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mom guilt

15 Surefire Ways to Fight Mom Guilt

You know how moms are supposed to have it all, do it all, be it all or feel wracked with guilt?  But also how we’re supposed to sacrifice something we have/do/are (our job, staying home, self-care, time away, etc..) for our children or feel wracked with guilt? What if I told you those two things […]

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_I'm so bored_

I’m So Bored

Roughly five minutes into playing pretend with my preschooler, a little voice pipes up, “I’M SSSOOO BORED!” Nope, it’s not coming from my daughter. It’s coming from inside my head. Truth time: I get really bored playing with my daughter. Often. It’s boring. There I said it – and if you feel the same way, you […]

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A framework for managing (1)

A Framework for Supporting BIG FEELINGS

Young children are not especially known for their subtlety. Not when it comes to expressing their style, their opinions, or their feelings. We’ve all been witness to the meltdown in aisle 8, car seat tantrum, and the “I’M NOT TIRED” protest at bedtime. We know what BIG FEELINGS look like. Most of us probably know […]

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Thrifting for Kids' Clothes

Pop Some Tags: Thrifting Kids’ Clothing

When I was pregnant with our daughter, my husband and I read the book Redefining Girly (and have since recommended it to every parent we know, including you!). One section of the book I found particularly resonate highlights the ways in which girls’ clothing can dictate their behavior, the types of activities in which they […]

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Laid Back Parening

Laid Back Parenting

Raise your hand if you love a good Buzzfeed quiz. I mean, who DOESN’T want to know what kind of avocado toast they are?! And since I’m so clearly an organic chili flakes on vegan gluten-free sort of gal, it might surprise you to learn I’m also a pretty laid back parent. Not to be confused […]

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Unschooling | Kansas City Moms Blog

What About Calculus? Why We’re Unschooling

Now, before I begin, I’d like it noted that the following opinions are not an indictment of public, private, or otherwise more traditional schools. Both my parents are educators – my dad was even the superintendent of schools where I grew up. My husband and I met during teacher training. I taught third grade in […]

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Homemade Thanksgiving Stuffing Made with Bread and Herbs

Help! A Vegetarian is Coming to Thanksgiving Dinner

Picture this: your sister-in-law/nephew/neighbor/brother’s new girlfriend is vegetarian/vegan and they’re coming to your house for Thanksgiving. When it comes to making veg* versions of our favorite holiday meals, most people don’t even know where to begin. That’s okay! The good news is I’ve got some tips to help you survive a diversified Thanksgiving menu, and […]

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Not Just Salad! Easy Ways to Eat Veg Around KC

The most common thing people ask when they hear that our family – 3-year-old daughter included – eats a plant-based diet is, “But where does she get her protein?” I often bite my tongue and instead of saying: “The same place gorillas/cows/elephants/oxen/rhinoceroses/bulls/all the largest land mammals get theirs!” I say, “Plants! Plants have protein!” One, […]

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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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