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morning

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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Finding Myself Again

All at once, everything crashed. My adrenaline wore off, the baby was here to stay, nobody in the house slept through the night in weeks, I hadn’t showered in an unacceptable amount of time, my eyes had permanent bags, my husband worked the night shift, and I was alone. Even with a baby tethered to […]

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Dr. Donna Pacicca

Meet Dr. Donna Pacicca – Children’s Mercy Surgeon, Band Mom

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Children’s Mercy on a six-part series featuring working moms at Children’s Mercy. Dr. Donna Pacicca is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, most often treating kids with sports-related injuries. Originally from New York, Dr. Pacicca started both her career and her family in Boston. Her clinical research focuses […]

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yearly appointments

Five Appointments to Make Every Year

Adulting. It’s not particularly fun and exciting, but it’s important. As a mom you probably spend a lot of time managing your family calendar and making sure your kids get in for their yearly well checks, vaccinations, dental appointments and numerous visits to the orthodontist (are these still monthly? I had four years of monthly […]

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I Don't Want to Have it All

I Don’t Want To Have It All

For too long, I ranked my success as a mother on whether or not I could keep everything balanced. It was almost as though my life resembled spinning plates in a circus act, perfectly in sync and never wavering. My career, my marriage, the cleanliness of my home and the happiness of my child all […]

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finding the beautiful

Finding the Beautiful

The baby is teething. The toddler is exercising his independence with dashes through parking lots and going forward down the stairs. The preschooler is having meltdowns at little things. Every little thing. The husband just finished his fourth week of weekday travel. Four weeks of solo bedtime routines. The house is a mess. The car smells […]

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mama stains

Mama Stains

Thou shall never interrupt a mama taking a late night shower. Unless you’re sneaking in to quickly tell her how much you love her or to hand her some more of those fancy hotel shower soaps. Maybe you could let her know that you will have a glass of iced water or wine waiting for […]

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You Don't Have to Wear Yoga Pants

You Don’t HAVE to Wear Yoga Pants

Dear Moms, I’m going to say something probably slightly controversial. You don’t have to wear yoga pants. You don’t have to wear leggings. You don’t have to wear anything specific and you don’t have to justify your clothing choices to anyone! Let me elaborate. I saw a meme the other day that said something to […]

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I Took a Shower…

I almost lost it tonight. Between the constant whining, bad nonexistent listening habits and stepping on the same damn kernel of corn on the kitchen floor for the umpteenth time (I had swept the floor 32 times today. How was I still stepping on food?), I felt on the verge of a mommy meltdown. I don’t […]

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Tips for a Healthier 2015

For as long as I can remember I would always put lose weight as my No. 1 New Year’s resolution. That would usually last a few weeks. OK, let’s be honest… a few days and then I would fall off the wagon and say “Screw it! I have no willpower, I can’t do it!” And with that I would […]

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