Dear 2020, If we were in a relationship, I’d definitely say it’s complicated. You’re a year I didn’t see coming. One that left much heartache and sorrow in your wake. One that took so much from so many. One that...
Dear 2020,Now that you are leaving, I feel EXHAUSTED. I mean, what a roller coaster you had us on this year. Highs, lows, dips, twists and turns, and some nausea-inducing loops. And COVID-19 was only ONE of the life-altering...
After the backyard bonfires have sufficiently burned all of the well-meaning 2020 calendars into a pile of forgotten ashes, it will be time to jot down (only in pencil, mind you) our hopes, dreams and *gulp* resolutions for 2021. If...
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Ringing in the New Year at Home

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Well, I think it is safe to say that EVERYONE is ready to put 2020 to bed, right? Out with the old. In with the new. I have never felt the urge to ring in the new year more...
Depression. My comfy old companion. Like a rainy, grey-painted world outside my window every day when I wake up. A big blanket I keep wrapped around my shoulders much of the time. Have I thought about ridding myself of...
I’ve been worried about what Christmas would look like this year. My extended family is on the East Coast, and I am in no way comfortable with flying back right now. But despite 2020’s efforts with a devastating pandemic,...
I’ll just go ahead and put it out there, I’m a bit of a beer snob. I’ve become the “beer person” in my group of friends, and I wear that badge with honor. One of my favorite things to...
Life on the hybrid schedule sucks. I wrote this post twice, and when I reread each one, I realized all I was doing was venting and complaining and making myself angry all over again. So, I thought I’d just share...
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It’s that time of year again! No, really…check the calendar. I know it feels like we’re still on day 4,329 of Apriltember, but bells are a-ringin’, cash registers are a-dingin’, and choirs best not be a-singin’ because that’s how germs...
The holidays are looking a lot different this year, but that does not mean you can’t still finagle some fun as we close out the dumpster fire that is 2020. Here are several ideas for socially distant Kansas City...
The holidays are going to look a lot different this year. But if 2020 has taught us anything, it is to learn how to make the best out of a crazy COVID situation. I polled the Kansas City Mom...
It’s safe to say that right now our country is hurting. We are divided over issues big and small and so many of our lives have been turned upside down by the ripple effects of the pandemic. The news...
Normally this time of year, I would be busy making our family’s winter bucket list. Making lists of Christmas light displays, Santa visits, Black Friday shopping plans, and planning big family get-togethers to watch holiday movies, decorate cookies, and...
Thanksgiving is going to feel different this year. It has to. Despite an entire world willing 2020 to take a much-needed detour away from Dumpster-fire-ville, she is proving to be relentless. She is forging ahead in spite of the...

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