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My son and I had just spent a solid 15 minutes progressing only a few feet into what I was hoping would be a walk around the block. If you’ve ever walked with a toddler, you will understand that...
In honor of Black Breastfeeding Week, I have a confession to make. Well, make that two. First confession: I am still breastfeeding my 2 ½-year-old daughter. Second confession: I’m kind of over it.I know some moms out...
Every time is the same with this one distant relative. I get a notification that I have a new Facebook message and it happens to be from that one family member. You know the one because you have that...
Kind is the new cool Everywhere you turn, the "be kind" message has taken us by storm. Public schools, Netflix specials, and monogrammed tees all tell us "Kind is the new cool." The campaign for kindness recognizes the problem of bullying, specifically,...
It’s been a long six months. What began as fear of the unknown, with a mysterious virus lurking in the air has morphed into a different kind of dread and trepidation. Now, we must figure out how to live...
We have had a lot of hard conversations in our house lately. Last August, our daughter started kindergarten the same day her grandpa died. She ended kindergarten in the middle of a pandemic and civil unrest. Between grandpa and COVID-19...
Eight years ago, I moved from Canada to Southern California. Never in a million years did I think that I would one day end up in Kansas City, much less Kansas itself. My only experience with the state was...
I have found myself saying too many times this year, “I just want to be happy." We are in the middle of a pandemic, these are uncertain times, and now we have to deal with the great school debate...
As mamas, we’d like to protect our babies from every possible adverse experience. Even though we know this is an impossible task—and if we didn’t know it before this year, we certainly know it now—we still look for ways...
A few weeks ago, I had the good fortune of spending a couple of hours in conversation with my amazing family friend Morgan Walker about race, allyship, and growing up in the Midwest. Morgan's parents are some...
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A Pandemic Puppy

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It's summertime during the pandemic, the equivalent to springtime on the farm. New puppies are everywhere. Families smiling, kids frolicking through the fields with their best friend on a sparkling new leash. Social media pictures filled with fluffy fur...
Quite a few members of our team have little ones slated to head off to kindergarten this upcoming school year. While there are no easy or even good choices to make right now in regard to school, it feels like...
Doesn't it seem like a million years ago that the Kansas City Chiefs won the Super Bowl? Talk about a whole different world. People packed into stadiums without masks, sharing hugs and beverages, cheering on the Chiefs as they...
“All that matters is a healthy baby.”  How many times have you heard this phrase when talking about an ultrasound? I've used it many times when wondering about the gender of my children or chatting with my pregnant friends. While...
Spring and summer 2020, what an absolute dumpster fire, a complete failure of epic proportions. What is supposed to be a time of rebirth with flowers abloom and milestones to celebrate as communities reemerge from their homes after a...

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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...