Author Archive | Erin Roebuck

5 Questions to Help with Daycare Transitions

Late last year, my husband and I started the search for a new daycare for our daughter (now 2.5). While some parents dread the seemingly endless process of calling, touring, interviewing, decision-making and checking references, I am an anomaly because I quite enjoy it! Before I share a few tips for daycare transition success, here’s […]

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Gardening as a Family Affair

What a beautiful spring we’ve had so far in the metro! Though some overnights have been chilly, the crisp mornings have given way to sunshine, beautiful temps, and just the right amount of rain to green up the grass and bring out leaves from the buds on the trees at seemingly warp speed! In our […]

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“It’s Bedtime.”

“The bedtime routine for my kids is like this Royal Coronation Jubilee Centennial of rinsing and plaque and dental appliances and the stuffed animal semi-circle of emotional support. And I’ve gotta read eight different moron books. You know what my bedtime story was when I was a kid? Darkness!” -Jerry Seinfeld on The Tonight Show […]

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The Bite Club

My phone vibrated in my purse as I pulled into a parking spot at work one recent Monday morning. I parked my car and checked the message, not at all expecting to read the words in front of me: “Sorry to report news like this so early in the day … your daughter bit another […]

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Garden Mama: Lessons from the Garden

Garden Mama: Lessons from the Garden

Whether you have a garden of your own or are enjoying beautiful flowers in your neighbor’s yard or sampling fresh produce from local farmer’s markets, you have probably noticed that this has been an exceptional year for gardens in Kansas City! Our small backyard garden has produced more this year than we ever thought it […]

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This is Me :: I am Beautiful

This is me on my wedding day, June 12th, 2010. I had worked hard for months to be in the best shape of my life; my dress, hair, and makeup were perfect, and the look on my husband’s face when he first saw me in my wedding gown was unforgettable. At a trim and fit […]

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Kids and Cars

“The wealthy do it … and the poor, and the middle class. Parents of all ages and ethnicities do it. Mothers are just as likely to do it as fathers … In the last 10 years, it has happened to a dentist. A postal clerk. A social worker. A police officer. An accountant. A soldier. […]

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Garden Mama: Plant, nurture, wait … harvest!

I just  came in from the garden. Meaning, I literally just walked in the door minutes ago, took off my dirt-clad shoes, and came up to my office to write this post (I’ll spare you a photo of the dirt under my nails and the mosquito bites on my legs, but trust me, I’m a […]

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Weekend Getaway: Warm Springs Ranch

With a very active toddler, the idea of taking a summer vacation can be daunting – which is why I’m a big fan of “staycations” or short road trips within a 2-hour “nap-time drive” of our house. So when Warm Springs Ranch contacted KCMB at the beginning of the summer inviting one of our contributors […]

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What’s Your Mommy Brand?

I’d like to invite you to take a few minutes today to think about brands. What are some brands you know and trust? As I look around my daughter’s playroom, I see brands like Lego, Step2, Fisher Price, and Melissa & Doug. These are just some of the brands that help my daughter learn and […]

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