Sarah McGinnity

Sarah grew up in Manhattan, Kansas (Go Cats!), she moved to Minnesota where she met her husband, Shea. Realizing how much she hated snow in May, she convinced him to move to Kansas City in 2010. Together they have lived in Midtown, Waldo, the Plaza, and now Overland Park. Sarah is mom to 10-year-old, Henry, 7-year-old Clark and 5-year-old Lucy. She has her master’s in urban administration and is passionate about making Kansas City a more equitable and supportive community. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, hike, travel as much as possible, and experience all things Kansas City!

Talking to Kids When Tragedy Hits Close to Home

We've gotten numb to reading the details of another shooting splashed across the news. Usually, it happens in someone else's community where the victims' names are unfamiliar. Yesterday, it didn't happen somewhere else. It happened...

Searching for More Than a Doctor

I used to joke that I wished I could have my pap smear more than once a year because I missed my midwife. After going through a pregnancy, a dramatic delivery experience and then a...

Raising a Super Reader

We started reading to our son, Henry, when he was in utero; I diligently read black and white books like I was told to do in those first few months of his life. Now that...
St. Patrick's Day in Kansas City: Irish for a Day

St. Patrick’s Day in Kansas City: Irish For a Day

It's no wonder that Kansas City has been listed as one of the top 10 cities in the United States to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! With more than 250,000 Kansas Citians claiming Irish heritage,...

The Magic of Disney (Even with a Toddler)

As we were boarding our plane to leave Orlando earlier this week, a mom in line in front of me was lamenting to her husband about their Disney World vacation. "At least we got...

A Love Letter

Dear Husband, I know that our daily conversations are no longer spent discussing politics or dreaming about the future but instead seem to primarily consist of to-do lists, meal planning, errand running and the occasional...
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Family Fun at the Kansas City Public Library

"Having fun isn't hard ... when you have a library card!" Cartoon aardvark Arthur was right, and the Plaza Library has become our go-to source for free fun. Aside from the awesome kids area with shelves...

KC Restaurants Where the Servers Don’t Glare at Kids

When Henry was a baby, we plopped him in his infant carrier and enjoyed nice, leisurely dinners, escaping from the land of dirty diapers, bottles, and - let’s face it - the whole dang...

Melissa Rieke Photography: Capturing Beautiful Memories, Creating Priceless Art

This post has been sponsored by Melissa Rieke Photography, specializing in modern newborn, maternity and family photography. For more information, visit her online or on Facebook. It's not hard to get my two-year-old to smile, but...

ShopKC: Fun, Local Shopping for the Holidays (plus giveaways!)

As we enter the holiday season, many of us moms feel overwhelmed. From prepping recipes for Thanksgiving dinner, traveling to see relatives, decorating the house to create holiday magic for our kiddos, finding a...

Silent Grief

                    Next week will mark the day I've been dreading for nine months. It's the day I was supposed to be meeting our second baby. Instead, my first ultrasound last March confirmed a baby but no heartbeat....

Plaza Art Fair – Fun For All Ages!

Expensive art and children. What could be a better match, right? Luckily, the Plaza Art Fair has much more to offer than pretty art you can't afford. Between three live music stages, tasty local food...

Quality Food, Great Prices, and Social Responsibility at Trader Joe’s

Go ahead. Call me a yuppie or a hippie. Roll your eyes at the cult-like following. I'm unwavering - Trader Joe's will forever be my grocery store of choice. The enormous and affordable cheese selection...

Fitting in Fitness

Right before I found out I was pregnant with my son, I ran the Kansas City Half Marathon. During the first couple of months of pregnancy, I continued to run until his head lodged...
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Trucks, Dirt and Toots

"It's a boy." Words I never thought I would hear. OK, I'll be honest - I actually cried when the ultrasound tech uttered those words. The week before our big reveal ultrasound I went through the...
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