Pamela Spencer de la Fuente

Pamela de la Fuente is a proud native of Flint, Michigan. She moved to Kansas City in 2003 to work at The Kansas City Star. Since then, she’s bought two houses, gotten married, worked at some other KC companies, and had a couple of kids. She is a La Leche League leader (Ask her about breastfeeding!), a mom of two toddlers, and a professional writer and editor. Pamela loves big and small adventures with her family, sampling craft beer with her husband, David, and eating ice cream all year round.
Fun Farm strawberry picking

A Sweet Saturday at the Fun Farm

This post is sponsored by Fun Farm. Pick your strawberries through June 15! I’m in the middle of a big move, but I have been trying to make sure my kids get out of our...
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My Son Doesn’t Love Dogs. And That’s OK.

I walk my son to kindergarten most mornings. One day after I dropped him off, a mom and her dog walked over to me and said, “Your son is afraid of dogs, isn’t he?” “Yes.” “I...
Black mother with her two kids

Let’s Celebrate the Beauty and Joy of Black Motherhood

I’m a Black mom. It’s not always easy, for lots of reasons, systemic racism and unconscious bias against our children being two biggies. But I’m not here to focus on that today.  It’s Black History...

Self Care: Reclaiming My Me-Time in 2021

I miss my me-time. I bet a lot of you out there miss yours, too. I started a remote job in late August. And even though I chose to be remote so I could easily pick...

Motown Christmas, Mahogany Cards, and Mac ‘n’ Cheese – COVID Can’t Steal My...

You can’t take my joy, COVID. There’s so much we’re all not doing this Christmas, but I’m not going to dwell on that. I’m going to focus on being happy with what I am blessed...
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5 Children’s Books with Characters of Color

In the spring, even before the anti-racism movement went mainstream, I was another Black mom looking for diverse children's books. We have some at home, but I was trying to get my 5-year-old ready...
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I Keep Nursing for Two Reasons — Cuddles and COVID-19

In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, I have a confession to make. Well, make that two. First confession: I am still breastfeeding my 2 ½-year-old daughter. Second confession: I’m kind of over it.I know...
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