Summer is waning, the masks are off, and Target is filling up with pencils and crayons and backpacks. As I think about my kids getting on a school bus at long last in a few weeks, I start to...
Do you find it harder every day to keep up with the latest apps and tools?   Are your kids slowly learning more about screens than you know?   Are you looking to raise a healthy child in a world filled with screen...
OK, I’m going to say it…the beginning of the school year is coming. I know, I know, if you’re anything like me you’d rather stick pencils in your eyeballs than acknowledge this fact! The lazy days of summer are...
Let me tell you about the wonderful tool I use about one week out of every month — a menstrual cup! I have never felt freer. For some, this topic may be taboo or TMI, but let's face it, a...
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My Hot Mom Summer

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Every summer for the past eight years has been about the kids. They should be about the kids after all. As their mom, my job is to protect, nurture, and care for them with my whole being. Who am...
This post is sponsored by Sky Zone with several locations in the KC Metro. One of my kids’ favorite places to go is Sky Zone. It’s also one of my favorite places to go, because it equals an easy bedtime...
Merriam-Webster added 520 new words or expanded definitions to the dictionary in January 2021, some of which are signs of progress like “Second Gentleman” and others that mark the ways we are forever changed by the pandemic like “long hauler.” How...
One Kansas City Mom Collective contributor moved into a new house. She needed help making their new space a home. Enter another Kansas City Mom Collective Contributor. Pamela: Queens uplift queens. We often used to say that on my old...
Kansas City Mom Collective is excited to announce the return of Kids Helping Kids Day, a day of community service projects appropriate for the entire family. Join us on Saturday, Aug. 21 from noon to 3 p.m. at Genesis Health...
This post is sponsored by Evergy. Remember when you were young, and your parents would yell “close the door! Are you trying to cool/heat the entire street?” You probably rolled your eyes. Well, it isn’t until you become an adult,...
With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available at Lake Olathe in one visit. Here's what you need to know to spend a...
One thing I have not missed during the COVID-19 pandemic is having to manage my wardrobe choices for work and play. Now that life is starting to get back to normal, I found myself facing more occasions to wear...
It’s another Kansas City summer, and with temperatures blazing hot already, I am finding myself opting for minimal makeup and simple hairstyles that stay out of my face. My personal care routine has gotten simpler too, thanks to a...
Coined by the queen, Megan Thee Stallion, “hot girl summer” means embracing a lifestyle that many of us moms feel as though we left behind many moons ago. The term, for those stuck under the raising small kids rock,...
To preface, I am a first-time mother to an 18-month-old daughter, so I won’t pretend to have all the answers. I do know what has worked for us, both for our own sanity and for our daughter. Distress tolerance....

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A Mom’s Guide to Lake Olathe

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With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available...