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Guns in the home

Gun Safety and Your Child

There are so many things we, as parents, can disagree on. Clothe diapers vs. disposable. Organic vs. Genetically modified foods. Screen time! Can I get an “AMEN”?    Its hard to find another family who agrees on EVERYTHING. I thought that gun rules in all homes were the same, but I have recently realized that […]

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Local Resources for Kansas Citians

This month is the 30th anniversary of Domestic Violence Awareness Month.   Some sobering facts: 1 in 3 women, and 1 in 4 men have been victims of domestic violence, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV),  20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the U.S. This amounts to 10 […]

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Daycare Doubts: Questions to Ask When Choosing Childcare

It’s one of the toughest decisions you will make as a parent. Choosing a babysitter or childcare provider can come with lots of questions, concerns and doubts. Let’s be honest, if you need a a babysitter, nanny or childcare provider than your child will most likely spend more time in their hands than in yours. […]

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Not Just Salad! Easy Ways to Eat Veg Around KC

The most common thing people ask when they hear that our family – 3-year-old daughter included – eats a plant-based diet is, “But where does she get her protein?” I often bite my tongue and instead of saying, “The same place gorillas/cows/elephants/oxen/rhinoceroses/bulls/all the largest land mammals get theirs!” I say, “Plants! Plants have protein!” One, […]

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This Alexander Austin mural is painted at the busy intersection of 31st and Troost.

Troost Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

“You’re moving where?” said a well-meaning friend one morning when I told her the good news that we found a super cute house. “A few blocks east of Troost. A little bungalow south of Rockhurst.” “Oh,” she replied and didn’t say anything else. When we were getting ready to move into our current house, I […]

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Kansas City Rocks

Most of us that live in the Kansas City metro area know that Kansas City rocks. There are amazing parks, fabulous shopping, great places to eat (hello, barbecue), wonderful museums, awesome sports teams, and so much more. But lately, Kansas City has literally been rocked.   Painted rocks have been popping up all over the […]

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See Ya, Suburbs!

A few months ago, my husband and I did something drastic: we sold our home in the suburbs, got rid of half our stuff, and moved into a small two-bedroom apartment in the middle of the city. The reasons for doing so ranged from not wanting to do yard work anymore, wanting to be able […]

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