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Julie

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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

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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...

Gifts that Give Back!

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I know most of you are wrapping up your Christmas shopping, but I want to share with you a few more ideas for gifts that do more than just give to your special person...

Why AVON Isn’t Going out of Style Anytime Soon

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I know what most of you are thinking - AVON? Who uses that anymore? Well, we're here to dispel some of the myths surrounding AVON with local mom Rhonda Makundi. We asked her the...

Move Aside, American Girl Doll

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Last December, my husband and I took an entire day to do our Christmas shopping. The parental units were in town which meant we had endless free babysitting. Like good Mid-westerners, we hopped in...

Momtinis and Vino {Recap}

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One week ago,  30+ KC moms braved the pouring rain to attend a wine tasting event hosted by Hy-Vee. We had a wonderful time sampling wines and listening to one Frenchman and one Romanian...

Make Your Meals Ahead of Time at Your Local Hy-Vee

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Many of you know that on Tuesday night, we gathered with a group of KC moms at the 64th Street Hy-Vee for a night of food, drinks, and great conversation. I can't wait to...

8 Reasons Why KC Moms Love the Kansas City Chiefs

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Unless you live in a cave, you know that our very own Kansas City Chiefs are UNDEFEATED. That's right - not a single team has beaten them this year! The Chiefs are 8 and...

Five Tips for a Healthier Halloween

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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...

Momtinis and Vino

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                          If you missed us a couple of weeks ago for Moms Night Out, or if you're looking for another excuse to get out and have fun with your mom friends, then we hope you...

Moms Night Out at La Bodega {RECAP}

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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....

The Moms Night Out “Hangover”

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I didn't have a sip of sangria. The wine never touched my lips. Yet here I sit, in my white socks and Slanket, and I feel like I've just consumed way too much of SOMETHING. Well,...

What YOU Need to Know for Moms Night Out!

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Finally, it's here! Moms Night Out is THIS SUNDAY, October 6 at 7 pm. I don't know about you, but I cannot wait. A room full of one hundred Kansas City moms, all ready...

givingSOLO: A Community Event to Benefit Children With Brain Tumors

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Everyone loves a good art show. Okay, that's a lie. While some people describe themselves as "art connoisseurs," lots of us cringe at the idea of attending an art show at a local studio...

It’s All About the SWAG at Moms Night Out

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Alright ladies. If you follow us on Instagram, then you know about some of the swag that has been arriving at our MNO headquarters (AKA my home office.) But since some of you are...

My Love Affair with a Facial from Rodan+Fields

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My lips are still tingly and my husband claims my face feels nice and smooth. I can't decide if I should take that as a compliment or an insinuation that my face is usually...