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“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...
You wake up. Breakfast is being delivered to your studio apartment for the 100th day in a row. You used to be able to eat in the dining hall, but now, you are restricted to the four walls of...
I remember the day you were born so clearly. It was only six months ago, but I know without a doubt that I will remember that day vividly for the rest of my life. It was a Sunday evening....
Many of us mothers, before having our first child, do a bunch of research: we research the best products to use for our babies. We read books about parenting methods and how to raise happy, healthy children. We research...
Putting a hippo to bed I’m putting my 3-year-old to bed. I’m ready for lights out right when he informs me he’s a hippo. “Uh huh,” I half-heartedly mutter. I am too tired for this.   “MOMMA! I said I’m a hippo!”...
I get it. Quarantine. We’re all over it, right? Not over it like we are going to have 150 people to our house for a kegger, but just like mentally over it. As we all move into our new...
We frequently talk with our kids about making good choices. Evaluate the pros and cons, and make the good choice. But what if there isn't one? What if all the choices just suck? Welcome to pandemic parenting. Right now, it's...
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Rehoming Our Dog

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Before I had kids, I was a "fur mama." Our dog, Scout, was the center of the universe. He slept on our bed, had a personalized toy box, and even had a first year puppy book (that's between you...
Maybe you remember the childhood magic of the do-over. This fantastical process allowed you to try again as if the previous incident had never occurred. In my circle of friends, the do-over was widely used and accepted.  It seems to...
Hey, guys... Hello? We're here. Right next door. We are your neighbors! You see us every day, and—guess what—you even talk to us casually at the grocery store. Want to know something... we want to make friends in our neighborhood....
Childhood Memories I can still remember as a first grader being driven home by a white classmate and her mother after a sleepover.  Upon pulling up to my residence, the classmate exclaimed “Wow! I can’t believe you live in such a...
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Why Am I Posting This?

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There are a million reasons why we post to social media. Sometimes it's to encourage others with a funny meme or quote, while other times it's to inform the public of an experience. If we're on a trip, we...
I’ve had lots of friends calling, texting, and posting things to check on me asking, “how do you feel?” “Are you OK?” I don’t know how to answer the questions that my friends have asked honestly other than to...
When the COVID-19 quarantine first started and I realized I’d be working from home, I was hit with a wave of mixed feelings, much like the rest of the KC community. There were the normal feelings: Is everything going...

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The Kansas City Virtual School + Homeschooling Guide: Education Resources for...

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Welcome to the 2020 school year! If you're fumbling your way through this unprecedented year of pandemic education, you're not alone. This guide will...