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Winter Car Seat Safety Reminders

Hi, mama! Winter is coming, and this is a great time to chat about some car seat safety reminders. We have all seen the sanctimommy who just can’t keep herself from dispensing unsolicited advice. I promise it won’t be like that! I am not a CPST (Child Passenger Safety Technician), but I am mom to a one-year-old and […]

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Why Open Adoption?

Why Open Adoption?

On Tuesday nights you can find me in front of the television watching the new hit show on NBC, This Is Us. An emotional family drama, This Is Us has been the perfect solution for my post-Parenthood withdrawals. Relatable characters, heart warming family dynamics, and the crazy plot twists? I’m in! As an adoptive parent myself, […]

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The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

The Art of Avoiding Conversations with Your Children

So maybe half the people refused to read this after the title. Because it’s not cool. You’re supposed to be fully present with your children. Because someday you’re going to miss this. Your children should be the center of your universe. Everything they say is really important. Believe me, I listen to my kids. A lot. […]

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Summer Kids Movies in Kansas City

Summer Kids Movies: New Releases, Park, Dive-In and Drive-In

WHAT TO SEE Before you take your kids to see any of these films, check out Common Sense Media’s reviews for a complete description of what to expect to determine if they are right for your child. Follow the title links below for some fun interactive sites (some have games for kids)! Here’s what to see when […]

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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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