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How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

How to Keep Your Child Learning this Summer While Still Having Fun!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Leavenworth Virtual School. Teachers spend weeks every Fall reviewing and re-teaching material that students have forgotten over the summer months. This can have a cumulative effect year after year, and result in a long-term impact on their overall performance in school. Now we are not […]

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STEAM at Home - It Works!

STEAM at Home – It Works!

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Maize Virtual Prep School. With the growing emphasis on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts, and Math) education, parents may be feeling a bit intimidated with the integrated approach to learning. By participating in enrichment activities in the community, you can easily add to […]

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Keeping Resolutions Going

Keeping Resolutions Going

It’s February. How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? For many of us the excitement of making changes has faded and many of us are right back into many of our old routines. Some of that is the reality of real life and some of that is because our goals don’t have a deeper reason. I […]

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maternity clothes

Passing on Maternity Clothes

Dear Friend, Tonight I’m boxing up my maternity clothes one by one. It’s so crazy to think that just 12 short weeks ago these fit super snugly around my tummy. Actually, since I’ve had 3 babies in the last 3.5 years I’ve been in and out of these on a pretty regular cycle. As I place […]

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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

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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