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Them vs. Us: the Bedtime Battle

There is something quite mysterious about bedtime. All of a sudden, your children turn into nighttime assassins–vigorously fighting against the one and only thing that threatens their souls. Bedtime. Does anyone else fight this battle, or is it just me? I mean, seriously. Can we talk about the stages of bedtime? From birth on, kids […]

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Gun Safety and Your Child

There are so many things we, as parents, can disagree on. Clothe diapers vs. disposable. Organic vs. Genetically modified foods. Screen time! Can I get an “AMEN”?    Its hard to find another family who agrees on EVERYTHING. I thought that gun rules in all homes were the same, but I have recently realized that […]

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Heroes Out of Uniform

Have you ever had someone buy you a meal? Someone anonymous that you didn’t know…just doing a good deed for the sake of humanity? I have. I can tell you that its a wonderful feeling.    A few weeks ago, however, it happened to my family and I was FURIOUS. Let me lay out the […]

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A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

One of the things I most looked forward to when I became a mother was sharing childhood favorites with my daughter. I can’t wait until we can read the Little House series together, watch The Breakfast Club and visit the ballet. Those things will all come with time. Right now one of my favorite things […]

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That Miraculous Morning

 You know the mornings that I’m talking about. The people that wake up to no alarm, the sun is shining and look pretty happy. There might be some kids strewn about, but really, who doesn’t have that? But after they wake up and smell that coffee (always Folgers) and enjoy together, it’s pure bliss. There […]

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When Your Kid is That Kid

To the Mom Who Holds Her Breath: Through the play date. Through the school day. Through aisle no. 7 at the grocery store. Through Sunday afternoon with the in-laws. Through Friday morning at the doctor. Through 11 o’clock Wednesday at the playground. I see you there. I know you woke this morning to oceans of […]

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Awesome Podcasts for Kids

Dropping kids off at school, chauffeuring them to after-school activities, or just making a quick run to the grocery store—here in KC, almost all of us drive our kids around every day. And, let’s face it—too much time in the car with kids can be AWFUL. They fight, they complain about how long we’ve been […]

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A beautiful dinner alfresco, until the toddler wakes up screaming to the sound of his mom's fork grazing a plate.

How to Take Kids Out to Eat in 37 Easy Steps

We’ve all been there. It’s a Friday night, the refrigerator is depleted from the week’s school lunches and the thought of cooking and cleaning up another meal sounds about as exciting as a trip to the gynecologist. You deserve it and you know it. A nice meal out, chilled wine in a real glass and […]

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