You know how some topics in the world just light you up and make you feel alive? A subject you could give a TED Talk on because you feel so passionately? I have one of those topics.  You might...
I take my job as meal train conductor very seriously. But despite my vigilant efforts, my friend and her new baby ended up in a bit of a saucy situation. Without any regard to what others were already bringing, her...
A very successful friend once told me that if I wasn’t an expert at something, the key to succeeding was to contract it out. This was a concept I’d used in my work life, but one that I hadn't...
This post is sponsored by Zaarly, a community of pros. Opinions belong to the writer. Enter to win a $100 credit for any Zaarly service or project by commenting below! Moving is not for the faint of heart. It is a LOT...
Creating systems for our kids can be intimidating. That includes packing lunch, especially during a pandemic.  “Mom, can I PLEASE have a lunch box?” (February 2020) “No...sorry. We already pay for the food at your school.” (Me: RELIEVED, Him: Disappointed) “Mom, can...
The weather is still warm here in Kansas City, yet leaves are beginning to fall as a sign of the cooler months ahead. As we enjoy these final weeks of summer, my family still makes homemade ice cream weekly....
"We'd like to make your house our home." My husband and I are currently in the process of selling our house and buying a new one. We did this once before, almost exactly five years ago. Things are a bit...
Spring into the housing market with a house prepared for sale. People say the best time to sell a house is in the spring and summer, and for good reason. These seasons bring out the most buyers, and the...
My son and I love going to the park. Since his earliest days, getting outside and meeting friends at the playground has been one of our favorite weekly activities. Sadly this year, just as the weather was warming up,...
Like so many other parents-to-be, I went through all the traditional stages of pre-baby worry when I was pregnant with my first child in 2018. Will I be a good mom? Will I be able to afford a baby?...
Has the panic set in yet? For my family, this season is definitely making me more aware of who is around me, and the kids coughing and such. The good news is that I am stocked up on TP,...
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The Lesson of Legos

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Recently, my husband and I found ourselves in the Lego Store, alone, without kids. We both have an affinity for these colorful bricks, and we love perusing the sets without a child begging us to buy. them. all. As...
This post is sponsored by Laundry Care. Opinions belong to the writer. I just returned from a 10-day business trip turned into a family vacation to the happiest place on Earth – Disney World. Everything is magical there…from the transportation...
February feels like a LONG month, spent mostly indoors for us. Between the inevitable ice and snow days and the (too many) days off school for holidays and conferences, we spend a lot of time inside the walls or...
I am not a person who loves to cook. Honestly, I am not a person who even likes to cook. Granted, every once in a while, I will get my Martha Stewart moments where I feel like whipping up...

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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...