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...
Our minivan was stolen from the school parking lot at the beginning of October. At the end of a long day of teaching, as I frantically retraced the area where I had left it, I was hopeful that my fuzzy,...
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...
I have high expectations for myself as a mom. I also have high anxiety. The relationship between my expectations and my anxiety is not a coincidence! I manage my anxiety with therapy and support, but I also pay attention...
Last month when Halloween itself was just a few weeks away, I entered a department store searching for an outfit for my husband for our family photos. As I walked in, I heard a song that is a familiar...
I agonized for weeks over the decision to send my kids back to school. Like most parents, I was afraid of what it could mean. Would they be safe? Would our family be safe? Would the teachers or families...
Mid-October brought the arrival of Amazon Prime Days, along with Black Friday-like deals at a number of other retailers. Naturally, I started thinking about Christmas shopping and asked the kids to compile their wish lists, hoping I’d find their...

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101 Things to Do This Winter

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It's no secret that this will be a long winter. Between the cold weather keeping us inside to COVID restrictions and safety considerations, the...