I don’t want to brag, but I’m a pretty epic fighter. Master manipulator. Stoic stonewaller. Jedi justifier. Couples having a hard time in quarantine? Not me and my man, I’m just too good at fighting to lose. OK, obviously this...
My husband and I have worked from home together for the last five years. He works in sales, so much of his day is spent glued to his phone and computer in his basement office. I work from home,...
“Well, I sure hope we like each other!” That’s what my husband half-jokingly said to me last week as he walked in the house after what would likely be both our last days working in our respective offices.   My response? “Sooooo...do you...
Have you ever tasted something so glorious you knew there had to be a fabulous story behind it?  That’s how I feel every single time after I eat something I made in my air fryer. My mother-in-law bought it for...
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I’m a sucker for Valentine’s Day. I love all the cheesy, romantic flowers, cards, chocolates, and I even love the heart-shaped jewelry. It always feels like a little bright spot in the middle of a dreary and cold winter...
We have been married 10+ years, and I still find myself fighting sometimes for my husband to talk to me after a disagreement. I will admit I nag him a little, just for him to open up. But it’s...
With Valentine’s Day coming up, I get caught up in all the feels of celebrating with my love. I know many people believe it’s a made-up holiday for florists and candy companies, but I’ll take any chance I can...
With just a few exceptions, my husband and I have had a date every night for the last year and a half! No, we don't have a money tree to pay for babysitters, but we do have a standing...
My husband works for a giant company. He is an Operations Manager for one of the largest warehouses here in KC. He helped launch that building. He trained in Seattle for two months to gather the knowledge needed to...
Nelson Atkins Mini Golf Course The popular Art Course at the Nelson-Atkins is an artist-designed, mini-golf experience located in the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park. Each hole on this 9-hole course presents a fresh interpretation of a work of art in...
I could finally exhale last week with a first glimpse of the female power group, The Highwomen, comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires. I had the insane experience of seeing Brandi Carlile at Red...

What Moms Really Want

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All moms need something different, all the time. It can change by phase of life or by season.  But all moms have needs. So what do we really want? Let's start off with what we don't want. Some non-examples, if...
It is 9:30 a.m. on a hot summer morning in July, and I am doing the same thing I did the day before this, and the day before that, actually every day since school let out for the summer....
They say you can’t go home again, but this weekend I’ll definitely try. It’s my 20-year college reunion, and I’ve planned a full weekend in Boston. It will involve revisiting the city, my old college hangouts, and most importantly,...
We stood in the hazy blue glow of the Kansas City Aquarium on an unseasonably warm February day.  Our daughters swirled around our feet, darting from starfish to jellyfish to sea turtles. “What are you guys up to this...

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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...