I became a first-time mom in fall of 2019. Prior to getting pregnant, I thought I could never do the stay-at-home mom thing. But, after spending a few months at home with my daughter, the thought of her being...
Every few weeks, after dropping off my kids at school or on my way to pick them up, I listen to a podcast. One specific episode of one specific podcast. The podcast: Lola’s Ink The episode: Dear Lena: You are Black....
A storm is coming. I can see the silhouette of the clouds in the night sky in front of a distant flash of lightning. There is a faint rumble, too. A storm is coming, and my kids are asleep....
I’m sure we’ve all heard, “When I was your age, I had to walk to school uphill both ways, barefoot in the snow!” I often think about what I’ll say one day. “When I was your age, I graduated...
“So, when are you going to give your daughter a sibling?” If I had a nickel for every time someone asked me this question after giving birth to my first child 20 months ago, I would be able to...
I walk my son to kindergarten most mornings. One day after I dropped him off, a mom and her dog walked over to me and said, “Your son is afraid of dogs, isn’t he?” “Yes.” “I noticed that. So whenever I...
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Siblings Day

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What is it about the middle kid? Heaven forbid they get anything to themselves, right? Here it is, April 10th: Siblings Day, and my own brother (the middle sibling) is even having to share his birthday. We’ll call it...
This post is sponsored by Genesis Health Clubs' Mighty Camp, designed for kids ages 5-12. It's almost that time… Summer is fast approaching and soon the kids will be out of school! Do you have a plan to keep your...
My son recently lost his first tooth. He LITERALLY lost it. While he was doing his schoolwork, I noticed the empty space in his top row of teeth. I asked if he noticed a tooth was missing, and he...
When my son was diagnosed as being autistic two years ago, I thought I understood what that meant. I thought it meant communication delays, trouble with social interaction, sensory meltdowns, and more. I had puzzle pieces practically coming out...
This post is sponsored by Science City, Kansas City's dynamic, hands-on science center at Union Station.  Who doesn't love a carnival? Especially the games along the midway. You don't have to go to an actual carnival to get a similar...
OK, working mamas. Mute your Slack channels. Take your break. Hide in the closet from your kids. Let’s check in. How are we doing? I personally can’t believe it’s been a year since I started working from home. What started...
On Tuesday, March 16, eight people, six of them Asian women, were shot and killed at three massage parlors in the Atlanta-area. A 21-year-old white man was arrested after a manhunt. This crime happened amidst increasing violence against Asian Americans in...
Tutu girl. That’s what my son told me a bully at school called him. It was pajama day and he wanted to wear hot pink zip up jammies with a hood. They also had kitty cats on them. Not just...
I consider myself to be relatively evolved, or “woke” as the cool kids say these days. (Don’t they? Maybe not. I’m still all side part and skinny jeans over here.) We have two daughters who are nearly three years...

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Holiday Pop-Up Bars in Kansas City

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Tis the season for holiday dates and night's out with friends and nowhere is more festive than a holiday pop-up bar! The Kansas City...
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