Anna was born and raised in Kansas City and is a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene University. She is married to her college sweetheart and BFF, Ryne, who are both educators. They live in Olathe with three littles; Hudson (5), Lincoln (2), and Charlee (9 months) and their two dogs; Kindle and Lucy. Life is chaotic and crazy. But she’s learning to embrace the chaos. When she’s not doing her teacher thing, Anna enjoys just hanging with her people, shopping, antiquing/DIY, decorating, and working on her dream of having her own blog. Anna loves jumping on the trampoline with her boys, eating Mexican food, dating her husband, drinking wine, Restoration Emporium, and being with her friends and family.

Quick Tips to Enjoy the Plaza Lighting Ceremony with Kids

If you’re from Kansas City you already know what a staple the Plaza Lighting Ceremony is to the start of the holiday season. Christmas in Kansas City isn’t even fathomable without the Plaza Lights....

Busy Isn’t a Badge and You Don’t Need to Earn It

At any one given moment in time, a woman's brain is like an open internet browser with 25 tabs open at once. If you're a man, and you're reading this...don't laugh, it's a very...

I’m Sorry I Yelled

It happened the other day when I was juggling all three kids at bath time, and my three year old was leaning into his inner threenager wreaking havoc all over as he so often...
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Becoming a Girl Mom Wrecked Me

The day my daughter was born was one of the most life changing days of my life, and I didn’t even know it at the time but my heart was about to be completely...

When You’re the Mom with the Screaming Toddler

We were boarding a flight this summer and the sound echoed the terminal, a small child was having a meltdown. You could almost see the worry in the faces of the people waiting to...

Yes, I am Going Back to Work

“Yes, I am going back to work.” I can’t tell you how many times I told someone that after they would ask me what number this was. “Three? Oh wow, you’ll have your hands full. You’re...

Passing on my Genetic Syndrome to my Child

At my 20-week anatomy scan, we learned that my first born had clubbed feet. I knew something wasn’t right when the ultrasound tech got really quiet and starting making noises like “hmm” and “ohhh." I...

To My First Born Headed to Kindergarten

Hey bubs, Well you’re headed off to kindergarten soon. And so it begins. The back to school hustle and bustle. I have got no idea what I’m doing, sending you off to school. I mean,...
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