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I’m about to break the cardinal rule of parenting — don’t comment on other people’s parenting. I believe everyone wants the best for their child, and we all have different ways of going about it. But one thing we...
Should I be tracking my child? And to what degree? Parents now have access to numerous apps that provide real-time tracking of locations, driving data, battery life, and more. One particular tracking app advertises that it “lets parents just...
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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...
This post is sponsored by National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, my daughter and I had the opportunity to attend the National Athletic Trainers’ Association’s (NATA) Prepare to Play Sports Safety and Wellness Camp. This camp is part...
This post is sponsored by Midland Radio, a Kansas City based company and the leader in weather safety products.  While we all try to embrace a spring without family get-togethers, tailgating at Royals games, and weekend kid activities, what we...
Dental emergencies seem to happen during the busiest times of the year and with the holidays quickly approaching, it’s a good idea to keep your nearest Smile Generation®-trusted pediatric dentist’s number on hand. Little mouths are known to get...
Tornado season may be nothing new to those of us who have lived in the Kansas City area, but Tuesday night's experience sure was. Many of us spent our evening huddled in our safe places - a basement, a...
As moms, we always want the best for our kids, and when it comes to choosing sun protection it’s no different. So how do we respond when news emerges that a product we slather on to protect goes more than...
Moms, it’s time to have a serious conversation about kids, guns, and safety. Far too often there is another story in the news about a child who has been shot and killed because of access to an unsecured, loaded...
  Hey friends, I know this is not for you. You all read your manuals and checked the updated AAP, CDC, and NHTSA safety guidelines for proper child restraint use. And with that knowledge, I’m sure that you too have...
There are so many things we, as parents, can disagree on. Clothe diapers vs. disposable. Organic vs. Genetically modified foods. Screen time! Can I get an "AMEN"?    Its hard to find another family who agrees on EVERYTHING. I thought that...
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Some sobering facts: 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been victims of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),  20 people per minute are physically abused by...
One of my sons, has Celiac Disease, he has extreme reactions to small amounts of gluten (found in many grains like wheat, rye, and barley and processed foods). He has another food allergy, too. Bonus: he's 2 years old, so...
Hi, mama! Winter is coming, and this is a great time to chat about some car seat safety reminders. We have all seen the sanctimommy who just can't keep herself from dispensing unsolicited advice. I promise it won't be like that! I am...
It was just a little over a year ago that one of my sons got sick. It was a nightmare scenario; we were traveling abroad in my husband's home country, a place where we didn't know the doctors, weren't...

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Spooky Halloween Events in Kansas City

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While there are plenty of fall and Halloween events in Kansas City to look forward to this year, for some it's not Halloween without a...
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