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Jessica

Jessica
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I’m Jessica! Married to my best friend and mother to some pretty wonderful little people. My family makes this life pretty exciting and I strive to do my best to make this world better for them. I grew up in rural Colorado but decided to trade it all in for a life changing move to the Caribbean islands. After 3.5 years of world traveling and beach bumming, I decided to plant roots in Kansas City. We now call the charming city of Lee’s Summit home and couldn’t be happier with this amazing community. I am the owner of Lee's Summit PLAY and work hard to promote learning and adventure in youth. I love to shop small and support all of our wonderful local business owners. My favorite parts of this area of Missouri are the fantastic local breweries, beautiful parks and outdoor spaces, and the passion behind all of the welcoming people. You can usually find me sipping a local brew, working on a community project to spread love and kindness, and experiencing all the Lee’s Summit and the Kansas City area have to offer.

Cool Dad Gifts: Denali Sunglasses for the Active Dad

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Father’s Day is this weekend! How is June going by so quickly? We have been so busy with all the summer fun going on in and around Kansas City that I am still on...

Highly Effective Kindergartner

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Summer break. Finally. Kindergarten was hard. Not for reasons that I expected. We were prepared for navigating the frustrations that go with learning to read and write, we handled the transition to a school...

Lee’s Summit Guide to Messy Play

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It is so close to one of the best times of the year here in Missouri. Spring is in the air and that means messy play season is approaching. If you've seen my house you...

Embrace Valentine’s Day

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I’m one of those people. I decorate my mantle. I hand make the cards. I serve dinner on the nice plates. I buy gifts. I celebrate love. With all the pressure of Pinterest perfection...

A Mom’s Guide to Coffee in Lee’s Summit

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We over here in Lee’s Summit are pretty spoiled. Award-winning parks, chart topping downtown, highly accredited schools, delicious food choices, and some of the best coffee shops around. The variety of coffee shops here...

How to Brain Dump and Mind Map

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I am in a unique position where I get to witness every parenting style on a daily basis. It's amazing to see families learn from each other, to take advantage of their knowledge and...

Your First Day of School

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You are my first. I am learning to be a mother because of you. You've taught me more about myself and about life than anyone ever has. We are about to begin an entirely...

Internet Friendships to Real Life Connections

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We all can agree that making new friends is hard and scary, but making them as a socially awkward, hot mess moms is even more of a set back. Sometimes it causes so much...

Lee’s Summit Parks

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If you are lucky enough to have visited any of the  fabulous parks in Lee’s Summit you'll understand why they are an award winning Parks and Rec Department. A dedicated group that provides such...

The Girl From On This Day

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Like many of my fellow millennials, you have probably been “lucky” enough to have your entire adulthood immortalized on the internet. AOL Chatrooms and MySpace anyone? If you had to have a college email...

Unexpectedly Expecting

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The blue balloons flew out of the box and all the emotions consumed me. The exciting afternoon of my son's (my second child) gender reveal gathering  was a happy day.  The happy emotions of knowing I'd...

A Mother’s Body

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Standing in my bathroom at the hospital, alone for the first time in probably months, I looked at myself in the mirror. I stood there for awhile. Just thinking. Looking. How did I get...

Putting Your Community First

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We are days away from one of the most heated elections in our lifetimes. I am sure I am not the only one that feels so over all of the ridiculous debating, drama, and nonsense...

Be Kind. Be the Change.

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Groggy morning routine begins. Diaper changed. Cartoons turned on. Brewing coffee. Toddler signing for milky. Stumbling over toys. Four year old comes into kitchen and asks, “Mommy why did that bad guy kill people?" I thought...
A Day in Downtown Lee's Summit

A Day in Downtown Lee’s Summit

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I was NEVER going to live in Lee’s Summit. Or Missouri for that matter. But, here I am. Downtown Lee’s Summit was a beacon of hope after looking at another round of NO houses in the...