Author Archive | Mackenzie Oakley

in the trenches

The Best Kind of Crazy

Three Year Old: “STOP sharing your snack with me!” One Year Old: *continues sharing* Three Year Old: “MOOOOOOOOM! Leighton is SHARING WITH ME!” Me: *blank stares* Three Year Old: “This is NOT the time for sharing!” *loud, ear-piercing shrieks* I’m in the thick of it, ya’ll. I’m in the trenches of motherhood and every day, I’m […]

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When Grandparents Die

When Grandparents Die

Death is often times an uncomfortable subject, one that a lot of people don’t like to talk about. It’s inevitable – all living things die – but it doesn’t make it any easier to discuss or ponder. Explaining it to a young child makes it even harder. My father-in-law, Roger, recently passed away after a […]

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takeashower

I Took a Shower…

I almost lost it tonight. Between the constant whining, bad nonexistent listening habits and stepping on the same damn kernel of corn on the kitchen floor for the umpteenth time (I had swept the floor 32 times today. How was I still stepping on food?), I felt on the verge of a mommy meltdown. I don’t […]

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girlmom

Diary of a #girlmom

November 2014 We are getting ready to welcome our second daughter. Two girls. Sisters. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d have one girl, let alone two daughters to raise and hope they become well-rounded, strong, independent women. I don’t think I can handle this. I’m worried they won’t be close. I’m nervous the […]

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2015-16 Guide to KC Family Photographers

2015-2016 Guide to Kansas City Photographers

Kansas City Moms Blog is a collaborative online community including everything from parenting solutions, personal essays from local moms, regional business spotlights, and more. We frequently receive inquiries regarding family service providers, especially questions regarding local family photographers. We are thrilled to offer this guide as a resource for you, highlighting some of the best […]

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