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Siblings Day

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What is it about the middle kid? Heaven forbid they get anything to themselves, right? Here it is, April 10th: Siblings Day, and my own brother (the middle sibling) is even having to share his birthday. We’ll call it...
Feminism is my favorite F word (now that’s really saying something). Yet, I’ve had conflicting feelings about Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day. Part of me feels like, "Geez, the amount of energy and attention we have to...
You might not expect a post about Passover to talk about dog bones. You might not expect it to include a tribute to the Easter Bunny. But, then again, is anything going as expected these days?  Before we get to the...
Starting in 1987, the United States designated the month of March as Women’s History Month. Considering we just elected the first woman to ever serve in the executive branch of our government in our nearly 250-year history, we are...
One of my favorite childhood memories is waking up on St. Patrick’s Day to find that while we were sleeping, Lucky the Leprechaun wreaked havoc on our home. I’m talking half eaten cookies, upside down furniture, a toilet paper...
March 14th is every math nerd’s favorite day of the year. Why, you may be wondering, would this day be so important to these number-loving, equation aficionados? The number sequence for March 14th is 3-14, which are the first...
My family is Irish to the core! We love meat and potatoes, we sunburn easily, I have a redheaded daughter, and we LIVE for March 17th to come around each year. From the Kansas City St. Patrick's Day Parade to...
Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day! The theme for 2021 is #ChoosetoChallenge. It is a call to action, asking us to think critically in order to overcome gender inequality while also celebrating all of our advancements and achievements...
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” Aesop Researchers have found that being kind could boost happiness in as little as three days. Another study shows giving seems to lessen our pain. Yet another says giving...
While acknowledging and appreciating Black history this month, let's consider how faith plays a role in our perspective on race relations. I share below three quick, proactive next steps we can take. Recognize that Jesus Wasn’t a White Guy How are...
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...
It’s time to celebrate! Nope, not the Chiefs, not a significant other, not even the birth of some old presidents. It’s time to go all-in for Galentine’s Day! Time to celebrate some of the most important people in my...
With COVID-19 still making date night out a challenge, this Valentine's Day we're celebrating with a little at-home date night after the kids are in bed. There are lots of great local choices for both grazing boards and locally...
I’m a Black mom. It’s not always easy, for lots of reasons, systemic racism and unconscious bias against our children being two biggies. But I’m not here to focus on that today.  It’s Black History Month, and I am here...

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A Mom’s Guide to Lake Olathe

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With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available...