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But What About Mom?

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I read a LOT of articles about parenting, and babies, and what to do, and what not to do. I mean, I'm a 30-year-old mom. I'm kind of their target audience. I read articles about co-sleeping (we don't do...
Note: This post is sponsored by Amwell; however, all experiences and views expressed here are those of the contributor who wrote them. Christmas, 2013. While the rest of my family was enjoying our annual trip to Colorado - from get-togethers...
I have a newborn.  Isn't he cute? Is he still cute when I tell you that this picture was taken in the 3 a.m. hour? I also have a "morning person" toddler, a dog who takes up far more of the bed...
Why should I care about the ingredients in the products my family uses? Simply put, everything you put in your body has an impact. A 2005 study by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) found that blood samples from newborns contained an average...
Moms are busy. From the moment we wake up until our head hits the pillow, we are running a million different directions. We’re changing diapers, helping the 2-year-old go potty on the toilet, getting the elementary-schooler dressed and out...
I couldn’t sleep Monday night; tossing and turning, I reached over to check the time on my phone, ending up mindlessly thumb swiping up through Facebook recaps of friends’ Mondays. They come and go, usually unwelcome, typically mundane. Just...
A few years ago, I made a pretty major life change.  I lost more than 100 pounds. I learned, over time, to be healthier, to cook and eat better, and in general to embrace life.  It led not only to a...
Finding the time to exercise when you have children can be a bit of a challenge. Busy schedules, lack of proper sleep and finances can lead to putting this important activity on the bottom of your to-do list. Moving your...
For as long as I can remember I would always put lose weight as my No. 1 New Year's resolution. That would usually last a few weeks. OK, let's be honest... a few days and then I would fall off the wagon and...
Monday at 5:30 p.m. is usually what I call the witching hour. Fussy baby, hungry cranky toddlers, starving husband. I'm sure most moms can relate. Last Monday, I left my husband alone with all our wild hungry children and went...

Eat Clean AND Dirty?

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After 30 days of my life with only "clean food," I've come to the conclusion that eating clean IS worth it! My goals during this challenge were to discover what the fuss was all about by asking the following questions...

Smiles Change Lives

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“Your child needs braces.” Words no parent (or their pocketbook) wants to hear. Though orthodontic care certainly requires some financial sacrifice, many children don’t have the financial means to receive necessary care. Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is an affordable orthodontic option...
For some people, Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be merely about wearing pink ribbons. But for one Kansas City survivor, Breast Cancer Awareness Month may have saved her life. In October of 2010, Kim, age 49, saw pink ribbons for...
Kristen sat in the salon chair with her toddler son on her lap. Together, they watched in the mirror as her long blond hair got shorter and shorter. Finally, her husband and brother take the first shaves with the...
I loathe the smell of doctors’ offices, which hardly makes me unique. The smell of this one bothered me a bit more, possibly because the scent of my own fear was mixed into the energy around me. Then again,...

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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...