Author Archive | Tonya Blythe

Honey Dews Baby Expo: a one-stop shop for new moms

Many of us can easily recall our transition into mommy-hood: the excitement, the hormones, and all of the unknowns that come with experiencing something for the very first time. The uncertainty that comes with this experience can be isolating and overwhelming! But what if we didn’t have to figure parenthood out on our own? Not only […]

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2013: A Year in Review

I LOVE “year in review” stories. Maybe it’s because I trend toward the sentimental (not quite kittens prancing through a field of daisies, but you know …) or because my year-end birthday (today, in fact!) lends itself well to a bit of retrospective examination. Whatever the reason, the end of the year is here which […]

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The 10 Best iPhone/iPad Apps for Moms

With Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday weighing heavy on our minds (and wallets!) these days, we thought you might want to know some more about that mobile device your hubby (secretly) ordered for you for Christmas. After that gift arrives, you’ll want to load it up with apps that make sense for […]

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Feed Hungry People Today, End Hunger Tomorrow

This is the mission of Harvesters: to feed hungry people today and work to end hunger tomorrow. As the Kansas City area’s only food bank, Harvesters has served our community since 1979 by collecting food and household products, distributing products and providing nutrition services, and offering leadership to increase awareness and generate solutions to alleviate hunger. The work […]

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Just Like You

We can never know the impact of a disease, an illness, or a disability on our families until we have walked through it with someone we love. You may recall a post from earlier this year when Sarah talked about the diagnosis that change the course of her just-beginning family … We knew we were […]

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“A Smile Can Change Everything”

“A smile can change everything.” With this in mind, Kansas City-based Smiles Change Lives has changed the lives of more than 5,000 children since 1997 by providing access to essential orthodontic treatment for children from low-income families. According to the Smiles Change Lives website, twenty percent of all children in the United States are living […]

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Kidney Disease: A Mother’s Story

According to statistics provided by the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), kidney disease kills over 90,000 Americans every year – more than breast and prostate cancer combined; and yet, it wasn’t until I had the opportunity to donate one of my kidneys to my friend and former pastor back in 2009 that I really gave a […]

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The Bill Cosby Guide to Parenting

If you’re anywhere close to my age (25, give or take 9 years or so ;)), then you probably grew up watching “The Cosby Show.” THAT was some quality television! It’s not one of those shows where you can easily pick one favorite moment – but if I had to, “A Shirt Story” might possibly […]

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