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Kansas City Moms Blog: 7 Steps to Flower Girl Success

7 Steps to Flower Girl Success

It’s finally Spring…which means wedding season is upon us! As blushing brides everywhere prepare for their big day, there’s another girl in a white dress that is anxiously awaiting her walk down the aisle. The flower girl. Last summer my (almost) 3-year-old was given this special job in her uncle’s wedding and during that time I learned quite […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

Like all mothers, I hate to see my children sick. Every year I dread flu season and do everything I can to help my kids avoid the awful sickies that seem to be lurking around every corner. Obsessive hand-washing, vitamins, essential oils…you name it, we probably do it. Yet we still manage to get the bug at least once […]

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10 Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

10 Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

It’s mid-December. Stockings are hung, trees are trimmed, and lights are twinkling on houses and storefronts throughout the city. Christmas shopping is in full force, which for me, means that the UPS delivery guy and I are becoming quite close. (Seriously, can I get an amen for free 2-day shipping?!?) More importantly though, families are coming together […]

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10 Best Halloween Books for kids

10 Best Halloween Books for Kids

Is it just me or does having kids suddenly make you as giddy as, well, a kid, when it comes to Halloween? I’m that crazy mom that scours stores for the perfect skeleton pajamas, frequents the Target dollar spot to stock up on festive “necessities,” and brainstorms clever costume ideas while laying in bed at night. (They’re still considered clever if […]

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the backyard campout

The Backyard Campout

Ah, camping. Crickets chirping, stars twinkling, the smell of a crackling campfire in the air. Sounds perfectly simple, right? Well add a small child or two into the mix and that simplicity is sure to go right out the zipper window. As much as I like camping and want my kids to enjoy it, too, I just […]

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