Author Archive | Jenna

Willig, Children's Mercy

Meet Dr. Laurel Willig, Kidney Doctor and Toddler Mom

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Children’s Mercy on a six-part series featuring working moms at Children’s Mercy.Dr. Laurel Willig is a Pediatric Nephrologist (kidney doctor) at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She earned an M.D. from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and also holds an M.S. in Epidemiology […]

Continue Reading
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 […]

Continue Reading
Dr. Pallotto

Meet Dr. Jean Pallotto, Neonatologist at Children’s Mercy

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Children’s Mercy on a six-part series featuring working moms at Children’s Mercy.Dr. Jean Pallotto is a neonatologist who delivers and treats babies in a variety of high-risk situations. She is the Medical Director of the Children’s Mercy Intensive Care Nursery and also serves as a professor […]

Continue Reading
I'm an Indecisive Mom

I’m an Indecisive Mom

Hospital or home birth? In-home nanny or daycare? A firm “no” or redirection? Superman or Monster pajamas? Public or private or homeschool? If you stop to consider all the big and small decisions we make for our children each day—even by default, at times—parenting can feel a bit overwhelming. To complicate matters, parenting “experts” often […]

Continue Reading
KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Christa Dubill, 41 Action News Anchor

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. Christa Dubill is an Emmy award-winning anchor with a passion for […]

Continue Reading
KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Dr. Natasha Burgert, Pediatrician

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. First, we interviewed pediatrician Dr. Natasha Burgert. Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP, […]

Continue Reading
the beauty in surviving

The Beauty in Surviving

Do you know what continues to surprise me—shock me at times, even—about motherhood? How much of my time is spent just making it. Simply navigating life from one end of the day to another. I have a baby and a two year-old, so I guess some degree of survival is expected. But I also remember […]

Continue Reading
Am I Ready to Potty Train My Kid?

Am I Ready to Potty Train My Kid?

A few weeks ago at school pick-up, my son’s teacher remarked that he was showing signs of potty training. I should have been ecstatic. Instead, I responded: “Oh.” My toddler has turned the corner between 2.5 and 3, so it’s not like the thought of potty training hasn’t crossed my mind. But it was the […]

Continue Reading
Deep Breaths: What I need to remember before holiday travel with littles

Deep Breaths: Holiday Travel with Littles

Christmas is right around the corner — which means I’m not only in the throes of last-minute shopping and nightly retrieving nativity pieces from their “journeys” around the house, but I’m also preparing to strap our tiny people (a 2.5 year-old and 2 month-old) in a car and head out for a week of celebrations. […]

Continue Reading
Costco Mom Hour: Kansas City

10 Reasons I Love My Costco Membership

It’s no secret, Costco and moms are a match made in heaven. Earlier this month, the Costco Mom Hour event opened up 80+ Costco warehouses nationwide an hour early exclusively for City Moms Blog Network readers, brought more than 12,000 moms together to enjoy breakfast, swag and most importantly, a peaceful hour of shopping just for us. […]

Continue Reading