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Megan Langford

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Megan lives in Lenexa with her husband, Andrew, and their two amazing kids, Milo (9) and Olive (7). After nearly a decade working full-time as an editor and writer, Megan decided to leave the corporate world to stay home with her kids. Four years in, and she’s still getting used to driving a minivan and being perpetually late. Megan is a big-time coffee drinker, ice cream lover, and book reader. She loves solving crossword puzzles, camping with her family, and enjoying KC’s local beers with her husband on perfect-patio-weather date nights. Together with her family, Megan can be found exploring the fantastic local parks and trails (they’ll be the ones in sun hats, constantly applying sunscreen), hitting up the zoo or Union Station, or attending one of the many kid-friendly festivals in the area.

What Will They Remember?

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Do you ever think about what kinds of memories your kids will carry with them their entire lives? What will stick with them forever, and what will fade away like Michael J. Fox in...
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Surviving a Slumber Party

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My son recently turned nine years old. To celebrate, he invited three friends over for his first ever slumber party. We were going to take the kids to an arcade, feed them tons of...
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My Gender Reveal Business: Why I Quit

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I never really thought of myself as an entrepreneur, but when a friend and I came up with an idea for a fun reveal for a gender reveal party, things just fell into place....

Telling the Truth About Santa

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“Can reindeer really fly?” “How does Santa fit down the chimney?” “How does Santa have time to go all over the world in one night?” So. Many. Questions. A couple of years ago, I had a first...

Don’t Miss the Powell Gardens Festival of Lights

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We all know there is A LOT to do in Kansas City around the holidays. If you’re looking for a family-friendly, walkable, beautiful lights display, you won’t want to miss the Powell Gardens Festival...

Why You (Yes, YOU) Need to VOTE

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You’ve seen the yard signs, you’ve heard the political ads… you know it’s election season. But when is the election? And why should you care, anyway? Let’s see if I can answer some of...
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Be Smart About Gun Safety

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Moms, it’s time to have a serious conversation about kids, guns, and safety. Far too often there is another story in the news about a child who has been shot and killed because of...

Lessons From Our First Garden

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After three years of requests from my children, I finally gave in and decided to help my kids plant a garden. I’ve never grown anything before. I couldn’t even keep a windowsill basil plant...

What It’s Like When Your Child Needs a Tonsillectomy

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My daughter, Olive, has always snored. A lot. She’s only six years old, but her snores rival those of a TV grandpa. But it wasn’t until I noticed that sometimes she held her breath...

Why We Love Camping

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Growing up, my family did not go camping. Our idea of “roughing it” was sharing a hotel room with just one bathroom. The entire idea of camping was completely foreign to me. Why would...

Why I Wish She Didn’t Need Glasses

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I started wearing glasses when I was eight years old. I was nearsighted, and as the years went on, my vision got worse and worse. By the time I was in college, I could...

Stop Criticizing Yourself, Mama

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Being a mom is hard. We all know it. We are bombarded from all sides on what to buy for our kids, what to feed our kids, how to feed our kids, and what...

Then and Now

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A few days ago, I was talking with my kids about voting and how you have to be 18 years old to vote. My daughter asked me how old I was. “36” I answered...

Taste Buds Kitchen: The Perfect Mom-Kid Date

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My six-year-old daughter and I recently had a chance to check out Taste Buds Kitchen, a new culinary entertainment experience in Leawood. They offer kids cooking classes during the day and adults-only BYOB events...

Why I Take My Kids on Dates

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“Mommy, look at me!” “Mommy, come see what I made!” “Hey, Mommy, watch this!” We all know our kids crave our attention. And when you have more than one child, each one competes for your undivided attention....