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When you’re shopping for baby clothes either for your own newborn or as a gift for someone else, it can be tricky to navigate the oversaturated supply that’s available. Between adorable outfits that will only get pulled out once...
If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably heard that those first months of motherhood are hard. That you’ll be in survival mode until the baby is probably six months old. That you’ll cry a lot and sleep just a...
It is important that each family has an individualized breastfeeding plan of care that works, not just during their hospital stay, but when they go home as well.   As a lactation consultant at Menorah Medical Center, a part of...
The travel bug in me is real, and it started when I was a baby. I was a month old when I took my first international flight and moved to Taiwan for a few years. By fourth grade, I...
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Surviving Survival Mode

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Survival mode. New moms and dad know this stage of life all too well. It is that period right after you bring a baby home and you are celebrating the fact that you took a shower, ate a decent...
I get it. It's my own fault for buying the darn thing to begin with. But if you saw the gleam in her eyes and heard her voice soften as my six year old coaxed cash out of my...
I have to start out by saying this guide isn’t about patting myself on the back because I’m a twin mom and have all the things figured out. Because I sure as heck don’t! Rather, it’s a celebration of...
I was 28 weeks pregnant when my water broke. I remember not feeling well that day and just shrugged it off to pregnancy pains. I went to my local emergency room in Pittsburg, Kan. The doctors decided I needed a...

Finding Your Ms. Phyllis

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The thought of finding a place and people to care for your child while you go to work all day is one that no mother looks forward to. And because finding reliable, safe and affordable care for an infant...
The baby registry. A mixed bag of emotions.  Excitement at planning for your sweet, bundle of joy. Terror at the sheer amount of stuff that babies need. My husband and I started our baby registry around the 20 week mark of...
It's one of the toughest decisions you will make as a parent. Choosing a babysitter or childcare provider can come with lots of questions, concerns and doubts. Let's be honest, if you need a a babysitter, nanny or childcare...
We were home for just six hours before I was worried something wasn't right with him. Every time I would change his diaper, it would be dry. I honestly couldn’t even remember the last time he had peed. Was...
"Motherhood is exactly what I expected it to be," said no one, ever. When I had my son Jona, I fully expected to be able to breastfeed him, for at least a year. Well, I didn't even last six...

The Price of Sleep

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Sleep is precious. And in my case, sleep is expensive! I cringe at the amount of money I have spent on various products that just might help my kid sleep. Keyword is might. At 2:30 in the morning, I’m willing...
Dear My Daycare Lady aka Other Mother aka Miracle Worker, Where do I start? How do I properly thank someone for loving my children and treating them as your own? I guess I should explain to our readers who you are...

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Summer Reading Programs in Kansas City

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In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both...