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Chain Restaurants: Bring ’em On!

Picture in your mind the most elegant restaurant you have ever been to. Picture the beautifully folded cloth napkins, the pristine linen table cloth, the smell of the real candles that burn low to add to the ambiance. Imagine the soft sound of orchestral music playing in the background, and the many different courses offered […]

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Life of a First Time Dance Mom

From the moment we were told we were having a girl, I started dreaming of tutus and tap shoes. So when Madeline turned two, and had already been dancing around the house from the moment she could walk, I knew pink ballet slippers, tutus, and tap shoes were indeed in my future.   Now that […]

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The Pacifier War

When I pitched this post idea, I was hoping that by the time it was written, we’d already be over the pacifier problem. Yet, here we are … in the throes of addiction. My daughter’s pacifier relationship began on the fourth day of her life, when our pediatrician shoved it in her mouth to help […]

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Preparing for the Upcoming School Year

Summer is winding down, and the stores are full of crayons, glue sticks, and pencils. My second grader is grabbing the school list and checking it twice. My preschoolers can’t read a calendar, but they feel something in the air (other than intense humidity). A little anxiety might be starting for students and moms, so […]

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A Stranger Told Me I Was A Bad Mom

I stood there in shock and disbelief. A woman I didn’t know, a stranger, was standing in the middle of the store, telling me I was a bad mother. I was four weeks postpartum. My toddler was whining because I couldn’t open his fruit snacks fast enough and my newborn daughter was screaming in her […]

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Summer Road Trip: Visit Wichita!

We have partnered with Visit Wichita to highlight what Wichita, Kansas has to offer for a weekend getaway. However, all opinions are those of the writer.When planning our summer, we were looking for easy road trips. We did our big family vacation in February so we needed something with an easy car ride from KC, […]

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Summer Publishing Break

An important announcement: Kansas City Moms Blog is taking a little break! For two weeks each July, we use our summer publishing break to recharge our batteries, spend some much-needed time with our families, and finalize our new contributor team (to be announced soon!). Don’t worry, though – we won’t be gone long … 😉 In the […]

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Sometimes I Wonder

It was one of those brilliantly sunny evenings when we were all outside, the kids were playing together and my husband and I were able to simply sit at the patio table and watch them. That doesn’t happen very often so I was certainly trying to soak it in for the 7 minutes it lasted […]

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