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When I was very young, my parents lived in a small Michigan town between their two jobs. We didn’t go to school there, and I didn’t understand why at the time. “Too racist,” my mom would tell people. “That’s everywhere,”...
Recently, I’m finding myself emphatically waving and smiling at any neighbors who pass by our house. They might live on our street … or not. Regardless, everyone now gets a big wave, a meaningful “How are you?” And people...
I’m a Mom. I have three children who I love and cherish. These three beautiful beings mean the world to me, and from the moment I first knew of their existence, I wanted to always be a safe place...
As we slide into the summer months, I'm overwhelmed by social media declarations of how excited people are to be outside swimming, playing, and barbecuing after a long winter. I'm happy you're happy. Really. I know many people feel a sense...
I sit here, and I look at you. My mind is filled with fear at times. I try to flush it out through prayer, scripture reading, knowledge, talking to others, writing.  I try to watch mindless television because sometimes it’s...
It is obvious that our kids have been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the country, restrictions have eased up slightly, but the outbreak is certainly still prevalent. With schools closing early nationwide, social/physical distancing continuing, and having been...
This post is sponsored by Children's Therapy Services in Overland Park. They can help your child improve speech and language so they are ready for school in the fall! You may have a concern or someone in you or your...
When was the last time you needed a bandage? No, not for your kiddo. A bandage for you? I tripped and fell walking down on the sidewalk a couple weeks ago. Ripped a hole in my jeans and earned a...
Summer is here, and things are far from normal right now. With restrictions in place at almost every business and establishment, there are fewer options for keeping the kids entertained. Maybe your family, like mine, is still erring on...
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I Can Do Better

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In schools, there is this thing called an “I can…” statement. It’s a learning goal written in terms of what students can do when they have completed the learning unit. It seems to me that many of us are learners...
The phrase “the new normal” is one of many newly ubiquitous expressions that has grated on me. I know that we have all had to adapt to a new way of living during the pandemic, but to call it...
My friends warned me. My mom said it would happen. I've even read about it for years. My daughter is growing up, and she doesn't want to spend time with me like she used to. And to make matters...
Our team, just like many of you, has been struggling to find the words to explain the news and wondering how we can be part of the anti-racism effort - no matter what our family looks like. We don't...
I have a confession to make. I’m not a very good “special-day” parent. I’m more of an everyday mama. Sort of like the difference between fancy holiday china and school-night plastic plates from Ikea. You’re probably thinking—Oh, don’t be so...
With two preschool-aged boys in the house, everything is a competition. Every morsel of our day is measured and compared to see who got to “go first” and who got half an ounce more applesauce.  They come by it naturally....

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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...