Kristin R.

Kristin R.
Kristin is a Lee’s Summit suburb transplant, after living in the Brookside and Plaza areas for over eight years. Raising three young boys with her husband, Jake, has helped her to embrace the messy, wild side of life where love is expressed in bear hugs and body slams. Professionally, she can be found teaching classes as an adjunct professor in the areas of Business, Marketing and PR. She is able to provide her students with applicable, real-life knowledge as she draws from several years working in the corporate sector. “Free time” (ha!, what's that again?) is spent on an occasional date night to favorite local restaurants, reading blogs on everything from home design to politics, riding her sweet beach cruiser bike and thinking of ways to convince her husband to do yet another home improvement project.

Are We Ruining Youth Sports?

Are we ruining youth sports? Let’s just cut to the chase: the answer to this question is yes! I played sports for most of my youth and into college. I fully understand the positive implications...
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Being Pregnant in the Summer is the Worst

Pregnancy is magical. Growing and sustaining life is truly a gift … unless the third trimester takes place in the throes of summer. Then, pregnancy feels like becoming hostage to suffocating ruched t-shirts and...
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Mother’s Day, As Designed by a Mom

Partners, husbands, significant others: listen up, here’s your PSA regarding Mother’s Day gift giving.  You might be asking yourself what you could possibly do to honor the woman who has continued on the circle of...
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Why We Let Our Kids Play Rough and Take Risks

I’m not a cool mom by really any standards. I’m a regular mom, plain as they come. I hover and helicopter far more than I should in most aspects of my kids’ lives. I rarely...

Guide to Science City: A Must See for Kansas City Kids

Located in the heart of our hometown, under the lights of our beloved cityscape, Science City provides a tremendous resource for local children. Built to challenge the largest of imaginations, the attraction is equipped...
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It Is OK To Not Be In The ‘Cool Mom Club’

Sometimes walking in the art lined halls of a children’s school brings back the nostalgia of our own youth. Memories of friendships, young love, learning and new adventures remind us our childhood feels so...

There’s Nothing Like a Snow Day

There’s nothing like a snow day. The snuggles. Nestling up to a warm fire. Spending all day in pajamas. Sipping hot cocoa and watching movies. Making snow angels and eating snow ice cream. Soup...
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This Holiday Season We Need Kindness More Than Ever

As a self-proclaimed holiday junkie, I revel in the beauty of the Christmas season. Fond childhood memories have fueled my desire to carry on the same kind of fairy-tale for my kids. From cookie...

14 Reasons Moms Love Fall

Can you feel it? The excitement of a new season is here! The crisp morning air and refreshing afternoon breeze of fall makes moms across America feel all sorts of extra. By September 1st,...

The No-nonsense Guide for Postpartum Moms

Our third baby graced us with his little preciousness a mere month ago. He’s snuggly and perfect. He also never sleeps and nurses as if he is a tiny and starving Velociraptor, wreaking havoc...

Hey Kids, Boredom is a Gift. Love, Mom

A mere four and a half days in to summer break, I heard the not so faint sounds of bickering and whining. Bold statements of “I’m BORED!” echoed down our halls, officially announcing the...

Every Mom Deserves a Sister Wife Vacation

Every tired mom deserves the kind of vacation where you can enjoy cocktails and girl time free from the guilt of leaving our precious little ones behind at home. Sounds too good to be...

Mommas, Let’s Not Forget About Us

Forgetting about us is easy to do. We, as a female species, allow ourselves to often be last on the list of priorities. It comes with the territory of motherhood, right? With each friend...

Stonebridge Collective, the Cool Store in KC You Must Visit

Listen up! There’s a cool new store in town, and you need to know about it. If spring has you itching to start fresh, I’ve got the place for you to visit. One step...
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The Third Baby Debate

It’s true, plane rides, hotel rooms and restaurants are made for families of four. With two little ones, I have firsthand experience. There’s one arm for each kid to cuddle against during morning cartoons....