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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...
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...
This spring, with sudden school closures, many of us found ourselves constantly entertaining and teaching our kids, and with school ramping back up, we are back at it. How will we have time for any socializing during this crazy...
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...
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...
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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...

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Best Arcades in Kansas City

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Local arcades are a great spot to take your kids, tweens, and teens for a fun activity (and the adults are likely to have...
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