After almost a full year of COVID-19 restrictions in the U.S., we’ve made it to Valentine’s Day again...the last semi-normal holiday we had in 2020. And if you still have the same Valentine you had last year, that’s kind...
Here we are. We have made it to February, the time of year jam-packed with candy conversation hearts and romantic love. Who could have imagined last year, as we perused the pink teddy bear aisle at Target, that the...
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How to Be Happy

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“How to be happy.” The search suggestion flashed on the screen as I was navigating Pinterest. I hadn’t started to search for “how to be happy.” I really planned to type in “how to be semi-organized” but stopped when I...
I hate the gym. I hate walking in a looking at endless weight racks and equipment. I hate feeling like everyone there knows way more than I do about fitness all because they are wearing their cute workout gear...
Let’s be real. This winter has been different than the ones we're used to. This list of fun things to do with your family in KC during the colder months celebrates the familiar and suggests some pandemic-specific options, too....
At 5 months old, my oldest son had his first allergic reaction. We didn’t know for sure at the time, but we suspected that what I ate for dinner (eggs) had touched his skin and caused his whole body...
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A Cure for Charlie

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#ACureforCharlie Charlie turned 3 in November 2020. He was diagnosed with a rare neurological disease in August 2019—so rare it is referred to only by its genetic location, SLC6A1. With this disease comes learning delays, neurological problems, as well as seizures...
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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 months ahead will no doubt be challenging. We have compiled a list of 101 ideas for...
If you read anything I wrote in the past, you probably already know I am a mom of four young children. When I signed up for virtual learning, it was what I thought was best for my kids and...
I miss my me-time. I bet a lot of you out there miss yours, too. I started a remote job in late August. And even though I chose to be remote so I could easily pick my kids up from school/daycare...
I'm a sucker for a good list. I also love resolutions and self-improvement. Make a list of habits to adopt in the new year? YES, PLEASE. The new year is typically when I commit to exercising more, eating more vegetables, and going...
Dear 2020, I'm so mad at the memories you stole from me. Kindergarten graduation. Baseball games. Taking my oldest to spring training. A 14-day road trip. Afternoons at the movie theater. Friday nights at our favorite Mexican restaurant. In-person school....
Dear 2020, This is a letter to tell you we’re through.  It’s time.  I’m ready to move on.  The thing is, it’s not me...it’s you. You are the reason our time together has to end.  You’ve been unpredictable, irrational, disorienting, and unrelentingly harsh. You tried...
Dear 2020, Wow! You are about to head out of here, no longer the year, but a piece of the past that I will likely never forget. I feel like we need to have some closure, but I don’t even know...
Dear 2020, You should know that I’m not really a fan. I don’t think I’ll ever say “let me tell you about my favorite year…” and then jump into a humorous or heartwarming story about the last 12 months. It...

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Guide to Fall in Kansas City

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Whether a pumpkin spice latte or a cozy cup of apple cider is your thing, fill up your thermos, put your kid in their...
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