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After dealing with infertility issues for over five years prior to having my sweet girl, Olivia Grace, I naively thought I had endured all of the sadness that comes with the act of trying to become a mother. The endless...
It seems fall has officially arrived in KC! The trees are showing off their changing colors and the temps are demanding shorts one day and chili the next. The autumnal season is the perfect time to embrace the spirit...
Traveling as a family: How it started My husband and I have always enjoy traveling, we love everything from exploring within our state, around the United States and internationally. Through the years we had traveled more, and our traveling bucket list...
This post is written and sponsored by Midwest Dairy. Real dairy delivers on nutrition, but don’t forget adding dairy to your diet is also delicious! From enjoying your morning latte, to grabbing a cheese stick on your way out the...
On today's episode we are talking about navigating the IEP/504 process, which can be very overwhelming as parents navigate the world of special education. We discuss the difference between and IEP and a 504, early resources and interventions, medical...
Movies and TV paint a stark, black-and-white picture of the moment a woman discovers she's pregnant. Either she's instantly transformed into an overjoyed, glowing pregnancy goddess who can’t stop caressing her belly, or she's sobbing over the toilet with...
You know, I don't believe I have ever met anyone that looked forward to their seasonal flu shot or a Tdap booster – and as someone who went through multiple IVF cycles, meaning hundreds of needles, I can confidently...
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Mother of a Dragon

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Childhood fears When I was a child, I was terrified of snakes, and honestly anything in the animal world that wasn’t furry and soft to the touch. I remember standing outside the reptile house at the Los Angeles Zoo sobbing...
I didn't know it was a problem until I sat next to him every day during virtual school. My then third-grader couldn't sit still. He was reduced to tears of frustration multiple times a day. His near perfect grades...
This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy Kansas City. Now that kids are back in school, progress reports and parent-teacher conferences will be here before you know it. Over the past decade, one topic that has received a lot of media...
My Dearest Son, I should have known when you were born on July 4, that you would be a firecracker! Your explosive personality is one of the best parts of you. It’s what makes you so special. Sure, it comes...
This post is written and sponsored by Au Pair in America. Hosting an au pair can help your family this autumn and all year long! It’s increasingly difficult for families to find quality and affordable childcare in the Kansas City area,...
“Don’t tell me what I can’t do.” - John Locke ("LOST") It doesn’t really matter if you were ever a fan of the TV show "LOST," but this will forever be one of my favorite mantras. It’s been influential in...
Cellphones, sleepovers, video games, house rules, sports — these are all topics that can be tricky in parenting, especially when it comes to navigating these issues with other parents. How does our parenting style and choices play into our...
Show Me KC Schools and Samuel U. Rodgers Host  Second Bounce Back to School Event For a second year, Show Me KC Schools and Samuel U. Rodgers will host the Bounce Back to School Event on Saturday, Aug. 6 from...

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Treat Yourself Gifts in Kansas City

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Move over, Goop, this is the gift guide we all need! Welcome to our Local Treat-Yourself Gift Guide full of realistic and LOCAL ways to...
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