Victoria is a wife and mom of two. Her firstborn, Joshua passed away shortly after birth in 2013. Her rainbow daughter, Madeline just started kindergarten. Victoria and her husband, Patrick, were both born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri and love spending time exploring the city with their daughter. Victoria is a full-time working mom, dance mom, soccer mom, t-ball mom, PTA mom, slightly over-scheduled mom. Victoria has a passion for creating and spends way too much time pinning new crafts, recipes, and party ideas on Pinterest. She sometimes blogs over at Life with Madeline - www.lifewithmadeline.com

I {heart} Parents as Teachers

As a mom, I’m always looking for opportunities to help my daughter grow and learn. When I was still pregnant with Madeline, I read article upon article about the various ways to help nurture...

Christmas in Kansas City

Ask anyone that knows me - I’m a little obsessed with Christmas. I love to cover my house in twinkly lights inside and out. I have Christmas decorations on anything that's standing still. I...
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How to Start a Babysitting Co-Op

When it comes to date night, my husband and I used to be great. From the very beginning of our relationship, we always made time for each other and we went on some pretty...

I’m Not Hungry; How to Get a Picky Eater to Eat When They Refuse

Lately, I'm convinced my three-year-old is conducting an experiment to see how little a preschooler can eat and actually survive. We recently had a four-day weekend, and by day four I couldn't even remember the...

Kansas City Rocks

Most of us that live in the Kansas City metro area know that Kansas City rocks. There are amazing parks, fabulous shopping, great places to eat (hello, barbecue), wonderful museums, awesome sports teams, and so...
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Life of a First Time Dance Mom

From the moment we were told we were having a girl, I started dreaming of tutus and tap shoes. So when Madeline turned two, and had already been dancing around the house from the...