How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Teachers spend weeks every Fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer months. This can have a cumulative effect year after year, and result in a long-term impact on their overall performance in school. Now we are not […]

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Happy Goodbye to Preschool

A Happy Goodbye to Preschool

“Aren’t you sad?” I have been asked that question a dozen times in the last month. You see, my youngest, my baby boy, is growing up… and graduating preschool. Every time it’s mentioned, I look at the questioner with a bit of surprise. “Sad?! Why would I be sad? I’m so excited!” It’s that time […]

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When Daddy Works From Home

When Daddy Works From Home

Many modern families are migrating toward new and unique ways to manage a work/life balance. The old-fashioned view of a working family structure, where dad kisses his wife on his way off to work while mom stays behind and looks after the kids, in many ways, is still prevalent as the ideal functioning family in […]

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Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Time Saving Tips for Weeknight Cooking

Dinner time can often be a hectic time of day, and while I enjoy cooking, during the week I get stressed if I’m trying to make something too complicated or time-consuming. Here are a few tips that help me stay sane while trying to feed my family.   Create a dinner Pinterest board exclusively for […]

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Summer Kids Movies in Kansas City

Summer Kids Movies: New Releases, Park, Dive-In and Drive-In

WHAT TO SEE Before you take your kids to see any of these films, check out Common Sense Media’s reviews for a complete description of what to expect to determine if they are right for your child. Follow the title links below for some fun interactive sites (some have games for kids)! Here’s what to see when […]

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in the trenches

The Best Kind of Crazy

Three Year Old: “STOP sharing your snack with me!” One Year Old: *continues sharing* Three Year Old: “MOOOOOOOOM! Leighton is SHARING WITH ME!” Me: *blank stares* Three Year Old: “This is NOT the time for sharing!” *loud, ear-piercing shrieks* I’m in the thick of it, ya’ll. I’m in the trenches of motherhood and every day, I’m […]

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Kids Farmers Market Challenge

Kids Farmers Market Challenge

It’s almost summer which means it’s farmers market time! My all-time favorite farmers market activity? The Farmers Market Kids Challenge. So. Much. Fun! Here’s what you need: Kids – Check! Yours alone will be great, but you can add some friends, neighbors or cousins, if you dare. I’ve done the challenge in cooking classes and […]

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Synesthesia

My Mommy Sense is Tingling: A Mother’s Complete Guide to Synesthesia

Fox is hard-left; spoon is soft-right. Mackenzie is orange; Amanda is lavender. And if you were to even suggest that a word might be hard-RIGHT or soft-LEFT, well, my goodness. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard. It actually makes me physically uncomfortable. (It was an interesting semester the year my mischievous sixth grade students learned […]

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Kansas City Moms Blog: 7 Steps to Flower Girl Success

7 Steps to Flower Girl Success

It’s finally Spring…which means wedding season is upon us! As blushing brides everywhere prepare for their big day, there’s another girl in a white dress that is anxiously awaiting her walk down the aisle. The flower girl. Last summer my (almost) 3-year-old was given this special job in her uncle’s wedding and during that time I learned quite […]

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