Hello! Kansas City has been our home for the past 3 years and we love it. We moved here after a 2 year stint in Madrid, Spain working for a Christian non-profit. Although I will always have a bad case of wanderlust, I’m a Midwest girl through and through. Educated at Iowa State University as a Spanish teacher, I taught K-6th grade students the joy of learning another language for 2 years. In 2007 I left the world of teaching and became a full time Mama to our first child Renae. Her little brothers Sammy and Colton arrived 2 and 4 years later and between the 3 of them, they keep me busy. I also work for the Skybridge Community which assists American expats as they adjust to and prepare for life in another country. I find great joy in connecting people together, meeting new people, and learning about those that are different from me. Most days you’ll find me spending my mornings at the YMCA where I like to get my Zumba groove on and ending each day watching House Hunters International. I’m looking forward to connecting with all of you great KC Moms!

Pacifier vs the Thumb

Sadly, one of the things moms love to do is judge each other. I'm not sure why we do it, but my hunch says it has something to do with our own insecurities. (And...

Five Tips for a Healthier Halloween

I almost have to laugh at my choice of blog posts for today. After reading Erin's post the other day about her "crunchy" tendencies, I would have to say that if she is a...

Moms Night Out at La Bodega {RECAP}

Sunday evening, one hundred Kansas City moms descended upon La Bodega in Leawood. From the get-go, it was one happening party ... We were so thankful to have Allison Corrin Photography on hand to capture the evening....

Launch Party {Recap}

We want to say a big "thank you!" to all of you who came out to our launch party Tuesday night. We had a great time meeting fellow Kansas City moms and several local...

Please Don’t Tell That Story to Your Teacher

Note: This post is the third in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series on Friday! Tomorrow, my oldest child begins kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN, people. Almost six years ago, I...

The Power of a Mom Friend

The other day I received a text from a fellow mom who had moved from the Midwest to a new city. She asked me, "How do I find moms here? How do I find...

Just How Big is Kansas City?

Our first week in KC found me waiting in a long line at the Gladstone post office. I would complain, but at least it wasn't the DMV. My kids were napping at home while...
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