Author Archive | Meredith R.

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I Left A Part of my Heart in Kansas City

A month ago I did one of the most difficult things I have ever had to do in my life – my husband, kids, and I packed the last little bits of our house and our belongings into a U-Haul trailer, said some extremely sad and tearful goodbyes, and headed east to New York. Kansas City had been our […]

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Getting Over the Swimsuit Struggle

Getting Over the Swimsuit Struggle

I’ve read the blog posts. The ones that tell you to just put on your swimsuit already. As I finished this popular post, my thoughts were about how it would be great if I could really just put on a bathing suit and just enjoy my kids at the pool. How great it is for those […]

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Review: BabyBjörn in the Kitchen

(Note: Kansas City Moms Blog received product in exchange for this review; however, all opinions shared are those of the contributor who wrote them.) When I was asked to review some BabyBjörn products, my first thought was “Well… I don’t have a baby, so why are you asking me?” However, BabyBjörn doesn’t just make baby […]

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A Tidy Home Makes Me a Better Mom

Perhaps you’ve seen or read this poem: Or perhaps something like these floating around the internet: Poems like that and memes such as these make me scoff and then get under my skin. I am not the kind of person who can tolerate dirt and disarray easily. But, sometimes it feels like being a “good […]

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Preparing for the Worst During Tornado Season

It’s spring again! In the Midwest, this also means the anticipation of thunderstorms and the threat of tornadoes.  When the EF5 tornado hit Joplin, MO in May 2011, many people in Kansas City came to the aid of those devastated by the destruction. Wanting to help, I donated hygiene kits and diapers. As I dropped off those diapers, I […]

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Camping With Kids

My gut reaction when I think about camping with kids is ::: groan ::: “Do I have to???” And this reaction is really because I don’t absolutely, 100% love camping. My kids, on the other hand, LOVE it! In fact, my 5 year old has been asking us about going camping almost on a weekly basis […]

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DIY: Boys’ Haircut

If I had to pick one condition or deal breaker that my husband had prior to marrying me, it was that I had to know how to cut his hair. His mom did it for him growing up, and he really wanted to have a wife who would do the same. So, he got me […]

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To The Mom Whose Spouse Travels

My husband travels for work. A lot. Sometimes it’s for one or two days at a time. Sometimes it’s for a week or longer. When he first started out with his current job, he actually had to move to another state to train, and was gone for seven months! It was basically like a military […]

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Letting Go, Letting Loose

I remember one day when I was a child, maybe 9 or 10 years old, when my family decided to go sledding together.  We ended up at the elementary school near my grandmother’s house, the school that my mom used to go to as a kid. There were many people there, since they had a […]

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