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Megan

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Extended Breastfeeding: Nursing Past One

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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...
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Why Am I Posting This?

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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

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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

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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

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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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Awardless

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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...
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When You No Longer Have a “Job” to Talk About

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Imagine sitting around the table at a restaurant with a group of either friends or family.  Everyone is discussing their lives- and by lives I mean work (because what you "do" carries so much...

I Went On A Trip And Didn’t Miss My Kids

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It's 3:30 a.m., and I'm standing on my front porch watching for my getaway car. The tires roll up the driveway, and I hustle to the car with my luggage and no one else's....

I’m a (Grateful) Complainer

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November is here--a time of gratefulness and giving thanks. Everywhere I go I see pumpkins, signs, and fall decor with "blessed," "thankful," "give thanks," and so on, beautifully written in cursive. It is a...

Halloween Costumes on the Thrift

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Halloween season is almost here! Between the pounds of candy and elaborate costumes, this holiday can take a toll on your bank account. Don't let yourself be fooled into thinking you have to pay...
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Teacher Mom Fail

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Running late as usual, I recently took my son to his Parents Day Out orientation. The director asked if I had a specific form ready and filled out.  Like a deer in headlights, I...