Britt

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Britt is a former nomad, who happily put down roots in the Kansas City suburbs to start her own family close to her parents and siblings. After three professional degrees and a brief stint as an elementary teacher with Teach for America, Britt now spends 40 hours a week working in the legal world. In what little free time she has left over, she pretends to do yoga, installs toilets, cans vegetables, quilts, entertains family and friends, and seeks adventure around KC and beyond with her two favorite boys. Though she and her husband, David, are new to parenting their 8 month old son, Benja, they already agree that they love him more than coffee. They just not-so-secretly hope that no one ever makes them choose between the two.
I'd Like a "Meternity" Leave, Too

I’d Like a ‘Meternity’ Leave, Too

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In her new book, Meghann Foye proposes that women who have no children should get a "meternity" leave. Meghann herself took a whopping 18 months off of her corporate job to "grapple with some...
How to Host a Baby Shower That Doesn't Suck

How To Host A Baby Shower That Doesn’t Suck

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When it comes to baby showers, most women seem to fall in to one of two groups. There's the "I freaking love showers so much that my heart might explode" group. Then, there's the...
I Am Not Enough

I Am Not Enough

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Before I became a mom, I thought that that's all that I would be. Mom. It never dawned on me that, from the moment I conceived my child, the world would be asking me...
Parenting and Professionalism

Parenting and Professionalism

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There are 168 hours in each week. As a work-outside-the-home mama, I fit a lot into those hours. Work, grocery shopping, laundry, chores, errands, the rare workout, and the even more rare stretch of...

How I Fed My Baby: Formula

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I am was a reluctant formula-feeding mama. The first time that I gave my son formula, I cried out of fear of the formula I was giving him. That day had started with a trip to the...
The Myth of Balance

The Myth of Balance

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This afternoon, I lifted weights. While my toddler crawled all over me, making adorably cute "wee-oooh wee-ooh" noises as he drove his toy ambulance across my struggling-to-complete-a-thirty-second-plank torso. Then, I followed up my workout...
A Letter to My Husband After One Year of Parenting

A Letter To My Husband After One Year Of Parenting

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Dear Husband, It has been one year since our son was born. High five! We all somehow survived our first year of parenting. And I have one important message for you: I still like you. I forgave...
The Season of Gratitude

The Season of Gratitude

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I turned 13 right before Christmas 1999. I was in seventh grade, and the most important thing in my world was fitting in with my friends at school. Which is why I had to have...
Creating a Family Budget

Creating a Family Budget

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I was in my third trimester when a report came out stating that the average cost of raising a child was up to $245,000. You read that right. $245,000. I'll give you a minute to let...
Trust Your Mom Gut

Trust Your Mom Gut

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I had the rare and special experience of being pregnant at the same time as one of my coworkers. The biggest difference between this mama-to-be and myself was that I was a first-timer and...
Parenting is Easier Than They Said it Would Be

Parenting Is Easier Than They Said It Would Be

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When I was pregnant, the most common phrase I heard was "life will never be the same." It was usually said in a condescending tone and it was followed by some sort of horror...
baby playing in lake

Tips for Surviving a Day at the Lake with an Infant

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One of the perks of living in Kansas City is its close proximity to a myriad of lakes. Whether you are sticking closer to home with a trip to Clinton or Smithville lakes, or you're...
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