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KC Family Overcomes Daughter's Brain Tumor with Help from St. Jude

KC Family Overcomes Daughter’s Brain Tumor with Help from St. Jude

Fifth grade — it’s a major milestone for students and families, alike. The start of fifth grade marks the end of the elementary years and for Avery Kiehl, it marked the beginning of her life after her brain tumor. Avery was diagnosed in the midst of her third grade year at her routine check-up with […]

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Mothering in the Nighttime

Mothering in the Nighttime

Except for the repeated psst-whirr-mmm of the window air conditioner, all is still. My husband is sleeping soundly in the other room, unaware of my lumbering exit from bed. It’s 3 a.m., which means time for second dinner — or first breakfast. I’m sitting in the middle of the couch, shoveling cold Pad Thai leftovers into […]

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No Yelling Chart

Mom Gets a Behavior Chart

A couple of days after hanging up the one and only behavior chart in our house, my son told me, “No sticker for you! Try again tomorrow.” He was right; I hadn’t earned my sticker for the day. See, the behavior chart was for me, not for the kids. Let me explain. My kids were adopted. […]

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An Interview with Dr. Sears: Summer Tips for the Expecting Mom

Note: This post was co-authored by Amber Dawkins and Mallory Shannon. We were as giddy as 13-year olds about to meet One Direction when we found out Kansas City Moms Blog had the opportunity to chat with Dr. William Sears, renowned pediatrician and author, about advice for pregnant mamas on keeping healthy and safe during the […]

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2015-16 Guide to KC Family Photographers

2015-2016 Guide to Kansas City Photographers

Kansas City Moms Blog is a collaborative online community including everything from parenting solutions, personal essays from local moms, regional business spotlights, and more. We frequently receive inquiries regarding family service providers, especially questions regarding local family photographers. We are thrilled to offer this guide as a resource for you, highlighting some of the best […]

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Horrors of Zulily

Horrors of Zulily

It’s no secret that I love shopping for kid’s clothes, and I love a good deal. Have you ever heard of Zulily? It allegedly combines both of these things. But once you dig past the irresistible sales on Toms and Hanna Andersson, you will find some… alarming? terrifying? downright weird? trends. Let’s start with the […]

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