Emily Gafford

I am a mom of two girls, 3 & 6 and a boy arriving in June as well as our fur-baby, Walter. I've been married to my southern raised, patient and silly husband for 8 years. Born and raised in Kansas City, I am naturally an avid Chiefs fan. I am the Director of E-Commerce & Retail at J. Rieger & Co. distillery and thoroughly enjoy being a full time-working mom. I am an open book and hope that my real stories of what works for our family and the raw emotions that come with each of life's curve balls helps guide other families along their journey. Being a Mom of two wildly active girls, one whose spirit needs some extra attention, I am currently navigating child advocacy and support for parents who lean on professional resources for children with behavioral disorders. I love getting lost in the kitchen or a book, going on walks and spending time with friends & family.
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Our First Post-Pandemic(ish) Family Trip

Our first post-pandemic trip—Is it post-pandemic? Maybe post-vaccinated trip—was in March 2021. We flew to San Diego for a few days and then drove to Palm Springs for five days. Traveling with all the new...
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Setting Your Exceptional Kids Up for Summer Camp Success

Reminiscing on summer camp as an adult, it was one of the most memorable times of my childhood. Team activities, art crafts, and songs galore always had me wanting to go back year after...
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Sleep: No One Wants To Talk About It, but Everybody Needs It

Another night of a 3 a.m. wake-up call with my 6-year-old. “I just can’t sleep, Mom. I can’t turn my brain off.” The roller coaster of sleep in children seems impossible to solve. We...