Laura is wife to Marty, and mom to Michael (11), Joseph (9) and Anna (5). She spends most of her days juggling working from home, shuffling kids to activities and can usually be found cheering on the boys from the baseball stands. She is born and raised in Kansas City, graduated from KU (Rock Chalk Jayhawk!) and has spent most of her career in advertising sales. She loves big Italian family dinners, trying out new restaurants in Kansas City on a rare date night and can never say no to an impromptu dance party with her kids.
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Online Tools for Energy Savings

This post is sponsored by Evergy. We’re in the hottest part of the Midwest summer. My air conditioning is working hard, I’m doing laundry, kids on electronics and I see dollar bills flying out the...
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10 Tips for Saving Energy This Summer

This post is sponsored by Evergy. This is our first summer in our new home. This house is larger than our last one, and it’s already been a HOT, HOT Kansas City summer. I knew...
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My Son’s Antibiotic Allergy Challenge

My middle son Joseph is THAT KID. You know the one. Broke his arm at 15 months from climbing out of the crib, had RSV as a baby that led to his asthma today,...
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Disney World in the Middle of a Pandemic | What to Expect

This post is sponsored by Magic Mouse Travel. Kansas City Mom Collective readers can get 50% off your deposit. Email them now! My family LOVES Disney World. We’ve taken three family vacations there, including our...

Crown Center Staycation

I can’t think of a more fun, family friendly and convenient Kansas City staycation destination than Crown Center. With a variety of attractions and local restaurants connected to The Westin Kansas City at Crown...

FREE Vision Tests for 3 Year Olds Offered in KC

This post is sponsored by the Eye Care Council. Find a participating optometrist and schedule your FREE See to Learn assessment today! When I was 8, we moved from the Independence/Raytown side of Kansas City...

Safe Santa Visits and a New Northland Ice Rink at Zona Rosa

Holidays of the past included a lot of hustle and bustle and a way too busy calendar trying to squeeze as much magic in as possible. With being on the KCMC team, I’m fortunate...

Socially Distanced Summer Party Ideas with Boulevard’s Fling Craft Cocktails

This post is sponsored by Fling Craft Cocktails. Summer is the perfect time to Have a Fling! I’m just going to lay it out there and be brutally honest, COVID Summer is rough. Kids have...

A Mom’s Guide to Botox

This post is sponsored by Ascentist Aesthetics and Facial Plastics. Read on for a special offer for KCMC readers! I don’t know about you, but the last four months have aged me. I’ve definitely seen...
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Take A Cross Country Road Trip (with Dinosaurs)… Without Leaving Kansas City!

This post is sponsored by Union Station. Check out their new exhibit, Dinosaur Road Trip - a vacation across the U.S. without leaving KC! Past summers for us have always included a fun trip to...

Kansas City Mom Entrepreneur Making Bath Time Easier

This post is sponsored by Lavelu Lounger. Learn more about this KC mom's invention that makes baby bath time easier! I am always intrigued by momtrepreneur stories, especially when they are a local KC mom....

The Magical Laundry Fairies of Laundry Care

This post is sponsored by Laundry Care. Opinions belong to the writer. I just returned from a 10-day business trip turned into a family vacation to the happiest place on Earth – Disney World. Everything...

Amazing KC Kids: Meet the Boys of kcBold

Meet Dean, Charlie, Andrew, Coleson, Sam, and Andrew, the 7th grade entrepreneurs behind the apparel brand, kcBold. I stumbled upon their booth while shopping at Holiday Mart this Fall. Their energy and passion for...

A Mom’s Guide to Oceans of Fun (With Littles)

As a lifelong Northlander, summer visits to Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun were part of growing up. I remember big groups of girls going together with one or two brave moms chaperoning....
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Have a FLING with Boulevard this Summer

Boulevard Brewery is synonymous with all things Kansas City and well, beer of course. But did you know they just launched a line of canned craft cocktails? Fling isn’t the first adventure outside of...
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