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Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

Back-to-Virtual-School Tips and Traditions

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Kerrie is a chaos-loving, homeschooling (with Leavenworth Virtual School) mama of 5 living in Overland Park. You can find her, and all of her offshoot projects, at TheKerrieShow.com. Sure, virtual homeschooling is different from brick and mortar school, but some things […]

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The 30-Minute Nap

The 30-Minute Nap

One of the most common sleep complaints I hear from parents pertains to their baby’s catnaps. “He wakes up at 30 minutes on the dot, I could set my watch by it.” “How can I get anything done in 30 minutes? Its barely enough time to take a shower and inhale a bowl of cereal!” […]

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10 Tips to Avoid Plumbing Repairs

10 Tips to Avoid Plumbing Repairs

Kansas City plumber, Steve Snedger with Amen Plumbing on Zaarly wants people to be able to feel comfortable fixing simple plumbing issues on their own. “I’ve talked through how to fix something with some clients over the phone, or sometimes will go over and give them a step-by-step lesson on how to tackle something on […]

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Terrible Two’s at Nap Time

Around age two, many children start to have periods of nap regression. In fact, I went through one with my toddler just last week. It is indeed very frustrating when your norm changes so suddenly. For the past two years, I have simply bid my daughter a nap time adieu, and she was fast asleep within minutes. Last week, […]

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Play Date Etiquette

This time of year, our family thrives on play dates and activities. Anything to get us moving and keep us entertained. With cold temperatures and short days, however, the ideal scenario of “let’s meet at the park and let the kids run around” often changes to an indoor, at-home chaotic afternoon. In-home play dates offer […]

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Gifts That Keep On Giving

Since greening up food and decorations were explored in my Halloween and Thanksgiving posts, let’s focus on something unique to this holiday season: presents. Here are five tips to make your gift giving a bit more earth-friendly. 1. Because gift wrap and tissue paper are NOT recyclable, consider forgoing wrapping paper for reusable options. Gift […]

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A Mom’s Guide to Plaza Lights

Pie plates hold only crumbs of the sweetness that once was, the wish bone is broken, wishes spoken, thankful words share and stomachs are stuffed fuller than the turkey once was. At the close of one holiday we welcome another. A time for remembrance, catchy tunes, twinkling lights, traditions and the people that mean the most […]

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Practicing Gratitude Responsibly

Growing up Thanksgiving was a big deal. Each year, we would have at least five or six families over. Extensions went into the dining room table and even the Ping-Pong table was dragged out to accommodate everyone. Being immigrants, we were grateful for the life this country allowed us to create. My family channeled this […]

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