This post is sponsored and written by HCA Midwest Health. When you’re trying to conceive, much of the focus is understandably on tracking when you’re ovulating and when to have sex. While these things are important for a successful pregnancy,...
Before our daughter was born, as a first-time parents, my husband and I were constantly being asked about how we were going to parent our child. Questions like, “So do you plan on breastfeeding?” or “Will you put her...
I take my job as meal train conductor very seriously. But despite my vigilant efforts, my friend and her new baby ended up in a bit of a saucy situation. Without any regard to what others were already bringing, her...
After I did my first #kcmctakeovertuesday, I was asked so many questions about our journey to becoming parents and starting a family as a same-sex couple. I wanted to share our story for those who didn’t feel like they...
Bloom :: An Event for New and Expectant Moms is almost here! We've been busy planning a special evening for you - while you're safe at home. Here are just a few reasons you'll want to invest this time for yourself...
Please note: this page will be continuously updated as more sponsors or information is added so be sure to check back often! Who: All Kansas City moms (you do not have to be expecting to attend!). This event is designed for moms...
“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...
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A Pandemic Pregnancy

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What I’ve been telling people, as some sort of self-imposed clarification I guess, is that we planned for this pregnancy — TMI, this baby was not a quarantine conception. What we didn’t plan for was this pandemic. See, we decided...
I’ll just cut to the chase: COVID-19 sucks, especially if you’re pregnant (as if birth wasn’t nerve wracking enough on its own!). Beyond the base-level stress that a pandemic brings, social-distancing rules can really throw a curve ball into...
Two years ago, I curled up on my living room sofa and prayed for my life to be different. “You are not broken,” I repeated over and over to myself, my hands clasped around my stomach. “You are healing.”...
January 3rd. January 3rd, 2019 to be exact. This is the day my life would change forever, both in the best and worst ways. This was the day that I received two phone calls. The first was my sister,...
Dear new and expecting moms, You've been on my mind, and I wanted you to know. Becoming a mother is an experience fraught with worry and uncertainty, and now we have a global pandemic. It's not fair and I wanted...
Hospitals across Kansas City are restricting visitors including those for moms in labor. While it’s not ideal, the purpose is to keep mom, baby and hospital staff safe and most importantly healthy. Providing emotional support and a healing environment is...
Part of the joy of walking the line between being naturally-minded and “mainstream” is that you get the side-eye from both crowds, especially when it comes to pregnancy and birth. The natural people truly CANNOT UNDERSTAND why you, a...
“Is Josh still a baby or is he grown up?” asks my sweet rainbow girl from the backseat. I look at her dad, our eyes share the same sadness. “I’m not sure baby girl. I kind of hope he’s still...

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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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