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Lowering Your Happiness Bar

I have found myself saying too many times this year, “I just want to be happy.” We are in the middle of a pandemic, these are uncertain times, and now we have to deal with the great school debate of the century. No matter what side of an issue you are on, we can all […]

5 Children’s Books That Will Teach You Something New, Too

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National Book Lovers Day is August 9th, and what better way to celebrate than finding some new children’s books to read with your budding bibliophile? Reading with adults is often the first way kids can learn and make sense of big concepts, but this reading isn’t just for kids—adults can get a lot out of […]

Softening the Impact of Adverse Experiences

As mamas, we’d like to protect our babies from every possible adverse experience. Even though we know this is an impossible task—and if we didn’t know it before this year, we certainly know it now—we still look for ways to keep our little ones insulated from harm. It turns out that doctors and scientists are […]

Understanding True Allyship

A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of spending a couple of hours in conversation with my amazing family friend Morgan Walker about race, allyship, and growing up in the Midwest. Morgan’s parents are some of my parents’ closest friends, and our families have spent tons of time together over the years. Her […]

A Pandemic Puppy

It’s summertime during the pandemic, the equivalent to springtime on the farm. New puppies are everywhere. Families smiling, kids frolicking through the fields with their best friend on a sparkling new leash. Social media pictures filled with fluffy fur babies next to their human siblings. Behind the camera? A different scene reveals itself. Screams. Shredded […]

Starting Kindergarten During COVID-19

Quite a few members of our team have little ones slated to head off to kindergarten this upcoming school year. While there are no easy or even good choices to make right now in regard to school, it feels like the transition to kindergarten makes the decision to do in-person or virtual learning or another alternative all […]

Everything I Know about Pandemic Parenting I Learned from the Kansas City Chiefs

Doesn’t it seem like a million years ago that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl? Talk about a whole different world. People packed into stadiums without masks, sharing hugs and beverages, cheering on the Chiefs as they made their historic Super Bowl run punctuated by some of the most amazing comeback victories ever. […]

Our Family’s COVID-19 Experience

Writing this is probably the first time that I have felt close to normal in the last three weeks. My family was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early July, and it was pretty much my worst nightmare. To be honest, I was in complete denial. We followed the social distancing rules, wore masks, and washed our […]

The Kansas City Virtual School + Homeschooling Guide: Education Resources for 2020

/* custom css */ .tdi_4_217{ min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .tdi_6_3a3{ vertical-align: baseline; } Welcome to the 2020 school year! If you're fumbling your way through this unprecedented year of pandemic education, you're not alone. This guide will give you the resources for homeschool, virtual school, or extra activities to enhance your child's [...]

Online and Virtual Education Options in Kansas City

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With all the uncertainty surrounding the re-opening plans for schools across the metro has many parents opting to keep their kids home this fall. If homeschooling isn’t your jam and you are looking for support from certified teachers with live classes, virtual academy or online schools might just be what you’re looking for. It’s an […]

Virtual School Tips from Kansas City Moms

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/* custom css */ .tdi_36_695{ min-height: 0; } /* custom css */ .tdi_38_89a{ vertical-align: baseline; } Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning "Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will [...]

Questions to Ask Your District About Virtual Learning

Whether in-person classrooms are a thing this year or not, we know that a virtual classroom is going to be an option for families for the 2020-2021 school year. How will you know if virtual school is a good option for your family this semester? Here are some questions that you could ask your district […]

School Guide: Where to Buy School Supplies in Kansas City

  Artist and Craftsman Supply Artist & Craftsman Supply, an employee-owned company, provides artists with excellent materials at competitive prices. Shop online or visit their Crossroads location. Blick Art Materials Art supply store located near Westport. Half Price Books With several locations in the Metro, Half Price Books offers discounted books and supplies. Teachers receive […]

School Guide: Sports and Physical Education Classes in Kansas City

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Not all learning happens in books! If you want to supplement your child’s learning with classes to get their body moving, Kansas City has a lot to choose from! Physical Education Ideas For Home As parents try to structure their kids’ days with no school day to rely on, it’s important to remember to save […]

Academic Enrichment Programs in Kansas City

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Bricks 4 Kidz From math to architecture, engineering to physics, the world of LEGO® Bricks provides a solid foundation for teaching while using a child’s favorite toy. After school programs are offered as well as a Bricks 4 Kidz virtual classroom which uses a virtual desktop that allows users to build unique Bricks 4 Kidz […]

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The Kansas City Virtual School + Homeschooling Guide: Education Resources for...

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Welcome to the 2020 school year! If you're fumbling your way through this unprecedented year of pandemic education, you're not alone. This guide will...