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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Local Resources for Kansas Citians

This month is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Some sobering facts: 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been victims of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),  20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. This amounts to 10 […]

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Heroes Out of Uniform

Have you ever had someone buy you a meal? Someone anonymous that you didn’t know…just doing a good deed for the sake of humanity? I have. I can tell you that its a wonderful feeling.    A few weeks ago, however, it happened to my family and I was FURIOUS. Let me lay out the […]

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Mastitis, You Suck

When I was about 35ish weeks pregnant with my first, my Mom was helping me get the nursery set up and all the typical last minute things you do before you’re about to have your first baby. And as moms tend to do, she gave me some tidbits of advice without being too annoying or […]

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

One of the things I most looked forward to when I became a mother was sharing childhood favorites with my daughter. I can’t wait until we can read the Little House series together, watch The Breakfast Club and visit the ballet. Those things will all come with time. Right now one of my favorite things […]

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10 Tips for Cruising with a Toddler

Last winter, my family celebrated Christmas and rang in the New Year aboard a 10-night, Caribbean cruise. Cruising is a great vacation option with toddlers because you get to visit multiple places without having to repack at each destination. Also, the crew is super friendly with little ones, and will shower your kiddo with attention […]

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Daycare Doubts: Questions to Ask When Choosing Childcare

It’s one of the toughest decisions you will make as a parent. Choosing a babysitter or childcare provider can come with lots of questions, concerns and doubts. Let’s be honest, if you need a a babysitter, nanny or childcare provider than your child will most likely spend more time in their hands than in yours. […]

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Living with an IEP

October 2014.  This was when my son was officially diagnosed with anxiety and ADHD. That diagnosis was devastating for me. I couldn’t believe my sweet baby had so much turmoil swirling around in his brain, that at age 5, we had him in therapy and on medication so he could make it through a day […]

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That Miraculous Morning

 You know the mornings that I’m talking about. The people that wake up to no alarm, the sun is shining and look pretty happy. There might be some kids strewn about, but really, who doesn’t have that? But after they wake up and smell that coffee (always Folgers) and enjoy together, it’s pure bliss. There […]

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When Your Kid is That Kid

To the Mom Who Holds Her Breath: Through the play date. Through the school day. Through aisle no. 7 at the grocery store. Through Sunday afternoon with the in-laws. Through Friday morning at the doctor. Through 11 o’clock Wednesday at the playground. I see you there. I know you woke this morning to oceans of […]

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