When I was in graduate school, I was told babies are born knowing all the sounds of all the languages in the world. Infants can learn any language they’re exposed to. Gradually, babies figure out which sounds they are...
Back when my oldest son was starting kindergarten, I'm pretty sure I said at LEAST once, "I literally cannot imagine any scenario in which I would choose to homeschool." Then COVID-19 came into the world like a caffeinated nuclear freight...
first and second place ribbons from a horse show

Lessons from Losing

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My 7-year-old daughter Mia has been riding horses for a couple years now. It is her passion and a completely foreign world to me. She’s also been doing shows for awhile now at the barn where she takes lessons,...
With Black History Month upon us, I have been nervously trying to figure out how I plan to incorporate Black history into a classroom full of white fourth and fifth graders. I am the ONLY person of color in...
An old photo pops up in my Facebook feed and reminds me of a moment eight years ago... My tiny son holding his baby sister in one arm and a stash of Halloween candy in the other. I smile, remembering how...
Finding the right fit for preschool or childcare for your little one is one of the more stressful parts of early childhood. There are so many factors - time, location, programs offered! Our hope is this guide will help...
In her April 2019 TED Talk, America Ferrera tells her listeners “presence creates possibility.” Her words resonated for me when I first heard them and they still do. Written on a post-it note in my office, these words remind...
Toddlers are busy little people with seemingly limitless energy. Caring for them is incredibly joyful, but can also be exhausting in the best circumstances. This winter, there are no library story-times, no playgroups, no music classes, no trips to...
If you read anything I wrote in the past, you probably already know I am a mom of four young children. When I signed up for virtual learning, it was what I thought was best for my kids and...
Today is Thursday. It is the twelfth Thursday since I became the mom of a college student. Twelve Thursdays ago, we moved our older son into the dorm and then headed home. Honestly, it was a little more complicated than that....
TV comedies are full of references to "The Talk," an uncomfortable, one-time discussion about the “birds and bees.” Maybe that’s even how you learned the facts of life.  I remember my mom giving me a booklet about puberty (provided...
My biggest fear when becoming a mom was the sleepless nights that many had warned me about. Going all night with no sleep and only a few naps during the day did not seem very appealing to me, and thinking about...
Full disclosure: I’m currently 31 years old, and my children are still very young. I have not yet had the chance to parent a teenager, but I do have a sister who is a decade my junior. By the time...
Athletics and activities are a big part of many students' high school experiences. With the threat of those being taken away this fall due to the pandemic, and in some cases already disappearing from metro school districts, it has...
Please note: this page will be continuously updated as more sponsors or information is added so be sure to check back often! Who: All Kansas City moms (you do not have to be expecting to attend!). This event is designed for moms...

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Kids Eat Free Deals in Kansas City

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Now that the world is re-opening and families are venturing out to restaurants again it's a great time to check out all the kids...