Written by: Brooke
As a mom, I know how heavily I rely on recommendations from my friends for all things relating to my kiddos! Especially my mom-friends with children older than mine who have 'been there done that'. So, I wanted to share with YOU some of my recent 'finds'! A few great places to check out in Kansas City (in no particular order) relating to the world of modeling and talent, orthodontics and even head lice treatment. Read on and pass it on. We moms have to stick together and help each other out!
Hoffman International Model and Talent Agency
Think your kiddo has what it takes to be a model or actor? Have absolutely no idea how to make that happen?! You're not alone. I've wondered the same thing. I found the answer. Hoffman International Model and Talent Agency. Founded in 1986, they represent more than 200 models and actors in the Kansas City Market for runway, print and commercial broadcast. Hoffman is known for expanding their talent to national and international markets.
Recently named the 'Face of Modeling' in Kansas City by 435 Magazine, Hoffman is also a full-service development center for ages four and up! The classes for children focus on modeling, manners, dining etiquette, acting and personality development. Pre-teens learn visual poise, hair styling, nutrition, exercise, wardrobe planning, public speaking and time management. This makes Hoffman the perfect activity for all ages, whether your child is interested in modeling and acting or you simply want to expand their horizons!
Jeff Thompson Orthodontics
Braces. These days, it's not a question of 'if' it's just a matter of 'when' your kids and mine will need them. As with all things, it's always nice to have a solid recommendation and I've got one for you. Jeff Thompson Orthodonics. They have two priorities -- caring for their patients and improving their oral health. They are all about YOU. And these days, that's just comforting.
Dr. Jeffrey J. Thompson, DDS, MS is a board-certified orthodontist with over 25 years specializing in orthodontics for children and adults. To attain certification as a diplomate, a distinction earned by only 20% of orthodontists, he pursued advanced studies upon completion of dental school and orthodontic residency. Dr. Jeff is an associate professor at the UMKC Orthodontic Department and has served on numerous boards devoted to advances in orthodontic care.
When selecting an orthodontist, a lot of factors come into play. Dr. Jeff offers the latest advancements in orthodontic technology designed to improve quality of care, limit discomfort and reduce treatment time.
Dr. Jeff is all about personal attention, which is so important to me. And, all services are provided at his office in south Leawood, so patients don't have to drive across town for an emergency or when scheduling conflicts arise.
I started out mentioning that our kids will inevitably have to wear braces. But, it's so true -- they're not just for kids anymore! Tooth alignment can be changed at ANY age if your gums and bone structure are healthy. Dr. Jeff offers a variety of treatment options depending on your desired outcome -- even some absolutely INVISIBLE options!
Heartland Healthy Heads, LLC - Lice Removal and Resource Center
Because... it happens. And when it does, you'll want to be prepared. I'm talking about head lice. A nasty problem, but a common one. In fact, there are between six and twelve million cases a year. Head lice is most often spread by head to head contact. According to research, head lice are resistant to over-the-counter products. So, you'll need to call the experts. I recommend Heartland Healthy Heads, LLC -- Lice Removal and Resource Center.
- Owned and operated by a nurse practitioner
- Kansas City's exclusive provider of the 'Airalle' treatment (the FDA cleared heated air device, clinically proven to be 99.2% effective -- AND they guarantee the treatment for 30 days!)
- Preferred providers of Lice Clinics of America and certified in the Shepherd Method of Lice and Nit removal
I also love their #BeLiceFreeinKC initiative! End the stigma, end the myths, raise awareness. Click here for more information.
Heartland Healthy Heads has two locations -- Liberty and Olathe.
Don't panic if those pesky lice find their way into your world. Now you know who to call. Whew. Breathe easier.
Oh! By the way, for the month of February, they're having a special. All prevention products are 10% off!