Under The Influence

According to a study by InfluencerDB in 2018, more than 500,000 active influencers are operating just on Instagram. That makes up 39% of all Instagram accounts with more than 15,000 followers. And among this group of active Instagram...
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Overcoming Decluttering Paralysis

Every year, I say I'm going to declutter my home. And guess what? (shocker) Every year, it doesn't happen. According to Psychology Today, clutter causes stress in part because of its excessive visual stimuli. It also signals to our...
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5 Quick Tips: Black Friday Shopping Made Easy

We may have missed out on some things in 2020, but finding great deals doesn't have to be on that list! This year, I am looking forward to snuggling up with my laptop and...
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The Thrill of the Thrift: Tips From A Deal-Finding Junkie

You know how some topics in the world just light you up and make you feel alive? A subject you could give a TED Talk on because you feel so passionately? I have one...

The AR Workshop Lee’s Summit: Your Creative Oasis

This post is sponsored by AR Workshop in Lee's Summit. I recently had the pleasure of attending a private event at the AR Workshop in Lee's Summit with a small group of friends (a.k.a fellow...
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Extended Breastfeeding: Nursing Past One

As mothers, it's a struggle to find an authentic balance between doing what feels right and doing what is expected or what society deems as "normal."  When I was pregnant with my first baby,...
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First-Time Mom Body Guard

When I was a first-time mom in 2014, I joined Baby Center — do you remember that app? I was asking strangers for their opinions on just about everything including our baby's future name,...
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A Pandemic Puppy

It's summertime during the pandemic, the equivalent to springtime on the farm. New puppies are everywhere. Families smiling, kids frolicking through the fields with their best friend on a sparkling new leash. Social media...
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Rehoming Our Dog

Before I had kids, I was a "fur mama." Our dog, Scout, was the center of the universe. He slept on our bed, had a personalized toy box, and even had a first year...

Science City: A Place for Early Learners

This post is sponsored by Science City at Union Station. Check out their new exhibits, designed for Kansas City's earliest learners in mind. Did you know there is a new early childhood learning space open...

Why Am I Posting This?

There are a million reasons why we post to social media. Sometimes it's to encourage others with a funny meme or quote, while other times it's to inform the public of an experience. If...

My View: Mask Maker, Mask Maker

I started my Etsy shop back in 2015 after my daughter was born and I was going broke on bows. Every time I received a handmade order, I thought to myself, "I could make...

My View: Clean Slate

When the stay at home order was put into place, like many, I was distressed over cancelled plans, school, and general logistics. It was mind boggling going from a jam-packed schedule to literally nothing....
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Talked Down To

Since having a second child, now 2.5 years ago, I often forget that I can take my son and do things with just him when big sister is at school.  So I did that....
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I had a conversation with a mom I didn't know online yesterday. She had posted in a local group about how her daughter's Kindergarten teacher had called the night before to give her a...