The Need to Refuel

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Women, specifically mothers, are like cars. We need fuel in order to run properly. It doesn't matter if you're a smart car, an affordable car, or a luxury car: you need fuel. Now, you may or may not have...

Back to School, Again

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While August is long gone and the excitement of the first day of school is over for traditional students, I am preparing for my second week of class. Going back to school was something I once imagined would mean returning...

Teaching Thankfulness

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Last night, as I was tucking my son into bed, I asked him what he was thankful for.  The conversation went like this: Me: Let’s say our prayers. What are you thankful for today? M: I’m thankful that I’m a leaf...
Unless you live in a cave, you know that our very own Kansas City Chiefs are UNDEFEATED. That's right - not a single team has beaten them this year! The Chiefs are 8 and 0, baby! I'm more of...
I almost have to laugh at my choice of blog posts for today. After reading Erin's post the other day about her "crunchy" tendencies, I would have to say that if she is a 10 on the hippie scale,...
There are many people that will greatly influence the lives of your kids – teachers, neighbors, grandparents, etc. While all of those are important in my son’s life, the person that rises to the top isn’t among that list....
I have a five hundred square foot organic vegetable garden and recently took up canning and preserving. I made 100% of my own baby food. I took a twelve week childbirth class taught by a certified doula. Together, my husband...
Today is my birthday - October 28, 1973. For those of you trying to do the math ... I am {*cough* forty *cough*} years old. Which means I had my twins at age thirty-seven ... two months shy of...
... it's time for Fall Picture Day. If you are a mom of school-aged children, you may have experienced one or more of these reactions: > Picture Day is two weeks out and we should think about haircuts and wardrobe choices. > AHHHH!...
As soon as I get pregnant, the first question most people who know me ask is, "how much longer are you going to workout?" If I'm honest, this question makes me crazy; but I usually smile and say, "as...
"I'm so sorry you have to go back to work." I received this sentiment in my email inbox from a well-meaning stay-at-home mama friend when I announced that my maternity leave was ending and I'd be going back to work...
If you don't have one of your own, then surely you know someone who does: one of "those kids" ... the ones who always seem to say the darndest things! If these kids have filters, they haven't found them...

For Your Amusement

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When we began our investigation into the world of adoption, we quickly learned that this journey would not be a walk in the park.  To embark on the adventure that is adoption is to get in line at the...

Fall Faves: a Top Ten List

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Fall is my favorite time of year. Don't get me wrong, I cherish all of the seasons (especially now that I'm a mom) - but there is so much fun to be had in the fall! Here are some...

Momtinis and Vino

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                          If you missed us a couple of weeks ago for Moms Night Out, or if you're looking for another excuse to get out and have fun with your mom friends, then we hope you can join us for a...

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Trick (and Trunk) or Treating in KC

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Need an excuse to wear that Halloween costume one more time and add to your candy stash? Check out these fun and mostly free...
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