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Downtown Dazzle

Downtown Dazzle: a Kansas City Holiday Experience

It’s no secret that there are a ton of great holiday activities taking place across Kansas City in the month ahead. As parents, we’re constantly looking for ways to create lasting memories of the holiday season – which is why, whether you’re hoping to create new traditions or build on old family favorites, there’s no better way […]

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Grief & Gratitude

I’m pretty sure there was a whoosh of glitter when the clock struck midnight on Halloween. The candy wrappers had barely settled before everything, everywhere was painted red and green. The holiday season is like that. Whoosh. Bang. Merry merry. And somewhere, in-between the pumpkins and evergreens is that turkey-ridden, gravy-covered, pie-crusted day of thanks. […]

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Happy Holiday Recovery

On this, my fourth time around the kids-and-holidays block, here’s what I’m finally learning: the first week of January should be dedicated to one task, and one task only – holiday recovery. Even if your holidays were utterly magical, this rule still applies to you. For as my son’s preschool teachers reminded us before the […]

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Real Moms of Christmas

Well here we are, we’ve made it to the final stretch. Christmas is only a few days away and then once again we can return to scrolling through our social media streams without feeling the pang of guilt of not doing ALL THE HOLIDAY THINGS with our kids. I thought I was #winningatchristmas when I let […]

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Holiday Hacks for Parents

The holidays are a magical time, especially when lived vicariously through children. There truly is nothing better than watching them experience the wonder. Social media shows the highs of the Christmas season: matching outfits, well-behaved Santa visits and a peaceful Christmas morning breakfast eating Rudolph-shaped pancakes. For our first Christmas with a baby in tow, […]

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This Holiday Season, I Promise to…

The holidays are a special time. A time to be thankful, to revel in the joy sparkling in our children’s eyes and a reason to spend precious moments with the ones we hold dear. The memories we make hold an extraordinary place in a family’s history. From quirky celebrations to Grandma’s famous cinnamon roll recipe, the […]

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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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Teal Pumpkin Project

The Year of the Teal Pumpkin

It was just a little over a year ago that one of my sons got sick. It was a nightmare scenario; we were traveling abroad in my husband’s home country, a place where we didn’t know the doctors, weren’t familiar with the hospitals and our then 6-month-old came down with what we thought at the […]

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Three Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas to Make Your Presents Pop

3 Easy Gift Wrapping Ideas to Make Your Presents Pop

Nothing says, “I care about you,” quite like spending a few extra minutes wrapping a gift. Most of us are struggling to find a few extra minutes, though, in the festive-filled holiday rush. Lucky for us, it doesn’t take long to put a little pop in your presents this year. Washi Tape This craft craze has hit the gift-wrapping […]

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10 Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

10 Christmas Books to Add to Your Collection

It’s mid-December. Stockings are hung, trees are trimmed, and lights are twinkling on houses and storefronts throughout the city. Christmas shopping is in full force, which for me, means that the UPS delivery guy and I are becoming quite close. (Seriously, can I get an amen for free 2-day shipping?!?) More importantly though, families are coming together […]

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