When you’re a kid, having a best friend is incredibly important. It was something I dreamed about endlessly when I was growing up. I moved around a lot as a child and changed schools every year or two. I...
Fall fun isn't just for the kids! Grab your partner and head to these adult focused fall events in Kansas City. Nelson-Atkins Mini Golf Course The popular Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini-golf experience located in the Donald...
Sleeping in. Last-minute plans with friends. Interruption-free bathroom trips. Sacrificing some of the things you love all in the name of raising great kids is part of the parenthood game. But when you finally get a chance to do...
A local therapist caught my attention on social media with her body-positive, sex-positive, no-shame, quirky videos. Cassie Willnauer is a Licensed Professional Counselor working toward becoming a Sexologist. I recently interviewed her about sex, shame, and fulfillment During the pandemic,...
A year ago, as the entire world seemed to shut down, my husband and I experienced a significant increase in our togetherness.  At the time, it felt like I had won the lottery.  Spring is usually challenging for us with his...
Romance novels like 50 Shades, Crossfire, After, even the Twilight series got it all wrong. Poor innocent clumsy girl needs saving from a successful, often rich man who is usually reformed but still harboring some deep, dark past. Girl gives up...
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Saying Goodbye

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As my family and I embark on our move from Kansas City, Missouri to the Denver, Colorado area, I am having to say goodbye to my role as a contributor for the Kansas City Mom Collective (KCMC). This past...
Most folks would agree that February, although the shortest month of the year, can be counted on as the best time to experience a sense of positivity about being Black in America.  After all, it is the designated month devoted...
“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...
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...
As a non-sports person married to a sports fan, it has sometimes been hard for me to relate to my husband’s affinity for sports. The three hour football games, ESPN recap shows, and listening to radio sports analysis in...
I've been reflecting recently on how 2020 was a year that brought a lot of change and clarity to friendships in my life. I've spoken with others who also experienced this. One friend put it well: "Now that I've...
How did I get here? I am not quite sure I belong. I have spent a majority of my life asking myself this very question, making this very statement. I look around and wonder how I fit. It got worse...
I’ve always been skittish about using babysitters. We don’t have tons of family in town so I should be better at this than I am. Of course, we have had a few over the years that are absolutely treasured,...

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Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Kansas City

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Tis the season for holiday dates and night's out with friends and nowhere is more festive than a holiday pop-up bar! The Kansas City...
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