Teaching our Children Tolerance, One Kolache at a Time

Teaching our Children Tolerance, One Kolache at a Time

As small children, some of our fondest memories were made at The Czech Festival in Wilson, Kansas. My family is Czechoslovakian and one of our favorite treats is the kolache. The locals sold them fresh from their kitchens every summer. This kolache is a family tradition. It helps me appreciate my culture and embrace the customs that make our world […]

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Swim Lessons: When Is It Too Soon?

Swim Lessons: When Is It Too Soon?

Three years old. There. Blog over. Just kidding. Kind of. Being the dutiful mom that I am, I decided to enroll my 3-year-old daughter in swim lessons this summer. It’s important to know how to swim, right? And that’s what you do during the summer, right? Wrong. I remember swim lessons growing up. I grew […]

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power of the pouch

Power of the Pouch

Once upon a time, I wasn’t so sure about the baby food pouch. Part of me thinks it’s because I craved the “click-ability” of the lids of baby food jars from my own childhood. But I also stubbornly made all my own baby food for a while. Then, I heard about Ella’s Kitchen pouches. These were […]

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How an Ulcer Retrained My Brain

How an Ulcer Retrained My Brain

Life got a little crazy a couple months ago, and I ended up with an ulcer. I have a high pain tolerance, but I couldn’t tough this one out. Luckily, I was feeling better in a couple days with medicine. But medicine is not the only treatment. The nurse informed me I’d better stay off […]

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Noah's Bandage Project

Noah’s Bandage Project

Do you ever have that feeling that people are put in your life for a reason? That’s exactly how my husband and I felt when the Wilson family moved in next door to us last year, founders of Noah’s Bandage Project. If you followed the Royal’s during their 2014 journey to the World Series, you […]

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6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

It’s no secret: motherhood is hard. It wasn’t until I had my first baby that I actually realized how lonely and exhausting motherhood can be. After the first two to three weeks of sleepless nights, I remember barely being able to function and heading to family Thanksgiving dinner with our newborn. I hadn’t left our home more than twice […]

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anxious toddler

The Shy and Anxious Toddler

I vividly remember like it was yesterday when we were getting ready to go to a party with our toddler. We were so excited to get out of the house and to socialize with some other adults and let the kiddos play; however, that didn’t happen. The reality? We had a stage five clinger who wouldn’t go near […]

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Our Journey Through the Five Love Languages

Our Journey Through The 5 Love Languages

Relationships are hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s date #3 or 10 years after saying, “I do,” choosing to love someone and spend every day by his or her side does not always come easy. Add children into the mix and the word “hard” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Date nights have now turned […]

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