Friendship RSS feed for this section

How to be a better friend

How Not to Suck at Friendship

One thing I’m trying to work on this year is being a better friend. As a mom who works full time and also writes a blog, I find myself in front of a computer a lot more than I find myself in front of real, live people. Although I don’t intend to, I spend a […]

Continue Reading
Kindness

Three Little Questions

At the end of each day, I ask myself three little questions. I take advantage of those rare moments of silence before I fall asleep to reflect on my actions and lessons learned throughout the day. I ask myself these three little questions because they keep life, and my place in it, in perspective. Did I […]

Continue Reading
How I Fed My Baby | Kansas City Moms Blog

How I Fed My Baby: Donor Milk

The doctor sat down. That was my first sign that something was wrong. Doctors, especially hospital pediatricians, wear sneakers because they’re on their feet all day, standing at bedsides, doing procedures, walking from room to room on rounds. He pulled up a chair across from me — me, rocking my sweet, sleeping,  perfect three-month-old baby […]

Continue Reading
Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Ahhh, Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with the king of social media platforms. Yes, it provides me with entertainment in those times when I just need a break from the insanity of life as a mother of small children. But sometimes it feels like a black hole from which I can never escape! One […]

Continue Reading
Building Your Village

Mom Friends: How to Know if You’ve Found a Keeper

Let’s be real for a second. Husbands are great. We need them as our companions, partners and Netflix-watching comrades. Moms, sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, they are all invaluable resources and sounding boards. Coworkers can be like extended family. But girlfriends, more specifically “mom friends,” are our lifelines. Life is sweeter with mom friends. Sure, friendships existed […]

Continue Reading
Building Your Village

Building Your Village: Finding a Moms Group in Kansas City

Motherhood can be isolating at times. The first few months of my daughter’s life were a blur for me. Sleepless nights, breastfeeding woes, challenges in my marriage as we grew into our new roles as mom and dad. Loneliness and feelings of isolation began to creep in and I quickly realized how different life was going […]

Continue Reading