From real-life essays on motherhood to tips for navigating family life in Kansas City, here is our roundup of Kansas City Moms Blog’s most-read posts of 2016!
“Just as we had started to recover, I got the dreaded text from my husband: ‘Sick. Coming home.’ When he got back he dropped his stuff and marched sadly up to bed, declaring that he was dealing with ‘throat ulcers’ in addition to what we had.”
“I am pretty sure I have found the ultimate mom life-hack. It magically provides a peaceful shower (taken alone), a moment to sip (hot) coffee in the morning and allows time to collect thoughts and prepare for the day.”
“When we should be protecting families, we are instead punishing them. But, why? So that someone can get her 15 minutes of fame by waging war against mommies to justify her own 18 month sabbatical?”
“I’m in no way saying I love my children more than a mom who conceived naturally. I’m just saying that because of my experience, I often have surreal moments of gratitude. Moments where I can’t even believe they’re mine.”
“Look, if yoga pants and t-shirts are your thing, great. Rock it. But if you’re one of those moms who wishes she could look nicer but resigns herself to ‘this is what moms wear,’ I want you to stop it.”
If you’re a regular at Deanna Rose Farmstead, you probably know all about the long list of fun things you can do there with your kids. Here are some tips to make your visits even more fun!
“Before I became a mom, the decision to go back to work after I had a child seemed pretty straightforward. I didn’t naively think it would be easy, or that I wouldn’t miss my kid, but I had no idea just how hard it would be to juggle work life and mom life without losing my sanity.”
“Second Kid gets bath time because I can throw her in there with her sister. After that, we basically get her in her pajamas and dump her in her crib with a favorite blanket and her sound machine because we have to deal with First Kid’s elaborate bedtime routine.”