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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...
I share openly about my postpartum depression. I write publicly about my therapist and anxiety meds. But this feels like the most vulnerable confession I’ve ever made: I don’t drink wine. I also don’t make jokes about “wine time” or “wine o’clock.” I...
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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A Mom’s Guide to Botox

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This post is sponsored by Ascentist Aesthetics and Facial Plastics. Read on for a special offer for KCMC readers! I don’t know about you, but the last four months have aged me. I’ve definitely seen how the stress of this...
Let's be honest, navigating social-distancing guidelines is challenging for even the most resilient and adaptable adults. As a parent of a toddler, the stress of trying to keep our family safe reaches a whole other level, especially when considering...
It was my rock bottom. I had to spend over an hour on the phone with the credit card company to cancel charges for “magic pills” that turned out weren’t so magic after all. This magic pill company was...
I get it. Quarantine. We’re all over it, right? Not over it like we are going to have 150 people to our house for a kegger, but just like mentally over it. As we all move into our new...
We frequently talk with our kids about making good choices. Evaluate the pros and cons, and make the good choice. But what if there isn't one? What if all the choices just suck? Welcome to pandemic parenting. Right now, it's...
As we continue to live through the COVID pandemic, masks are proving to be an incredibly simple and yet extremely powerful way for us to keep others healthy while also going back to many of the activities we love.  While...

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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...