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Ch-ch-changes: Putting Family First

Ch-ch-changes: Putting Family First

I am typically terrible at change.  I am a homebody at heart and tend to form very close bonds with family, friends and co-workers.  But this year, I made a conscious decision to channel my inner Oprah in search of some spectacular “Ah ha” moments.  I decided to come from a place of “Yes.”  And […]

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Working Mom Hacks

Working Mom Hacks

I’ve written before about being a working mom. Forgive me. It is all I’ve known for the last year. It is rewarding. It is never ending. It is exhausting. This post could not have come at a better time!  I just finished two 70+ hour weeks, where I was running ragged and ready to throw in the towel. […]

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When Daddy Works From Home

When Daddy Works From Home

Many modern families are migrating toward new and unique ways to manage a work/life balance. The old-fashioned view of a working family structure, where dad kisses his wife on his way off to work while mom stays behind and looks after the kids, in many ways, is still prevalent as the ideal functioning family in […]

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KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Christa Dubill, 41 Action News Anchor

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. Christa Dubill is an Emmy award-winning anchor with a passion for […]

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KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Sarah Soden, Director, Center for Pediatric Genomic Medicine

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. Sarah Soden is the Director of the Center for Pediatric Genomic […]

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KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Jean Peters Baker, Jackson County Prosecutor

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. Jackson County (Mo.) Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker is the mother of […]

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KC Moms That Inspire

KC Moms That Inspire: Dr. Natasha Burgert, Pediatrician

This year for Mother’s Day, we’re celebrating motherhood by featuring several local moms who play important roles both in their families and the Kansas City community. These moms have encouragement for all of us as we care for ourselves, our families and our work. First, we interviewed pediatrician Dr. Natasha Burgert. Natasha Burgert, MD, FAAP, […]

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Parenting and Professionalism

Parenting and Professionalism

There are 168 hours in each week. As a work-outside-the-home mama, I fit a lot into those hours. Work, grocery shopping, laundry, chores, errands, the rare workout, and the even more rare stretch of sleep that lasts longer than 3 hours at a time.  I do lots of other things during those hours, but I […]

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6 Wardrobe Staples Every Working Mom Needs

6 Wardrobe Staples Every Working Mom Needs

I’ve always been interested in fashion, and putting together outfits has been a favorite hobby of mine for years (you can see regular style posts on my personal blog, Shea Lennon). However, after having a baby and going back to work, getting dressed became something I dreaded rather than looked forward to. My wardrobe was […]

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Becoming a Mom Boss

Becoming a Mom Boss

When I had my first child, I was working in the marketing department of a large corporation. The job was fine, but it certainly wasn’t anything I was super passionate about. However, my husband had just started his own business, we had a baby and we had lots of bills to pay, so off to […]

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My Kitchen Counter Office

My Kitchen Counter Office

The biggest success of my day is wiping my kitchen counter. Yes. Spraying my counter with cleaner and taking a towel to it. I’m not a neat freak or a super clean mama. When I wipe my kitchen counter, I’ve managed to contain the bills, to-do lists, bank deposits, dinner ingredients, tomorrow’s lunch boxes, Legos, […]

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