Author Archive | Sarah

The Magic of Disney (even with a toddler)

As we were boarding our plane to leave Orlando earlier this week, a mom in line in front of me was lamenting to her husband about their Disney World vacation. “At least we got THAT out of the way,” she said. I’ll admit: it wasn’t the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever taken, though we’re definitely […]

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a love letter

Dear Husband, I know that our daily conversations are no longer spent discussing politics or dreaming about the future but instead seem to primarily consist of to-do lists, meal planning, errand running and the occasional nagging.   I know there are days when I am being mangled by one boy “cuddling” my face all day […]

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Fun at the Library

“Having fun isn’t hard … when you have a library card!” Cartoon aardvark Arthur was right, and the Plaza Library has become our go-to source for free fun. Aside from the awesome kids area with shelves of books, fun floor toys, a telescope to view the city, a puppet theater, coloring sheets and crayons and […]

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silent grief

                    Next week will mark the day I’ve been dreading for nine months. It’s the day I was supposed to be meeting our second baby. Instead, my first ultrasound last March confirmed a baby but no heartbeat. A few weeks later, I went into the hospital […]

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Plaza Art Fair – fun for all ages!

Expensive art and children. What could be a better match, right? Luckily, the Plaza Art Fair has much more to offer than pretty art you can’t afford. Between three live music stages, tasty local food vendors (ice cream for the kiddies, a beer for mommy) and activities just for little ones, this event is a […]

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Fitting in Fitness

Right before I found out I was pregnant with my son, I ran the Kansas City Half Marathon. During the first couple of months of pregnancy, I continued to run until his head lodged low into my pelvis sending electric shocks between my legs. I resigned myself to the couch to eat tacos until the […]

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Trucks, Dirt and Toots

“It’s a boy.” Words I never thought I would hear. OK, I’ll be honest – I actually cried when the ultrasound tech uttered those words. The week before our big reveal ultrasound I went through the old trunk of girly outfits. Cute little dresses with precious buttons and ruffles. Adorable sun hats and bows. Tiny […]

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