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Breastfeeding for the First Timer and the Experienced Mom

In anticipation of this spring’s opening of The Birth Place, featuring a Level II NICU, we have partnered with Olathe Medical Center and local mom, Sarah, to document her pregnancy and birth journey in this new space. I was warned that breastfeeding would be hard and painful. If someone asked me how my breastfeeding journey […]

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Your KC Summer Guide: Favorite Annual Events

We might be biased, but we’re pretty sure Kansas City has some of the best festivals and family-friendly events, especially in the summer. Mark your calendar for these favorites you can look forward to every year. Annual Marble Day The Annual Marble Day Celebration on May 6 in downtown Bonner Springs celebrates marble games and other old-fashioned […]

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Your KC Summer Guide: Movies Under the Stars

Grab your blankets, lawn chairs and snacks for a relaxing summer night. (For a more extensive list of this summer’s movie offerings, don’t miss our summer movie guide next week! Also, as parents, please utilize one of the many available online resources to help you make informed viewing decisions for your family.) Popcorn in the Park – Stocksdale Park Liberty […]

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Love Letter to My Instant Pot

Dear Instant Pot, I feel a little funny writing to you. We’ve been working together so well though, and my heart is telling me it’s time to tell you how I really feel.  I love you. The way you bail me out at 5 p.m., when I suddenly realize I don’t have dinner started nor […]

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Shop Local for Mother’s Day

Pssst — did you know Mother’s Day is quietly approaching? Instead of racing over to Amazon two days before, why not consider shopping locally? Kansas City is FULL of local companies that produce unique and quality products. Here are some ideas to get you thinking. (If you are a mom who’s reading this article, feel free […]

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When I Failed to Recognize his Anxiety

Dear sweet not-so-baby boy, I’m writing this letter to you as an apology. You are beyond a doubt the sweetest, most kind-hearted, gentle soul I have ever met. I’m so sorry for what I have done over your past 8 years, and I’m sorry for what I have not done. Kellen Thomas, you mean the […]

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The April Giraffe Fiasco is Finally Over (So, What’s Next?)

The last two months of  many (probably way too many) people’s lives have been filled with live feeds of April the giraffe and a will-she, won’t-she vibe. It seemed like every other day some “expert” or “specialist” was guaranteeing she would go into labor or have her baby soon. And after several weeks of constant trending and […]

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Staying Connected with the Family Calling Card

Valentine’s Day dinner with The Hubby is always one of my favorites. We vow not to chat about the kiddos, and this year was no exception – that is, until our last bite of dessert when I exclaimed, “We’re creating mommy calling cards as a fundraiser for the PTA!” He nearly choked on his white […]

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