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Work those ABs!

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Abs! To do - or not to do - while pregnant? There is a big misconception out there that you shouldn't work your abdominal muscles while pregnant. While it is true that in your second and third trimester you...

Sanity in Sickness

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I'm pretty sure that somewhere in the certainties of life, the fact that you have children also means that you will experience sick children. Some years will be better than others; during those years, count your blessings. (To be...
Another New Year's Eve has come and gone and the barrage of articles, TV segments, and commercials have begun to wear me out and wear on my nerves.  Most of them are centered on the idea of a new...

A Fear of Failure

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I'll be honest, the start of a new year always frustrates me. Social media is full of people making resolutions, making budgets, making menus ... making plans. However, January usually finds me in a bit of a slump. The...
The holidays. Ironically, a season created to slow down and enjoy loved ones has become (in our culture, at least) a season of parties, food, full schedules, and weird family dynamics - all things that I love ... but...
"A smile can change everything." With this in mind, Kansas City-based Smiles Change Lives has changed the lives of more than 5,000 children since 1997 by providing access to essential orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families. According to the...

My Kids DON’T NEED a HOT mom

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The recent HOT topic about the mom who posted a picture showing off her post-babies bod has been on my mind a lot these past few weeks. The changes my body is going through while being pregnant with my third...

The Need to Refuel

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Women, specifically mothers, are like cars. We need fuel in order to run properly. It doesn't matter if you're a smart car, an affordable car, or a luxury car: you need fuel. Now, you may or may not have...
As soon as I get pregnant, the first question most people who know me ask is, "how much longer are you going to workout?" If I'm honest, this question makes me crazy; but I usually smile and say, "as...

Therapeutic Riding

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It's Horse Day! Known as Thursday by the general population, Horse Day is probably my girls' favorite day of the week. The girls started therapeutic horseback riding (THR) in June, 2012. They ride most of the year, totaling about...
According to statistics provided by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), kidney disease kills over 90,000 Americans every year - more than breast and prostate cancer combined; and yet, it wasn't until I had the opportunity to donate one of...

Stress-Busters

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We all have stress; that's no surprise to anyone. But I think it's fair to say we've been surprised by how some people respond to stress. Have you ever been faced with a stressful situation and had one of...

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Spooky Halloween Events in Kansas City

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While there are plenty of fall and Halloween events in Kansas City to look forward to this year, for some it's not Halloween without a...
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