Dani is a photographer, blogger and homeschooling mom in Lee’s Summit. She and her husband Neil have three wonderfully unique daughters and a son who they lost due to a 40 week stillbirth. She has lived just outside Kansas City and around the Lee’s Summit area most of her life. She loves to support local food, businesses and creatives. The Downtown Lee’s Summit Farmer’s Market is her happy place. Her family loves being outdoors, and they are always happy to garden, hike, kayak and explore. You can find more of her musings and adventures on instagram @girl.grows.wild.
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Family Friendly Hiking This Spring in Kansas City

It’s hiking season! While you can certainly go hiking any time of year, Spring really is a great time to go hiking in Kansas City. The weather is mostly mild, and the summer heat is...
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12 Places to Donate Your Items in Kansas City

With so many of us letting go of all that excess stuff right now, it’s a good idea to consider our options when donating gently used items. While there are a few well known...
Elephant and Piggie at the Coterie Theatre

Elephant and Piggie’s “We are in a Play!” at The Coterie Theatre

I know we aren’t alone when I say that my family loves the Elephant & Piggie book series by Mo Willems. And not just my kids! Our whole family enjoys gathering around these books....
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Why You Need A Postpartum Doula

Postpartum doulas are so incredibly awesome. That is not an exaggeration. Unfortunately for me, this is one of those things I did not figure out until my fourth and final baby. I decided to hire a...

Getting Outside: Even When You REALLY Don’t Want To

We’ve all seen the articles circulating social media, telling us how important time spent outdoors is for children and families. That children are spending less time outside than ever before. I love the outdoors...

Pregnancy, Birth, Breastfeeding, Repeat: Four Babies in Eight Years

On February 8th of this year, my youngest child turned 2. That night, after a full day of birthday fun, we made one last stop at the grocery store. We got our goods and headed...
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