Let’s be real. This winter has been different than the ones we're used to. This list of fun things to do with your family in KC during the colder months celebrates the familiar and suggests some pandemic-specific options, too....
At 5 months old, my oldest son had his first allergic reaction. We didn’t know for sure at the time, but we suspected that what I ate for dinner (eggs) had touched his skin and caused his whole body...
It has been five years. Five years since that bitterly cold January morning that I received the call from my dad with the terrible news. Suddenly and unexpectedly, my mom had died. One minute she was here, the next...
Toddlers are busy little people with seemingly limitless energy. Caring for them is incredibly joyful, but can also be exhausting in the best circumstances. This winter, there are no library story-times, no playgroups, no music classes, no trips to...
In 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, “But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard.” When talking to a friend about how to best recognize MLK Day 2021 in writing, she pointed out...
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#ACureforCharlie Charlie turned 3 in November 2020. He was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease in August 2019—so rare it is referred to only by its genetic location, SLC6A1. With this disease comes learning delays, neurological problems, as well as seizures...
It's that time again...the Chiefs have clinched their spot in the NFL playoffs, and the energy in Kansas City is starting to build! But...instead of being crowded into bars and restaurants and Arrowhead Stadium shoulder to shoulder, this year,...
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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the months ahead will no doubt be challenging. We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for...
I don’t know about you, but this long winter of social distancing and also staying inside has been somewhat challenging. So, enter the winter that I finally take my kids to do all the outdoor winter things they've begged...
Pandemic winter is here. 5 p.m. feels like midnight, and 50 degree days are now considered warm. In KC, we've just had our first big snow of 2021 — although our first snow of the season was that storm back...
If you read anything I wrote in the past, you probably already know I am a mom of four young children. When I signed up for virtual learning, it was what I thought was best for my kids and...
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 my kids up from school/daycare...
Last week, our family should have been taking a 17-hour road trip. Thursday was the day we were taking our daughter, Kate, back to her home in the suburbs of Washington D.C.   Kate has been able to work remotely from...
I've been reflecting recently on how 2020 was a year that brought a lot of change and clarity to friendships in my life. I've spoken with others who also experienced this. One friend put it well: "Now that I've...
Ah Kansas City Restaurant Week, a tradition I love for several reasons. Proceeds go to local nonprofits — more than $2.7 million granted since 2010! The event supports our own local restaurant staff and chefs. It’s quite the fancy...

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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the...