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The Firefighters

We left a birthday party last week and headed northbound on the highway back home. I casually looked out my window and noticed an enormous growing black cloud headed upward, eerily contrasting the pale blue sky. I knew something was wrong. We got off on our exit and immediately fear entered my heart. My boys and […]

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The Sonogram: A Family Affair

In anticipation of this spring’s opening of The Birth Place, featuring a Level II NICU, we have partnered with Olathe Medical Center and local mom, Sarah, to document her pregnancy and birth journey in this new space. It’s hard to believe I am halfway through my third pregnancy. I had pretty uneventful pregnancies and births […]

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Dagg Park has a great playground and a splash pad open in the summer.

Why I Love the Northland

Do you know the difference between North Kansas City and Kansas City, North? I didn’t for the first 22 years of my life. In fact, I honestly had no idea that there was any civilization up here aside from the airport. As a Johnson County native who escaped and attended Mizzou (Go Tigers!), it was […]

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Making Kansas City Home

When my husband and I were married over six years ago we did a little tree planting during our ceremony. It was a symbol of our new budding life together as one. We took that tree and planted it in the yard of the first house we bought together in Utah. For five years, we lived […]

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Meet Dr. Laurel Willig, Kidney Doctor and Toddler Mom

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Children’s Mercy on a six-part series featuring working moms at Children’s Mercy.Dr. Laurel Willig is a Pediatric Nephrologist (kidney doctor) at Children’s Mercy Hospital. She earned an M.D. from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa and also holds an M.S. in Epidemiology […]

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Pregnancy

Wanted: Writer to Share Pregnancy Journey

Kansas City Moms Blog is looking for a writer to blog about her pregnancy and birthing experience at Olathe Medical Center’s new Birth Place. This could be you! Before completing this application, be sure you can answer yes to the following: Do you enjoy writing and blogging? Do you enjoy posting photos, stories and helpful information on […]

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10 Steps to Preparing for a Kansas City Ice Storm

10 Steps to Preparing for a Kansas City Ice Storm

Have you heard? KC might be getting an ice storm this weekend … I mean, possibly … there’s a chance. Here’s your KCMB Guide to Preparing for an Ice Storm. You’re welcome. Step 1: Expect the unexpected, including absolutely nothing happening. Draft a statement explaining why (insert activity here) was canceled even though nothing has started […]

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Noon Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Ringing in 2017: a Look Back at Our Big Party

Along with our friends from Pinstripes, Prairiefire and Pediatric Partners, P.A., Kansas City Moms Blog rang in the “noon year” with a BIG party!   Upon arriving at Pinstripes, our guests were greeted with free valet parking and horse-drawn carriage rides sponsored by Prairiefire along with a hot chocolate stand sponsored by Costco – Overland Park.  From face painting, caricatures, […]

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