Maybe it was the pandemic and the seemingly endless cycle of cooking and washing dishes that almost sent me over the edge. Maybe I was feeling unmotivated to try and once again coerce my kids to eat a healthy...
Parents out there, you need a break. I know you don't need me to tell you that.Last January, I wrote about little ways to find self-care, and I still believe in those suggestions. But a friend of mine reached...
You read the title correctly. I do in fact often let my 11-year-old daughter watch The Bachelor shows with me. I know I’m going to catch a lot of flack for this, but just listen.  Now, we’ve always been a...
When it comes to fun family outings in the winter, our options can be somewhat limited. Sledding is a blast but some winters we have a serious snow shortage. Fortunately, there are ice skating rinks in Kansas City to...
This content was paid for by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and Kansas City Mom Collective is proud to support the effort to share facts about COVID-19 vaccines. For more information or to find vaccines near...
I’ve never been one for New Year’s Resolutions. Frankly, the entire idea intimidates me. It’s as if once a year you have to decide how you can be better. I’d rather work on myself daily. And as a foster parent,...
With so many of us letting go of all that excess stuff right now, it’s a good idea to consider our options when donating gently used items. While there are a few well known organizations and thrift stores in...
Join us for an important and relevant conversation with Tracy Foster of START, a Kansas City organization focused on screen time boundaries that work for families. About START: "Today’s parents have many resources to help them prepare to raise...
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 date...
Looking back on early parenthood, it’s laughable how much time and energy I spent learning and researching how to take care of my newborn daughter when really, most of that sorts itself out in the sleepless blur of the...
It's time to embrace winter and have some fun! Whether you're headed indoors or bundling up and heading outside, this guide highlights the best of Kansas City in January. Get Creative at Legoland Discovery Center Step into a world of creativity...
The conclusion of 2021 is near, and that is something worth rejoicing! Like 2020, it was tumultuous and difficult. I’m planning on toasting to the year ending, but will also be tiptoeing in to 2022 on my best behavior,...
2022 has to be our year, right?! Grab the noisemakers and your most positive outlook for the new year, and head to these family friendly New Year's Eve celebrations! Noon Year's Eve at Legoland Discovery Center Kids can celebrate the new...
I don’t know about you but I really dislike the gym. As a somewhere-in-my-30s-year-old woman, I’ve done my fair share of gym time. In fact, I spent most of my 20s trying everything from weight lifting to kickboxing to...
You can’t take my joy, COVID. Despite getting the vaccines and boosters (thank you, science) we were waiting for, there’s still so much we’re all not doing this Christmas But I’m not going to dwell on that. I’m going to...

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When it comes to fun family outings in the winter, our options can be somewhat limited. Sledding is a blast but some winters we...
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