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lonely mom life

When Mom Life Feels Lonely

When you’re a mom, especially to littles, you’re never really alone. Even bathroom breaks aren’t solo experiences, and if you think for a moment that it is, the silence is interrupted by a tiny hand pounding on the door. Despite this “never alone” kind of situation we find ourselves in, it’s still quite possible to […]

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What About Dad?

MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers). BBM (Building Better Moms).   Mommy and Me.   Johnson County Moms.   Northland Moms.   Kansas City Moms Blog.   And the list goes on and on for groups and resources available for Kansas City moms. What is missing from the list above? D-A-D.  Seriously, what about dad? I know […]

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playgroup

Revolving House Playgroup

Five boys happily, yet crazily run around my house. Around and around. Tromping upstairs. Turn around! Back downstairs. Hurry! They disappear into the back yard. They’re all clad in turtle shells and capes holding Nerf guns, weapons and anything else they can use for strict super hero communication purposes.  I love their noises. Their screams. […]

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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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When You're Not Part of a Village

When You’re Not Part of a Village

Village (and tribe) posts seem to be all the rage right now on social media. Have you noticed that? Clever memes, heartfelt blog posts, post from media outlets, and friends sharing stories and photos of their own “village” or “tribe” out for an evening, hanging out at a park together, sitting on someone’s back deck, […]

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I'm Not the Best Mom

I’m Not the Best Mom

A couple of days ago I had what some might call an “off day.” I’d call it a total cluster of insanity! I was throwing together sandwiches and snacks for the kids to eat in the car on the way to soccer practice, I was on the phone with my editor who needed a project […]

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How to be a better friend

How Not to Suck at Friendship

One thing I’m trying to work on this year is being a better friend. As a mom who works full time and also writes a blog, I find myself in front of a computer a lot more than I find myself in front of real, live people. Although I don’t intend to, I spend a […]

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Kindness

Three Little Questions

At the end of each day, I ask myself three little questions. I take advantage of those rare moments of silence before I fall asleep to reflect on my actions and lessons learned throughout the day. I ask myself these three little questions because they keep life, and my place in it, in perspective. Did I […]

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Making Memories with Flowers on Women's Day

Making Memories with Flowers on Women’s Day

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by the Society of American Florists. However, all opinions are those of the contributor who wrote them. With Valentine’s Day still visible in the rearview mirror and Mother’s Day on the horizon, our local florists, gift shops and restaurants are knee-deep in the celebration business these days. In just the last […]

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Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Is Facebook on Its Way Out?

Ahhh, Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with the king of social media platforms. Yes, it provides me with entertainment in those times when I just need a break from the insanity of life as a mother of small children. But sometimes it feels like a black hole from which I can never escape! One […]

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Building Your Village

Mom Friends: How to Know if You’ve Found a Keeper

Let’s be real for a second. Husbands are great. We need them as our companions, partners and Netflix-watching comrades. Moms, sisters, aunts, mothers-in-law, they are all invaluable resources and sounding boards. Coworkers can be like extended family. But girlfriends, more specifically “mom friends,” are our lifelines. Life is sweeter with mom friends. Sure, friendships existed […]

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