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Maybe you remember the childhood magic of the do-over. This fantastical process allowed you to try again as if the previous incident had never occurred. In my circle of friends, the do-over was widely used and accepted.  It seems to...
When life feels uncertain or when we don’t feel safe, it’s normal to feel stressed and overwhelmed. For those who already struggle with their mental wellness, increased anxiousness, depression, or loss of motivation to carry out daily activities may...
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A Pandemic Pregnancy

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What I’ve been telling people, as some sort of self-imposed clarification I guess, is that we planned for this pregnancy — TMI, this baby was not a quarantine conception. What we didn’t plan for was this pandemic. See, we decided...
Anyone with a young child, or better yet multiple young children, will most likely tell you flying with children is quite a feat, pandemic or not. Whether traveling to see family or for the sake of fulfilling one's wanderlust, doing...
Who is up for a day trip? In these times? Okay I understand your hesitancy, but what if I told you, you could take your family on a road-trip that was Covid-conscious, family friendly, and within driving distance of...
I teach self-compassion. Specifically, I teach women how to practice self-compassion and believe they are good enough. In my private coaching calls with women I often repeat the phrase, "There is nothing wrong with you." Except, I am also a white woman...
For the past three summers, my husband and I have enjoyed an adults-only vacation to Tucson, Arizona. We go for a week with fellow teachers, usually soon after school is done for the year. Our dear friend’s...
Just wear the mask, please! It’s a simple form of self-preservation and human decency, an act that takes very little time, money, and exertion. And yet I continue to be baffled as to why, after months of isolation, hardship,...
We pitched a tent in our yard and “went” camping this weekend. Our fire pit in the driveway we called a “campfire,” even though it refused to burn without the help of a heavy douse of lighter fluid. After...
Spring into the housing market with a house prepared for sale. People say the best time to sell a house is in the spring and summer, and for good reason. These seasons bring out the most buyers, and the...
Quarantine life has been hard with a baby under the age of one (10-months old to be exact). At first, I felt like I was constantly reaching to come up with ideas to entertain her. Then, an article came...
It is obvious that our kids have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, restrictions have eased up slightly, but the outbreak is certainly still prevalent. With schools closing early nationwide, social/physical distancing continuing, and having been...
In January, I spent an amazing day with Oprah Winfrey. Yes, it was just me, Oprah, and 20,000 of our closest friends. I was in desperate need of a big ol’ dose of self-love, inspiration, and motivation that no...
Sandlot Goods is known for its locally made products with the highest quality materials. You've seen their wallets, journals, bags and belts. Now, they are making a name for themselves making masks. "The Sandlot mask initiative began as a Hail Mary...
The phrase “the new normal” is one of many newly ubiquitous expressions that has grated on me. I know that we have all had to adapt to a new way of living during the pandemic, but to call it...

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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...