Sarah is mama to 9-year-old, Henry, 6-year-old Clark and 4-year-old Lucy. After growing 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 before migrating to Johnson County. Sarah has her master’s in urban administration and is currently in the Kansas City Centurions program. In between the crazy, she likes to drink coffee, run, travel (but never to the same place twice), and experience all things Kansas City!
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Pandemic Parenting: When There is No Good Choice

We frequently talk with our kids about making good choices. Evaluate the pros and cons, and make the good choice. But what if there isn't one? What if all the choices just suck? Welcome...
Summer Guide, Kansas City

Guide to a Socially Distanced Summer in Kansas City

Summer isn't the same this year but that doesn't mean you can't make memories. We're updating this page with ideas for making the most of whatever summer throws our way!Sometimes it’s just nice to...
Code Ninjas camp

Experience Code Ninja: Safely In-Person or Safely at Home

With cancellations, disappointment and all the long days, we're all looking for something to keep these kids entertained. We had the opportunity to try out Code Ninja's popular camps - offered both in person...
YMCA Summer Camp

How Camps Are Staying Safe This Summer

This post is sponsored by the YMCA of Greater Kansas City. Check out their summer camp offerings! After months of quarantine and homeschooling, kids are ready to be with friends again and parents are heading...

Sandlot Goods Providing Locally Made Masks to Front Line Workers

Sandlot Goods is known for its locally made products with the highest quality materials. You've seen their wallets, journals, bags and belts. Now, they are making a name for themselves making masks. "The Sandlot mask initiative...

How We’re Talking to Our Kids About Racism

Our team, just like many of you, has been struggling to find the words to explain the news and wondering how we can be part of the anti-racism effort - no matter what our...

Party Together While Staying Apart

This post is sponsored by Houseparty, a fun way to connect with those you love. Opinions belong to the writer. Each year, my husband and I make a goal of inviting six new families to...

Lumi by Pampers is The Baby Monitor Tool New Moms Need

This post is sponsored by Lumi by Pampers. We are happy to share about products that make mom life easier! When I look at baby registries today, I'm jealous. I first got pregnant nine years ago,...

KCMC Neighborhood Egg Hunt

We were so sad to have to postpone the Spring Family Egg Hunt until the end of the summer, but we can still have some fun while participating in #stayhomekc. We’ve seen so many fun...

All Together Now: Working from Home with Your Spouse

My husband and I have worked from home together for the last five years. He works in sales, so much of his day is spent glued to his phone and computer in his basement...

Online Library Resources For All Ages

There are so many options to continue your reading habit or literacy learning despite the closure of your neighborhood and school libraries. From e-books to virtual story times to author events, reading during quarantine...
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Visit KC’s Best Attractions, Virtually

Kansas City Zoo Take a virtual zoo visit, anytime of day with the Zoo's live animal cams including: King Penguin Gentoo Penguin Giraffes Polar Bar Wonderscope Children's Museum Head to Wonderscope's Facebook page for daily programs and...

New Strong Therapists Address Anxiety In You and Your Kids (and more)

We are working with our friends at New Strong, therapists (and moms) that work to create a safe and creative space that fosters a spirit of resiliency. We sent them questions from our community...

KC Businesses Offer Play, Art, Theater and Cooking Fun

With Kansas City shutting down this month, local businesses are getting creative in offering art and play options that comply with social distancing rules. It's a great way to add something new to your...
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101 Things To Do While in Quarantine

We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for taking advantage of all the family time coming up, while you're practicing social distancing. Learn new things, play games, make all the things, and take...