Author Archive | Julia Willhite

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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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Mama’s Off Her Meds

I recently ended a serious relationship in my life after over nine years together: my relationship with my anti-anxiety medication, Zoloft.   I didn’t break it off suddenly, but after a lot of consideration and talks with my doctor I decided it was time to try to go off all medications I’m on for health reasons. […]

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Best Splash Pads in Kansas City

Summer is here and as the temperature rises we’ll all be looking for ways to cool off. If you are new to splash pads (also called spray grounds or spray parks), they are free public parks with water features that are open in the summer (generally Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend). All of these […]

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Holiday Traditions at Union Station and Crown Center

We have lived in Kansas City for almost 10 years now, but it wasn’t until three years ago when our daughter was a toddler that we really explored the city during the holiday season. We quickly fell in love with the holiday atmosphere at Union Station and Crown Center and have established holiday traditions of annual visits during […]

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Five Appointments to Make Every Year

Adulting. It’s not particularly fun and exciting, but it’s important. As a mom you probably spend a lot of time managing your family calendar and making sure your kids get in for their yearly well checks, vaccinations, dental appointments and numerous visits to the orthodontist (are these still monthly? I had four years of monthly […]

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10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’ve checked out our Fall Guide you are probably reeling with all the possibilities! Last year, my family created a fall fun list (I hate the morbid term “bucket list”) and tried to cram maybe a few too many fun activities in during those months. Since we have a new […]

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