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My (Slightly Offensive) Motto

I’ll cut to the chase. It’s “don’t be a jerk.” So many tense, awkward or otherwise annoying situations could be avoided if people simply chose not to be jerks. Case in point: I’m patiently waiting in line at the Starbucks drive-through like every other currently under-caffeinated Mom when a driver darts in front of me. […]

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An Open Letter to the Mommy Blog Editors

An Open Letter to the Mommy Blog Editors

The sound of an orchestra tuning before a concert is happening on the Internet. A network of sounds – low and deep, high-pitched, staccato and playful, slow and grieving – all moving around a central note in order to attune to one another and play their instruments of dissonance and resolutions. Mothers everywhere are playing […]

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How to Discipline Your Kids Without Spanking, Time Outs, Yelling, and Negative Consequences

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with, Secure Counseling, LLC. Parenting is hard. Shaping little humans is the most difficult thing most of us have ever done. There are so many things I wish I had been open to someone teaching me before I began motherhood without my feeling like they were […]

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Meet Kansas City’s Mompreneurs: Modern Makers

It was happenstance research for her  landscape architecture firm that led her to stumble across a beautiful quilting blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. At the time, Elizabeth Nelson was still a landscape architect in title, but more importantly, she was a maker. And it was following this passion that led her to the furthering of a movement here in Kansas […]

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Mommy Crucifixion

This weekend I turned thirty-three; I’m also pregnant with my third child. At 33, I feel pretty good about my family, my vocational work, my marriage. My husband (now 35) reminded me that I am now the same age that Jesus was when he was crucified. Oh, my. There are a million things I could […]

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The Three F-Words

At the dinner table, Sophie sits, whining about the chicken and broccoli casserole the rest of us are already eating. “It’s yucky,” she drawls. “I don’t want to eat iiiiiiiiiit.” “One bite to try it again, then you can make yourself a peanut butter sandwich,” I say, trying my best to keep my building irritation […]

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A Simple Mother’s Day Only, Please

First of all, let me be one of the first to say … NOW, let me remind you that we are all different. We do different things. We like different things. We live different lives. That’s how it’s supposed to be. Differences are natural! Unfortunately, so is comparison. My advice: stop comparing and enjoy the […]

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Pinterest – Love it? Hate it?

whewwwww…. whewwwww…. whewwwww…. There – my inflatable soapbox is aired up and ready for me to rant about Pinterest. Let me begin by sharing that I am an avid “pinner” – a Pinterest iPhone app kind of gal. The ease of quickly seeing lots of visuals for anything I search for is much more effective […]

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Calling for a Mom Uprising!

Society’s perception of women and mothers really makes me lose my mind. Let me pull out my soapbox for just a minute here … We are lead to believe in a competition … a MOM-petition, if I may. I don’t know about you, but from my little corner of the world NOTHING is clearly black […]

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