Hi, I’m Lizzie and you could say…I’m a little wild at heart. I’ve tried on a lot of different jobs, a lot of different towns-but now I’m home. I absolutely love KC. I have my own business, Lizzie Scribbles LLC, where I offer a complete range of writing, editing, and virtual assistance services. My partner, Greg, and I live in North Kansas City with our 3 children – Grayson (10), Kase (9) and Adria (8). We love music, cars, and family date nights.

Why I Didn’t Change My Last Name

"Where do you find these guys?" my friend had asked me in disbelief as she witnessed me get married. Again. And not change my name.  Well, I don't know. I found one at work, and...

8 Tips to Empower Kids Starting a New School

The first time we moved was right after I completed third grade. I thought we were going to live in our farm home forever. My grandparents were across the field. My best friend and...

Bringing Back the Summer Bucket List

Leading up to summer 2020, I was full of good intentions. I had recently taken an interest in bullet journaling and maintaining several different types of lists. I sat on my back deck and...
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Thoughts on Mother’s Day Marketing

Honestly? I’m almost too tired to write this. Let me regather my steam though because I know it was there when I saw that commercial. Actually not just one commercial, but two. And I rarely watch...
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Celebrating Women’s History and Raising Rebel Girls

Feminism is my favorite F word (now that’s really saying something). Yet, I’ve had conflicting feelings about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Part of me feels like, "Geez, the amount of energy...
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Gender & Expectations: Living in the Neutral Zone

Tutu girl. That’s what my son told me a bully at school called him. It was pajama day and he wanted to wear hot pink zip up jammies with a hood. They also had kitty...

Teaching Your Kids Financial Basics

Financial mistakes. I’ve made a few. There was the time I scoured the couch cushions for change to get to a job interview. The time I withdrew money from my retirement account because I...
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Kansas City Restaurant Week 2021

Ah Kansas City Restaurant Week, a tradition I love for several reasons. Proceeds go to local nonprofits — more than $2.7 million granted since 2010! The event supports our own local restaurant staff and...

Weathering a Pandemic When You Have Depression

Depression. My comfy old companion. Like a rainy, grey-painted world outside my window every day when I wake up. A big blanket I keep wrapped around my shoulders much of the time. Have I...
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Being a Mom When You’re Bad with Kids

How to explain the struggle of being a mom when you're bad with kids... Have you seen the SNL skit with Kristen Stewart where she is stumped on how to interact with children so...
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Motherhood: To Be or Not to Be Sexy

There’s been a lot of different stages in my life, and yours. Twenty years ago, I was at a western nightclub called Cowboys 2000, embarrassingly enough. I was witnessing a wet T-shirt contest, which was...
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Relationships: Good at Fighting

I don’t want to brag, but I’m a pretty epic fighter. Master manipulator. Stoic stonewaller. Jedi justifier. Couples having a hard time in quarantine? Not me and my man, I’m just too good at...
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Dealing with Disappointment: When FOMO is a Necessity

My dad had a lot of dad-isms. A lot of stories to impart wisdom. One that sticks out today is the Mickey Mouse Club. I don’t remember if I was upset about a certain...
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Tips for Being an Effective Work-at-Home Mom (WAHM)

My toes were so cold I couldn’t feel them, and my fuzzy socks were doing no good whatsoever. I looked at the slide deck I was making for a client on my laptop, and...
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Family Date Ideas in Kansas City

What do you love more? Family dates? Or dates with your partner or best friend? For me, it is nearly impossible to pick, because I look forward to family dates so much. You might be...
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