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STEAM at Home - It Works!

STEAM at Home – It Works!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Maize Virtual Prep School. With the growing emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math) education, parents may be feeling a bit intimidated with the integrated approach to learning. By participating in enrichment activities in the community, you can easily add to […]

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Keeping Resolutions Going

Keeping Resolutions Going

It’s February. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? For many of us the excitement of making changes has faded and many of us are right back into many of our old routines. Some of that is the reality of real life and some of that is because our goals don’t have a deeper reason. I […]

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Breast Implants and the Active Woman: What Should You Know?

This post is sponsored by Associated Plastic Surgeons, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons in Leawood, Kan. Does it make sense for active women to get breast implants? Not just bodybuilders and marathon fanatics, but regular women who simply enjoy running, playing tennis, or doing any other physically demanding activity in which smaller may be better. That question […]

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maternity clothes

Passing on Maternity Clothes

Dear Friend, Tonight I’m boxing up my maternity clothes one by one. It’s so crazy to think that just 12 short weeks ago these fit super snugly around my tummy. Actually, since I’ve had 3 babies in the last 3.5 years I’ve been in and out of these on a pretty regular cycle. As I place […]

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Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Kerrie is a chaos-loving, homeschooling (with Leavenworth Virtual School) mama of 5 living in Overland Park. You can find her, and all of her offshoot projects, at TheKerrieShow.com. Sure, virtual homeschooling is different from brick and mortar school, but some things […]

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Triumph, Luck and Plastic

This post is sponsored by Associated Plastic Surgeons, a team of board-certified plastic surgeons in Leawood, Kan. About a year ago, my friend Britney and I began a journey. At the time, we were both young professionals who had let our bodies slip a bit during our college years. We bonded over the lingering Freshman 15 and gossiped […]

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The 30-Minute Nap

The 30-Minute Nap

One of the most common sleep complaints I hear from parents pertains to their baby’s catnaps. “He wakes up at 30 minutes on the dot, I could set my watch by it.” “How can I get anything done in 30 minutes? Its barely enough time to take a shower and inhale a bowl of cereal!” […]

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Terrible Two’s at Nap Time

Around age two, many children start to have periods of nap regression. In fact, I went through one with my toddler just last week. It is indeed very frustrating when your norm changes so suddenly. For the past two years, I have simply bid my daughter a nap time adieu, and she was fast asleep within minutes. Last week, […]

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