Author Archive | Katie

Social Media: Friend or Foe?

I’m going to open up to you about something now that is personal and somewhat embarrassing – and near and dear to my heart. I let social media make me feel bad. There. I said it. It is something that has plagued me in the past, and I’m guessing I’m not alone! More and more, […]

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Playing in the Snow Without Bundling Up

At the time that I’m writing this post, there’s been approximately one snow at my house – and it wasn’t anything to get excited about. The kids loved going out in it for an afternoon, and by the next day it was gone. That said, I don’t think Kansas City has seen the end of […]

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My Top Five Simple Sanity Savers

Alright ladies, tell me: Is there anything better than figuring out a new system, tip, or trick that makes your life so much easier?! I know we’ve all got them, and they are different for each family and likely for each season of life as well. Right now ,we are in a particularly busy, hands-on […]

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New in Town With Kids

Let’s face it, finding friends as an adult can be hard. If you find yourself moving somewhere where you know no one, starting over can seem really daunting! Relocating isn’t horribly uncommon, and being new in town can feel challenging at best. Add kiddos to the mix, add parenting styles, kids ages, your interests, their interests, and it […]

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Confession: I love my minivan

Minivan I do Confess my delight in you Your sliding doors, Your room for more For another 10 years – You’re my boo. If writing a love note to my minivan is wrong, I don’t want to be right. I know, I know – it’s to many perceived as a sign of resignation, defeat even. A […]

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Diversify Your Bookshelf!

A few weeks ago, I wrote this post on talking to your kids about race. In it, I mentioned that one of the best ways you can introduce diversity into your home is through books – and today, I have a few of our favorite titles to share with you. Even though there is a huge […]

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Grandparents Day

My granny was perpetually late. If she said she was leaving for our house (a two hour drive) at eight o’clock? Plan on her around noon. In fact, when I was little, I got in the habit of waiting for her on our front porch. She would call and say that she was on her […]

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Road Tripping With Toddlers

Road Tripping With Toddlers

Between living 1300 miles away from all of our family and friends and two out-of-state adoptions, our family has done what seems to be more than our fair share of travel. While the thought of a road trip with toddlers might strike fear in the heart of many, I’ve slowly but surely gained some insight […]

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