Jessica Salazar Collins

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Jessica Salazar Collins is a momma of two boys, 11-year-old Joshua Arturo and 5-year-old Trinidad Ramon. Jessica was born and raised in Kansas City, Mo., (she lived in Westport before it was cool) and is the only KU Jayhawk graduate in a family of Mizzou Tigers. She loves all things Frida Kahlo, chocolate and superhero related (boy mom necessity). In her spare time, Jessica likes to search the web for all things about Tangancícuaro, Michoacán (the mother land), low carb recipes and tips on understanding Marvel comics. Jessica is a third generation Latina trying to keep alive her Mexican traditions with her sons.

A Mom’s Guide to Branson

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My favorite one-tank trip is heading to Branson, Missouri. Whether it’s spring, summer, winter, or fall, Branson has it all! Here are some highlights for your trip to Branson:  Shopping  We love Branson for the unique,...
Profile by Sanford

Getting Motivated to Lose Weight with Profile by Sanford

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From counting calories to pre-made food to intense work outs, there are so many weight loss plans to choose from. Two KCMB contributors had the opportunity to try Profile by Sanford. This three-phase program...
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My Kids Have A Strict Bedtime and Here’s Why

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Bedtime is exhausting. It’s even more exhausting for little people who are incapable of deciding when they should go to bed. Bedtime is the only thing I’m strict about. I’m pretty laid back when it comes...

Stock Up with the Beauty Brands $14.99 Annual Liter Sale

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Calling all beauty product lovers! It's time for Beauty Brands $14.99 Annual Liter Sale! I recently went to Beauty Brands on the Plaza to find my perfect shampoo and conditioner match (plus some much needed...
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Teaching My Kids to Take Care of Themselves

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I see you momma. You’re the one who is hovering over her kid at the park like a helicopter. You’re afraid that if you blink or turn away for one second that something could...

My Check Engine Light Is On

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It was one of those mornings where nothing was going right and the car ride to school was no different.  Both kids were screaming in the back seat. This morning, it was about who...
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Dear Son, I’m Sorry I’m Not a Sports Mom

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  I sit on the sidelines and I’m in awe of you. I watch around me as other parents yell and scream. I can’t bring myself to do that because that’s not me and you. Son,...

Date Night to Family Night: Top 5 Reasons to Choose Topgolf

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I was a bit intimidated by Topgolf. I’m not a golfer and I’ve picked up a golf club maybe once in my life. I know absolutely nothing about the sport and to be honest...

Bringing Back Prayer In Our House

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Four months ago, I lost my wedding rings. I told myself that I could dwell on it or I could pray on it. I chose the latter. I added my request in my daily...

My 4 Year Old is Being Bullied

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I found myself sitting in a pediatric gastroenterologist's office hoping my 4-year-old had a health issue. I know that is insane for me to admit. He's being have stomach issues, and it all started...

Grieving the Baby Years

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We’ve entered tweendom, and it’s been much more hard than I expected. Much more hard on me than it is on you. And it’s only going to get harder. I accept it, I’m ready for it...

The Great Birth Control Debate: Why I Decided To Get My Tubes Tied

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I've been on birth control for more than 20 years, but I've never quite found the right match for me. Since giving birth to my 4-year-old, my body hasn't responded well to birth control. The...
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I’m Having an Affair

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  I've been thinking about it for awhile. It's been in the back of my mind but I never had the courage to do it. The last 1o years my identity has been a caretaker, a...

I Broke Up with My OB/GYN

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We had been together for more than 15 years. She was the one person who I felt I would never have to worry about replacing. She knew some of the most intimate details of...

Road Trip: Rediscovering Wichita

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My family was in desperate need of a getaway. I am not interested in flying or a long car ride, especially with a three-year-old. So, we needed a close destination and something that wasn't...
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