Co-written with my clinical partner, Ben Taussig, LCPC, NCC. If talking about sex with our teens in general is just about enough to motivate us to buy a boat and raise them somewhere in the middle of the Pacific (I've...

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

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I’m going to open up to you about something now that is personal and somewhat embarrassing – and near and dear to my heart. I let social media make me feel bad. There. I said it. It is something...
It all started with a simple question - how can I get my newborn suffering from reflux to sleep anywhere besides my chest? But nothing is simple when Google gets involved. After making my initial query, I was led to...
Yesterday, when my daughter came home from school, I was informed that her class would be watching a full-length movie. I had to renegotiate what this would mean for our evening. A full-length film is 1.5 hours, and we stick...
Screen-Free Week is coming up next week (May 5-11), and as soon as I heard about it, I knew immediately that it was something I wanted our family to do. Here are five reasons why my family is participating: 1.  I’m tired...

Giving Up Social Media

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The honest truth is, most parents I know - scratch that - most PEOPLE I know could do a much better job at being more present in their lives. I’m sure most of us have witnessed this scene before:...
I fought it. I fought it hard. I was convinced that, if I gave into it, my  little boy would be lost forever. He who still thought that dancing with me to 80’s pop music was a valid form of entertainment...

iPhoneography

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Nearly all of us have a cell phone these days; more than likely, it’s within a grab’s reach, even at the present moment. While we, as mothers, need to make conscious efforts to separate ourselves from this distraction on...
My heart swells when my son pulls out his work from school. He is so excited to share his projects with us and we love seeing them! We love looking at his letters, numbers, drawings, hand prints, homemade presents,...
It was WAY too quiet. At first, I enjoyed it. Maybe it was a fluke. Maybe they were just reading books. Thirty more seconds passed. I began to really worry now, but my nine-month pregnant body didn't want to move....
In case you haven't heard, Kansas City Moms Blog is throwing a little party this Sunday night. Last night, we got together as a team and stuffed swag bags for all of the moms in attendance that night ......

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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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