Darin Wisner

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My name is Darin Wisner. No, my parents did not think they were having a boy, they just love unique gender-neutral names. I have been happily married to my Husband Greg for two years now, and we have a smiley, cuddly, and loving seven-month old girl. We also have two doggie daughters, Caroline and Shasta. My sisters and I are also the primary caretaker for our Dad. I am a born and raised Kansas City Metro girl, moved to Lawrence, KS for my first-ever teaching job, and moved back to the Lee’s Summit area once I got married. I am a proud high school teacher coming from a family of educators, as well as a high school softball coach. I love everything Kansas City has to offer, and I hope to be a source for other first time Mom’s in the KC area to find fun, exciting things to do while navigating the new life of motherhood.
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Giving Tuesday: 50 Places to Donate in Kansas City

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There are many non-profit organizations that have either started in Kansas City or have a local Kansas City chapter from a national organization that are accepting donations for their causes this holiday season. These...
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New Mom Expectations vs. Reality

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Before our daughter was born, as a first-time parents, my husband and I were constantly being asked about how we were going to parent our child. Questions like, “So do you plan on breastfeeding?”...
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Why I Hired a Children’s Sleep Consultant

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My biggest fear when becoming a mom was the sleepless nights that many had warned me about. Going all night with no sleep and only a few naps during the day did not seem very appealing...
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High School Athletics and Activities During a Pandemic

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Athletics and activities are a big part of many students' high school experiences. With the threat of those being taken away this fall due to the pandemic, and in some cases already disappearing from...
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Families Separated: Senior-Living Safety During a Pandemic

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You wake up. Breakfast is being delivered to your studio apartment for the 100th day in a row. You used to be able to eat in the dining hall, but now, you are restricted...
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10 Things to Do with Baby During Quarantine

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Quarantine life has been hard with a baby under the age of one (10-months old to be exact). At first, I felt like I was constantly reaching to come up with ideas to entertain...
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An Open Letter to My Mom from a First-Time Mom

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Dear Mom, Happy Mother’s Day! For you, this is your 36th Mother’s Day (I think, math is hard). For me, this is my first, and I have a lot I want to share with you...
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Handling Grief During Pregnancy

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January 3rd. January 3rd, 2019 to be exact. This is the day my life would change forever, both in the best and worst ways. This was the day that I received two phone calls....
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My View: Finding Time to Reflect Through Turmoil

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Wow, what week this has been ... sadness, anxiety, heartbreak, and fear in our world has been encompassing everyone's thoughts and emotions. People not knowing when their next day at work will be and...