Note: This post is the second in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series on Tuesday! Supplies have been purchased. Outfits have been laid out for the first day. Backpacks are stuffed and ready...
Note: This post is the second in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us in a couple of weeks as we close out this series with Bridget's birth story! My husband, Josh thinks it would be funny if a...
Earlier this week, my husband (Jon) and I had the opportunity to cross another "first" off our Kansas City bucket list when we attended our first show at the Starlight Theatre. Not only was it our first time attending...
Note: This post is the first in our six-part "Back to School" series. Join us for more next week! I grew up in a suburb with strong schools and award-winning teachers. Heading back to school could always be summed up...
I have always wanted a large family. Growing up with only two first cousins, I was envious of others that attended yearly family reunions and had thirteen cousins at their birthday parties. The dream of my own personal zoo...

One Foot Forward

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Nine years ago, when my husband and I first became parents, we thought the most complicated part of parenthood was going to be as parents of girls - twin girls. I grew up with four brothers and Chris, my...

XY Chromosomes Only

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Note: This post is the first in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us for more from Bridget next week! "Pregnant again?" "Yes, we know how this is happening" - but thanks, fifty-something-year-old man in the produce aisle that just...

Mourning the End of Summer

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Summer. The word itself conjures up images of long afternoons spent by the pool, ice cream for dinner, BBQs, ponytails, and flip-flops. We love it. We relish it. We count down the days until it returns. But one thing I have noticed...
Spiders and snakes? Don’t bother me. Going to the dentist? No problem. Public speaking? My pleasure. Becoming a mom? Scared me so much that just the thought would make me shake more than a belly-dancer in an earthquake. I love our son, but I’ve had to...
mom and son wearing fire fighter hats

Trucks, Dirt and Toots

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"It's a boy." Words I never thought I would hear. OK, I'll be honest - I actually cried when the ultrasound tech uttered those words. The week before our big reveal ultrasound I went through the old trunk of girly outfits....
My husband and I committed to moving to Kansas City more than a year before we actually moved ... well, sort of. We knew that we would be relocating so that he could attend seminary, and while there were...
The other day I received a text from a fellow mom who had moved from the Midwest to a new city. She asked me, "How do I find moms here? How do I find things for moms and kids...
My husband and I desperately love our 3 children. They are cute, fun and make our lives very fulfilling. However there are days when we wonder what monster climbed into their brains and made them act so . ....
 The music starts and I watch people take their places around the gym. I notice the lone man start to shake his booty to the beat. A few late stragglers wander in and search for a spot where no...
Our first week in KC found me waiting in a long line at the Gladstone post office. I would complain, but at least it wasn't the DMV. My kids were napping at home while my husband caught a nap...

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Guide to Fall in Kansas City

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Whether a pumpkin spice latte or a cozy cup of apple cider is your thing, fill up your thermos, put your kid in their...
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