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Simple Birthday Parties

In Support of Simple Birthday Parties

Have you ever thought back to your childhood and realized so many of your favorite, most vivid memories are brimming with simplicity? Life now can feel anything but simple, yet we often find ourselves longing for it (or for our kids to experience it). One thing I have great memories of are my birthday parties. […]

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Fruits of the Spirit

Teaching the Fruits of the Spirit

I have had grand plans for quite a while now to teach my preschooler about the fruits of the Spirit. I was going to do hours of blog-reading and website-scouring to find the best resources and activities for each attribute listed in Galatians 5:22-23. I was going to correlate songs and Veggie Tales episodes. I […]

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Property Laws of Toddlers: How To Survive the Rules

You may have already heard of the “Property Laws of Toddlers.” We learn life’s parenting lessons one Cheerio/Lego/SOCK/day at a time. It started so innocently as the new year rolled in and we carefully chose our “words for 2017” to be Abundance and Acceptance. Nevertheless, I am a firm believer that our children are sometimes better teachers to […]

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Five Forever

As my legs pushed his lanky giggling body into the air, he looked down at me. The gentle breeze swayed the branches on the trees and rustled the gorgeous fallen leaves back and forth. I stared up at his freckled nose and his bleached-out hair. Then, I asked him an important question,  “Will you stay […]

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Parenthood Outnumbered

We welcomed baby number three this past July.  As you can guess, there was lots of input and advice from everyone about how to handle officially being outnumbered as parents. Yes, it was true that man-to-man defense would no longer be an option. We were officially moving to zone defense, whether we liked it or not. […]

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When Your Baby Hates the Car

When Your Baby Hates the Car

So, your baby hates the car. I get it. I’ve been there, with both of my children. It’s beyond miserable for everyone involved. The baby is crying hysterically, the siblings are covering their ears trying to drown out the screams, and the parents…oh the poor, poor parents are merely trying to survive. If you are […]

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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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