Let me tell you about the wonderful tool I use about one week out of every month — a menstrual cup! I have never felt freer. For some, this topic may be taboo or TMI, but let's face it, a...
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My Hot Mom Summer

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Every summer for the past eight years has been about the kids. They should be about the kids after all. As their mom, my job is to protect, nurture, and care for them with my whole being. Who am...
It’s another Kansas City summer, and with temperatures blazing hot already, I am finding myself opting for minimal makeup and simple hairstyles that stay out of my face. My personal care routine has gotten simpler too, thanks to a...
It has been decades since the last time my mom washed and styled my hair. Yet, even after all this time, the nostalgic memories of Saturday wash day at the kitchen sink still sit at the surface of my...
I don’t know about you, but coming out of my pandemic cocoon has been hard. I recently went shopping to an actual store in preparation to finally attend an in-person event, and I’ll be honest — the experience caused so...
After growing up in Los Angeles and Orange County, California, and seeing an array of people from all different backgrounds and of all different looks, you would think I would be more accepting to my own natural look, but...
COVID-19 took a lot from all of us. For some, it took our loved ones. For others, it took our jobs. For still others, it took our work-life balance because we had to learn how to work from home...
Last Thursday morning was an unexpectedly emotional one for me. For the first time in 15 months, my 9-year-old Weston returned to the daycare that he’s gone to since he was 2. Just like every other Thursday since last September,...
I was 5 years old when I experienced my first panic attack. I didn’t have a word for it, but looking back, I know exactly what it was. From then on, I have experienced many, and they have ranged...
A local therapist caught my attention on social media with her body-positive, sex-positive, no-shame, quirky videos. Cassie Willnauer is a Licensed Professional Counselor working toward becoming a Sexologist. I recently interviewed her about sex, shame, and fulfillment During the pandemic,...
“Pandemic Teaching,” “Emergency Teaching,” “Survival Mode" — These are some of the ways we teachers have described teaching one full school year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nine months ago, when my district let us know that we would be offering...
We can all agree that our children are the most important things in our lives. We would do anything for them, go full on mama bear to protect them. Cuts, scrapes, bruises—we bandage it all! We can solve almost...
Back in 2014, days after giving birth to my first child, I stood bleary-eyed and naked in front of the bathroom mirror, trying to make sense of my newly postpartum body. Overcome with disbelief and exhaustion, I remember clinging...
Raise your hand if the constant reminders for self care make you anxious. Keep it raised and lower all your fingers except the middle one if you’re tired of feeling guilty for not “making the time” for self care...
This post is written and sponsored by Children's Mercy. From peanut-free school lunches to gluten-free birthday parties. If it seems like more and more kids have food allergies these days – you’re not alone in that thought. Most likely you’ve...

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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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