Me’

A miracle story is emerging after a tornado struck Paducah, KY last month, devastating a church building where 40 preschool kids and 10 church staff were going about their day. The miracle? ...

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When you’re feeling worn out, turn to this Bible passage

There’s no doubt about it, life can be exhausting. Whether we’re dealing with work, kids, financial pressure, or doing our best to stick to our Lenten fasting, it’s not a surprise if ...

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Boys and Girls Club honors two Kansas Youths of the Year

The Boys and Girls Club of Topeka recognized two of its top teens in the state Wednesday night. The Club held their annual Youth of the Year banquet at the Ramada Convention Center in Topeka. Students ...

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March movie reviews show changes in world gone by

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Sometimes, it’s helpful to look back at our ancestors’ world and consider how times have changed. It can spark a sense of gratitude for our many blessings. It also can cause us ...

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Youtube kid videos have suicide tips hidden inside

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Do you know a kid who watches cute cartoons on Youtube? They might be getting lessons and tips for committing suicide. A Florida doctor is warning parents about how cartoons on YouTube ...

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Congress forces FCC to review TV rating system

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As television becomes more filthy, Congress is taking action, requiring the Federal Communications Commission to launch a review of its TV content rating system. Pro-family advocates say the rating system misguides families ...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM A LITTLE ONE – True love

Eight years ago, a new ritual in my life began. I brought my precious son home from the hospital for the first time and have spent nearly every night since praying over ...

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Daycare ‘fight club’ under investigation by Missouri AG

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After video caught a St. Louis daycare running a violent “fight club” for toddlers, the state of Missouri is now officially investigating the incident. Horrific footage shows children as young as three punching ...

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Missing person: dangerous online game popular with teens

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The new social media game ‘missing person’ is gaining in popularity an, frightening parents and angering police departments. The trend involves teenagers disappearing from their families for up to 48 hours to ...

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