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KC in Love

How Will You Spread the Love, KC?

Whether you adore or abhor Valentine’s Day, there’s no question that America needs a day devoted to love now more than ever. Polarizing politics have created negativity and hate, and Valentine’s Day is a day to put that aside and show the love. It’s the perfect time to get the kids involved in acts of kindness, […]

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Dr. Pallotto

Meet Dr. Jean Pallotto, Neonatologist at Children’s Mercy

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. Jean Pallotto is a neonatologist who delivers and treats babies in a variety of high-risk situations. She is the Medical Director of the Children’s Mercy Intensive Care Nursery and also serves as a professor […]

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A House Divided

A House Divided

Not every family has a black sheep, but mine does. Me. I was born into a K-State home. My dad, aunts, cousins. Even as we moved around the country and far away from home, our wardrobes were full of purple and our hearts were back in Kansas. Which is why, when it came time to apply […]

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Dr. Donna Pacicca

Meet Dr. Donna Pacicca – Children’s Mercy Surgeon, Band 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. Donna Pacicca is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, most often treating kids with sports-related injuries. Originally from New York, Dr. Pacicca started both her career and her family in Boston. Her clinical research focuses […]

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Our Journey Through the Five Love Languages

Our Journey Through The 5 Love Languages

Relationships are hard. It doesn’t matter if it’s date #3 or 10 years after saying, “I do,” choosing to love someone and spend every day by his or her side does not always come easy. Add children into the mix and the word “hard” doesn’t even begin to cover it. Date nights have now turned […]

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thermostat battles

Thermostat Battles

I think my husband is a grizzly bear. And I’m not just talking about his snoring or the way he hibernates in his man cave for what seems like days on end. I’m talking about heat retention. You can see the difference in our temperature preferences in many ways: I want to go on a […]

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5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

5 Tips for Surviving the Man Flu

Like all mothers, I hate to see my children sick. Every year I dread flu season and do everything I can to help my kids avoid the awful sickies that seem to be lurking around every corner. Obsessive hand-washing, vitamins, essential oils…you name it, we probably do it. Yet we still manage to get the bug at least once […]

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Five Parenting Tips for the Uncoupled or Divorced

5 Parenting Tips for the Uncoupled or Divorced

The divorce rate is going down, but so is the marriage rate. More couples are having children as non-married partners. I’m a professional counselor (…substitute “therapist,” “shrink,” “talk doc”), and many of my clients are shocked to find out that I’ve been married, divorced and remarried. My coparent and I manage to attend events together with […]

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Planning a Babymoon

Planning a Babymoon

There are so many new trends surrounding pregnancy, births and entering the world of motherhood. As if becoming a mother isn’t stressful enough, Pinterest-perfect gender reveal parties and expensive push presents can make keeping up with the Kardashian’s feel like a daily chore. If you are like me and don’t buy into the hoopla when […]

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