I would love a day off. An actual no work, no mile-long to-do list, no shuttling a tiny human all around town — day off. But right now, that is just not possible. While COVID has allowed our schedule to slow...
One year ago, I woke up and the day started out somewhat normal. Morning school drop-off, a few errands for PTO to set up a teacher/staff appreciation event, an hour or two of consulting work, school pick-up... then things...
By the end of the first week of January, about a day after people invaded the U.S. Capitol and killed their fellow Americans, I started seeing social media posts with things like "well there goes my dry January" and...
Making medical decisions for a child can be overwhelming. Seven years into parenting and I still wonder sometimes if I’ve made the right choices for them. For example, "Do we move forward with braces for our 6-year-old or wait?"...
Mend your health that is. With the pandemic, it seems like houseplants have moved their way back to being a home decor trend. You all know I love all things plenty and outdoors, so having a lot of greenery...
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Managing My Son’s Migraines

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The headaches started the summer before kindergarten. I blamed it on too much activity in the blazing August sun. The headaches continued into the first few months of kindergarten. I was coming to pick him up from school at least...
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. If your kid experiences frequent headaches, you are not alone. More than 40,000 kids in the Kansas City metro suffer from headaches. The good news is that headaches aren’t usually serious, but they...
After almost a full year of COVID-19 restrictions in the U.S., we’ve made it to Valentine’s Day again...the last semi-normal holiday we had in 2020. And if you still have the same Valentine you had last year, that’s kind...
Here we are. We have made it to February, the time of year jam-packed with candy conversation hearts and romantic love. Who could have imagined last year, as we perused the pink teddy bear aisle at Target, that the...
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How to Be Happy

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“How to be happy.” The search suggestion flashed on the screen as I was navigating Pinterest. I hadn’t started to search for “how to be happy.” I really planned to type in “how to be semi-organized” but stopped when I...
I hate the gym. I hate walking in a looking at endless weight racks and equipment. I hate feeling like everyone there knows way more than I do about fitness all because they are wearing their cute workout gear...
Let’s be real. This winter has been different than the ones we're used to. This list of fun things to do with your family in KC during the colder months celebrates the familiar and suggests some pandemic-specific options, too....
At 5 months old, my oldest son had his first allergic reaction. We didn’t know for sure at the time, but we suspected that what I ate for dinner (eggs) had touched his skin and caused his whole body...
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A Cure for Charlie

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#ACureforCharlie Charlie turned 3 in November 2020. He was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease in August 2019—so rare it is referred to only by its genetic location, SLC6A1. With this disease comes learning delays, neurological problems, as well as seizures...
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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the months ahead will no doubt be challenging. We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for...

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Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

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Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite summer camps for kids...
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