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See Ya, Suburbs!

A few months ago, my husband and I did something drastic: we sold our home in the suburbs, got rid of half our stuff, and moved into a small two-bedroom apartment in the middle of the city. The reasons for doing so ranged from not wanting to do yard work anymore, wanting to be able […]

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My grandfather, Macario, and I on my wedding day in 2004.

Why I Keep My Maiden Name

“Mrs. Collins!” My son’s friend had to yell in my direction at least three times before he caught my attention. I was caught off guard. You see, I do not use my married name on a daily basis. Before you judge, you need to read the whole post to understand my unconventional choice. Don’t get […]

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Be Fancy AND Frugal with Craigslist!

When I decided to quit working and stay home with my children, I knew it would be necessary for me to contribute to our family in a different way. Like most stay-at-home moms, I did not choose this lifestyle because we were making too much money as a dual-income household. In fact, a large part […]

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Book-Themed Summer Stay-cation Ideas

Book-Themed Summer Staycation Ideas

Does anyone else feel the pressure to plan a bunch of fun activities for her kids once summer rolls around? Is anyone else terrible at that? Especially when you work full time year-round and summer feels pretty much like any other time of the year. I may not be great at activity planning (thank goodness […]

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Lee’s Summit Parks

If you are lucky enough to have visited any of the  fabulous parks in Lee’s Summit you’ll understand why they are an award winning Parks and Rec Department. A dedicated group that provides such great spaces for all ages of kids and adults in this area. In a booming, family friendly community as welcoming as […]

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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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