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...

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...
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Help, Please!

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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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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...
Sometimes walking in the art lined halls of a children’s school brings back the nostalgia of our own youth. Memories of friendships, young love, learning and new adventures remind us our childhood feels so long ago, and yet just...

Using Mudita to Cure FOMO

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Mudita is one of my very favorite words. A Sanskrit word with no English counterpart, mudita translates to sympathetic joy; the pleasure that comes from delighting in other people’s well-being. Doesn’t that just sound so amazing? Being happy for...
I was a mother for almost two years before I held my daughter. Though she was the first baby I held in my arms, she was not the one who made me a mother.  The one who made me...

The Mom Shame Game

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I was at the nail salon indulging in a little pedicure love with my almost four year old daughter last weekend. All was going great until my nail technician asked if my daughter was my only child. “She is!”...

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Kansas City Summer Camp Guide

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Registrations are open for Kansas City summer camps and activities are filling up fast! Check out some of our favorite summer camps for kids...
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