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Alex

Alex
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Alex lives in Midtown (born and raised in Westport), having only left Kansas City to attend Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. She lives with her husband; toddler daughter, Olive; and chocolate lab. She and her husband met in sixth grade and started dating in eighth grade. Alex works full time as a marketing director for a wealth management firm and sporadically as a freelance graphic designer. Outside of work, Alex spends most of her time chasing her daughter and volunteering in her community (she's a Big Sister for Big Brothers Big Sisters and is involved with Kansas City Women in Technology). Reading, soaking up all the hilarious aspects of living with a toddler, discovering great music, buying fancy pens and working out are among her favorite things to do. Alex is hell-bent on "having it all" -- minus sleep.

The Pacifier War

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Shop Local for Mother’s Day

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Pssst — did you know Mother’s Day is quietly approaching? Instead of racing over to Amazon two days before, why not consider shopping locally? Kansas City is FULL of local companies that produce unique and...

Autism Awareness: Living on Both Ends of the Spectrum

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Date Night: Kansas City Style

Date Night: Kansas City Style

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Date night is like an oasis in the dry, exhaustive, harsh desert of parenting. It can feel like forever to get there, but once you’re there, it’s paradise. Here are some ideas for date...
Motherhood: Enjoy Your Pre-parenting Freedom While You Can

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working and parenting

Working, Parenting and All the Explaining

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You say jerk; I say toddler

You Say Jerk; I Say Toddler

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Tips for taking the chaos out of planning your baby's first birthday

Take the Chaos out of Planning the First Birthday Party

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It’s a Bird. It’s a Plane. It’s (Super) Mom.

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Everyday tasks

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Primers, Pore Reducers and Concealer: how motherhood refreshed my makeup regimen

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