Jamie Young

Born in Kansas City, Jamie spent age 8-18 in Columbia, MO yet always considered KC to be home. Jamie returned to KC after high school to attend Avila University, where she earned her degree in Communication. After residing in South KC, Raymore, the Plaza, River Market and Overland Park, Jamie is now a proud (and permanent) resident of Lenexa. Jamie is wife to her love, Andy, and mom to the dream team; Lucy (12), Quinn (10) and Hazel (6). Jamie is the Events Director for Kansas City Mom Collective and loves creating fun and exciting ways to gather as a community, especially if a theme is involved! Jamie loves a good coffee shop, is a self-diagnosed Fall-aholic, is a Peloton newbie, is a proud member of “The Read That Society” (a book club full of close friends that just celebrated its 13th anniversary), is an internet-ordained minister, she loves blasting Paul McCartney out of the minivan windows and is a sucker for a good home decor store.

Mummies Night Out 2021 Event Recap

Being a mom over the last year and a half has been scary at times, which is why we all deserved a fun night out — that’s just what we had at Mummies Night...
little girl at drive thru Santa

Cruisin’ with Santa Claus 2021

Santa Claus is coming back to town, and he’s inviting you to come to see him at Kansas City Mom Collective’s Crusin’ With Santa Claus events! Thank you so much to our sponsors, The Pediatric...

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Mummies Night Out

The pumpkins are out, there’s a chill in the air (at least in the mornings) and the candy is calling our names. That can only mean one thing, Halloween is near! This year Kansas...
Mummies Night Out

You’re Invited! Mummies Night Out

Halloween isn't just for the kids! You're invited to Mummies Night Out, the best mom party in town!    Join us on the evening of Thursday, Oct. 21 at Boulevard Rec Deck for a night of...

The Dos and Don’ts of the Carpool Line

You could say that I’ve always had a passion for the organization and ease of efficient and safe school pickups and drop-offs. I don’t want to brag, but I did spend two years in...
Boulevard summer drink guide

Kicking off Summer with Boulevard Quirk and Fling

This post is sponsored by Boulevard Quirk and Fling Craft Cocktails. School is out, my flip-flops are on and a constant loop of “Summertime” by DJ Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince is running through...
St. Patrick's Day Decorations

Seeing Green: St. Patrick’s Day necessities from KC Businesses

My family is Irish to the core! We love meat and potatoes, we sunburn easily, I have a redheaded daughter, and we LIVE for March 17th to come around each year. From the Kansas...

Johnson County, Kansas Staycation

All too often we take for granted all of the amazing opportunities for fun and exploration that live right in our own backyards. Recently my family dusted off the ol’ suitcases (remember those?) and...
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Pet-less and Fancy Free

When I became a parent, I knew I would face lots of judgment from others. Would I send my baby to the nursery the night they were born? Would I sleep train? Would I...
lots of lit candles

Lessons from Mom: Five Years of Grief & What She is Still Teaching Me

It has been five years. Five years since that bitterly cold January morning that I received the call from my dad with the terrible news. Suddenly and unexpectedly, my mom had died. One minute...
An iconic KC print, Bob Holloway's "Plaza Lights" can hang on your loved one's wall or on their tin from Topsy's.

Kansas City Gifts You Can Ship

They say that there's no place like home for the holidays. Sadly, for thousands upon thousands of Kansas Citians spread out across the country and beyond, coming home to Kansas City, unfortunately, just isn't...

Learn to Make a Fresh Holiday Wreath This Saturday

Things may look different this holiday season, but that doesn’t mean that we still can’t have some amazing holiday fun together. This Saturday, Nov. 21 Kansas City Mom Collective will be joining with moms across...
pic of Thanksgiving food spread out on a kitchen buffet

The Hostess with Nothing to Host

Last month when Halloween itself was just a few weeks away, I entered a department store searching for an outfit for my husband for our family photos. As I walked in, I heard a...
pic of orange maple leaf

Fall: The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been stuck in a big ol’ rut lately. The weariness of six months of quarantining has taken a toll on me. My routine is shaky at best....

Can Our Relationships Survive This Election?

Every time is the same with this one distant relative. I get a notification that I have a new Facebook message and it happens to be from that one family member. You know the...
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