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The Pacifier War

When I pitched this post idea, I was hoping that by the time it was written, we’d already be over the pacifier problem. Yet, here we are … in the throes of addiction. My daughter’s pacifier relationship began on the fourth day of her life, when our pediatrician shoved it in her mouth to help […]

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Shop Local for Mother’s Day

Pssst — did you know Mother’s Day is quietly approaching? Instead of racing over to Amazon two days before, why not consider shopping locally? Kansas City is FULL of local companies that produce unique and quality products. Here are some ideas to get you thinking. (If you are a mom who’s reading this article, feel free […]

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Motherhood: A Playlist for Survival

This playlist was not inspired by Martina McBride, Celine Dion or Taylor Swift. These songs aren’t about the precious, snuggle-time, tender moments with your sweet squishy little newborn. Nope. This is for when you’re lonely, angry, tired, and covered in someone else’s boogery, slobbery, vomity poop. Let these songs remind you that you will get […]

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Working, Parenting and All the Explaining

I work part-time as a marketing specialist in the financial services industry, and I recently transitioned from working five days a week to four so I could have more time at home with my 2-year-old daughter. My colleagues are mostly men (whose wives are stay-at-home moms); and of the few women I work with, none […]

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You say jerk; I say toddler

You say jerk; I say toddler

Toddlers are a species all their own. They’re tiny humans with big opinions and even bigger attitudes. Many of them aren’t even housebroken. Though jerkish by nature, toddlers can flip on a dime and become sweet little cherubs who just want to cuddle up next to you and eat snacks. Luckily, the toddler phase will […]

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Avoid the glitter, go for the practical when it comes to baby shower registry items

Baby Registry Must-Haves

Like many expectant moms, I was clueless when it came to selecting items for my baby shower registries. So I did what felt right: I waltzed through Target and scanned the the cutest outfits and shiniest infant toys. Lucky for me, I had several mom friends who kept me grounded and helped steer me in […]

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Everyday tasks

All the Small Things: This is the Work That We Do

Pick up the toys, wash the dishes, restock the diaper bag, fold the clothes, pick up the toys again, fold the blankies and repeat. And repeat. And repeat. As moms, we’re often the back-office support that helps makes our households run smoother. While we do very essential tasks everyday like feed our children and pay […]

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