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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...
Life indirectly sets us up to be friends with like-minded and age-similar people. People we grow up with, people from our classrooms, people sharing in extracurriculars -- our peers. In all these cases, those individuals are usually the same...
You left. You left, and you rarely came back. The end.  I could stop the story there, but the thing is, it doesn’t stop there. Nothing stopped there. I kept growing. Kept changing. Kept looking for you.  Until I didn’t.  I am...
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I pride myself on being relatively self-sufficient. I lived on my own for a long time until I got married, so I learned how to manage finances, keep my pets alive and get my oil changed regularly. I was...
I was a bit intimidated by Topgolf. I’m not a golfer and I’ve picked up a golf club maybe once in my life. I know absolutely nothing about the sport and to be honest it gave me some anxiety. The...
The day every little girl dreams of, her wedding day. This is the day you get your own Prince Charming, and the man you unite your life with. We take a commitment of “for better or worse,” “to love...
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Creating My Own Moms Group

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There's so much talk these days about "mom tribes." What does that even mean exactly?  Just for fun, I plugged the word "tribe" into Google.  Here's what I got: "a social division in a traditional society consisting of families or...

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Summer Reading Programs in Kansas City

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In these turbulent times of quarantines and lockdowns, the partial reopening of local libraries are giving us the distractions we need, both...