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I’m sorry you are disappointed -- so am I. For all the parents who are hearing the frustrated cries of their children about things they are missing out on, this is your time to teach a critical life lesson....
Nearly six years ago, I first told Kansas City Mom Collective readers about our family’s decision to homeschool our two boys. Since then, our family has doubled in size as we welcomed four additional children through adoption in 2019...
“Well, I sure hope we like each other!” That’s what my husband half-jokingly said to me last week as he walked in the house after what would likely be both our last days working in our respective offices.   My response? “Sooooo...do you...
As parents try to structure their kids' days with no school day to rely on, it's important to remember to save time to get their energy out and give them the opportunity to just play. Below are suggestions from...
There are so many options to continue your reading habit or literacy learning despite the closure of your neighborhood and school libraries. From e-books to virtual story times to author events, reading during quarantine might be even more fun! Virtual...
My husband’s grandpa recently passed away (not coronavirus, he was 93-years-old and lived a full, wonderful life), and we had a trip in motion to go to the funeral in Arizona. This was just days before the chaos of...
Kansas City Zoo Take a virtual zoo visit, anytime of day with the Zoo's live animal cams including: King Penguin Gentoo Penguin Giraffes Polar Bar Wonderscope Children's Museum Head to Wonderscope's Facebook page for daily programs and pop-ups in live video format...
We are working with our friends at New Strong, therapists (and moms) that work to create a safe and creative space that fosters a spirit of resiliency. We sent them questions from our community as we cope with the...
Wow, what week this has been ... sadness, anxiety, heartbreak, and fear in our world has been encompassing everyone's thoughts and emotions. People not knowing when their next day at work will be and how they will manage financially,...
My dad had a lot of dad-isms. A lot of stories to impart wisdom. One that sticks out today is the Mickey Mouse Club. I don’t remember if I was upset about a certain happening or if he was...
With Kansas City shutting down this month, local businesses are getting creative in offering art and play options that comply with social distancing rules. It's a great way to add something new to your at-home routines (or lack of...
We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for taking advantage of all the family time coming up, while you're practicing social distancing. Learn new things, play games, make all the things, and take care of each other. You...
The magnitude of what is happening with COVID-19 is starting to sink in—the loss of fun for everyone. No school, no parties, no trips and sadly no St. Patrick’s Day Parade means fewer memorable moments made. Or does it? I...
All the hand sanitizer is gone. I’d heard this, but hadn’t seen it until I was at Target this morning. When COVID-19 hit the Kansas City area over the weekend it made me wonder: should we be preparing for...
I manage anxiety on a daily basis. I do fairly well most of the time, but I was unprepared for a global pandemic. As an anxious mom who wants to parent as non-anxiously as possible, here are some ideas...

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We had too many weekends this winter where the cold weather kept us inside, and we are more than ready to get outside...