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Back-to-School Anxiety

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This time last year, I was writing about sending my baby girl off to kindergarten. I was anxious and nervous about sending this piece of my heart out into the big world of public education all by herself without me...
In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, I have a confession to make. Well, make that two. First confession: I am still breastfeeding my 2 ½-year-old daughter. Second confession: I’m kind of over it.I know some moms out...
I knew this day was coming, the day when my oldest son would be entering kindergarten. I tried to prepare myself all year by being more intentional with our time together. I absorbed every moment and captured every memory....
It’s been a long six months. What began as fear of the unknown, with a mysterious virus lurking in the air has morphed into a different kind of dread and trepidation. Now, we must figure out how to live...
The upcoming school year is at the forefront of most minds. Do we send the kids? Do we keep them home? What about homeschooling and virtual school? Will my kids be safe at school? What will school even look...
We have had a lot of hard conversations in our house lately. Last August, our daughter started kindergarten the same day her grandpa died. She ended kindergarten in the middle of a pandemic and civil unrest. Between grandpa and COVID-19...
I have found myself saying too many times this year, “I just want to be happy." We are in the middle of a pandemic, these are uncertain times, and now we have to deal with the great school debate...
Quite a few members of our team have little ones slated to head off to kindergarten this upcoming school year. While there are no easy or even good choices to make right now in regard to school, it feels like...
Doesn't it seem like a million years ago that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl? Talk about a whole different world. People packed into stadiums without masks, sharing hugs and beverages, cheering on the Chiefs as they...
Writing this is probably the first time that I have felt close to normal in the last three weeks. My family was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early July, and it was pretty much my worst nightmare. To be honest, I...
Happy International Day of Friendship, friends!  It’s true, today’s holiday isn’t something that was just tossed together for cute social media posts declaring your love for those closest in your life. It’s a day which has been recognized for years...
The past three weeks, I have been teaching summer school Monday through Thursday, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Going into it, everyone was unsure. We didn’t know what to expect from the students, we didn’t know what to...
How do you plan a family vacation where everyone feels safe? Most families plan their big trips together during the summer. Except, for this summer, vacations look a little differently. Despite the ongoing pandemic, families are eager to get out...
Spring and summer 2020, what an absolute dumpster fire, a complete failure of epic proportions. What is supposed to be a time of rebirth with flowers abloom and milestones to celebrate as communities reemerge from their homes after a...
You wake up. Breakfast is being delivered to your studio apartment for the 100th day in a row. You used to be able to eat in the dining hall, but now, you are restricted to the four walls of...

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Guide to Kansas City’s Favorite Drive-Thrus

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Supporting local restaurants is something that is really important to my family, even more so during the current pandemic. I especially love drive-thrus because...