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I vote whenever the opportunity presents itself. I try to get to know the people and initiatives on my ballot as best I can. I talk about upcoming elections with friends and family regularly. I share my excitement with...
Last year was a big year of changes for me, and one of the things that changed was my participation in a multi-level marketing company (MLM). There was no big drama when I left after three years on my...
As parents have been gearing up for the return of school and navigating the new landscape of education as we know it, I have been gearing up for my own return. That is, my return to work after having...
It’s a lazy morning around the house. My children have strategically placed pillows all over the floor, down the hall, throughout the house. They pounce from pillow to pillow shrieking “don’t fall in the lava!” They inform me all our...
We’ve known it was coming for a long time, right? I should have been prepared. But truthfully, nothing would prepare me to accept that my parents are aging. Don’t get me wrong, they would not consider themselves as senior...
TV comedies are full of references to "The Talk," an uncomfortable, one-time discussion about the “birds and bees.” Maybe that’s even how you learned the facts of life.  I remember my mom giving me a booklet about puberty (provided...
My biggest fear when becoming a mom was the sleepless nights that many had warned me about. Going all night with no sleep and only a few naps during the day did not seem very appealing to me, and thinking about...
I am already terrified that as my toddler son grows, each new year will bring him closer to the day he no longer loves to read. This fear is a result of my profession. Before I became an English teacher,...
It goes like this. I give my family a heads up about one week out that we have family pictures scheduled. I steel myself for the collective groan. I then start trying to throw outfits together that will solicit the...
For months, debates have raged on regarding school re-opening plans. Everyone seems to have an opinion, and a strong one at that. The implications of the decisions are astonishingly profound. Administrators and school board officials (the school board being a...
We recently joined the ranks of families who have children with a feeding tube. We've been very open about this on social media and realized that people have lots of questions they've always been too nervous to ask...so I'm...
I don’t know about you, but I’ve been stuck in a big ol’ rut lately. The weariness of six months of quarantining has taken a toll on me. My routine is shaky at best. The hours in the day...
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First-Time Mom Body Guard

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When I was a first-time mom in 2014, I joined Baby Center — do you remember that app? I was asking strangers for their opinions on just about everything including our baby's future name, to which strangers responded without...
Children notoriously ask difficult questions, but what happens when a child’s difficult questions challenge mom’s faith? Or when the task of teaching your child faith raises concerns in your own heart and mind? Mom, what if God doesn’t cure our...
We have probably all seen something similar to the situation I am going to describe. I was walking with my seven-year-old daughter to her softball practice in the sweltering heat. All of a sudden, we heard a really ticked...

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Guide to Kansas City’s Favorite Drive-Thrus

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Supporting local restaurants is something that is really important to my family, even more so during the current pandemic. I especially love drive-thrus because...