only child

An Only with an Only; Tales from a Spoiled Only Child

  It’s begun.​ ​​Our​ ​son​ ​is​ ​21 months​ ​old,​ ​and​ ​we’re​ ​getting​ ​the​ ​“So…is​ ​there​ ​talk​ ​of​ ​a second​ ​child?” question.​ ​​Already?!​​​ ​So​ ​soon?!​ I’ll​ ​admit,​ ​it’s​ ​caught​ ​me​ ​a​ ​little​ ​off​ ​guard.​ ​​​As an​ ​only​ ​child,​ ​it​ ​is foreign to​ ​me​ ​that​ ​people​ ​would​​ ​assume​ ​that​ ​I​​ ​need more children.​ ​​I usually​ ​resist​ ​mentioning​ ​to​ ​people​ […]

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Pregnancy

Wanted: Writer to Share Pregnancy Journey

Kansas City Moms Blog is looking for a writer to blog about her pregnancy and birthing experience at Olathe Medical Center’s new Birth Place. This could be you! Before completing this application, be sure you can answer yes to the following: Do you enjoy writing and blogging? Do you enjoy posting photos, stories and helpful information on […]

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10 Steps to Preparing for a Kansas City Ice Storm

10 Steps to Preparing for a Kansas City Ice Storm

Have you heard? KC might be getting an ice storm this weekend … I mean, possibly … there’s a chance. Here’s your KCMB Guide to Preparing for an Ice Storm. You’re welcome. Step 1: Expect the unexpected, including absolutely nothing happening. Draft a statement explaining why (insert activity here) was canceled even though nothing has started […]

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Private School Guilt

Private School Guilt

Any time someone asks me where our soon-to-be kindergartner will be going to school next year, I cringe and try to change the subject. As a product of public schools, a public school teacher, and someone who believes vehemently in social justice and closing the achievement gap, I struggle to explain to people why we […]

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Grief

After Mom Passes: What to Expect

Our mothers are the tough, loving, admirable and hard-working women who raised us, defined in so many different ways. The person who nourished and raised us as a baby, rocking and feeding us at all hours of the night. The woman who coaxed us on your first day of school and waited for us as we came off the bus. Someone […]

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Noon Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Ringing in 2017: a Look Back at Our Big Party

Along with our friends from Pinstripes, Prairiefire and Pediatric Partners, P.A., Kansas City Moms Blog rang in the “noon year” with a BIG party!   Upon arriving at Pinstripes, our guests were greeted with free valet parking and horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by Prairiefire along with a hot chocolate stand sponsored by Costco – Overland Park.  From face painting, caricatures, […]

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USED CLOTHES

My Year Buying Only Used Clothes

It was time to shake things up. After several babies and the fluctuating sizes that go along with that, I wanted to make a renewed effort to dress well. I don’t mean fancy, after all I’m a stay-at-home mom, so I don’t need to “dress to impress.” But I didn’t want to succumb to a […]

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holiday recovery

Happy Holiday Recovery

On this, my fourth time around the kids-and-holidays block, here’s what I’m finally learning: the first week of January should be dedicated to one task, and one task only – holiday recovery. Even if your holidays were utterly magical, this rule still applies to you. For as my son’s preschool teachers reminded us before the […]

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