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10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

10 (ish) Ideas for Your Fall Fun List

Fall is just around the corner, and if you’ve checked out our Fall Guide you are probably reeling with all the possibilities! Last year, my family created a fall fun list (I hate the morbid term “bucket list”) and tried to cram maybe a few too many fun activities in during those months. Since we have a new […]

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6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

6 Stellar Facebook Groups for Kansas City Moms

It’s no secret: motherhood is hard. It wasn’t until I had my first baby that I actually realized how lonely and exhausting motherhood can be. After the first two to three weeks of sleepless nights, I remember barely being able to function and heading to family Thanksgiving dinner with our newborn. I hadn’t left our home more than twice […]

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When You're Not Part of a Village

When You’re Not Part of a Village

Village (and tribe) posts seem to be all the rage right now on social media. Have you noticed that? Clever memes, heartfelt blog posts, post from media outlets, and friends sharing stories and photos of their own “village” or “tribe” out for an evening, hanging out at a park together, sitting on someone’s back deck, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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