Author Archive | Britt

Springfield Missouri

Summer Road Trip: A Weekend In Springfield

I’m the mom of little littles. Three years old and 7 months old, to be exact. You can bet your bottom that there is no wild, European vacation in my near future. Of course, every once in a while, we still like to get away!  The ideal trip for us can be made within a […]

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Everyday Ways to Make Earth Day Every Day

In my family, I’m referred to, ever so lovingly, as “the hippie dippie whack doodle.” Between bouts of meatlessness to countless retail boycotts, I’ve built a reputation for myself. If you told my family that I’d chained myself to a tree in protest of deforestation, they’d probably believe you.   Realistically, though, I’m not a […]

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Disney Movies Should Come With a Trigger Warning For Moms

Disney Movies: Mom Trigger Warning Needed

Confession: I’m a crier. Reading “On The Night You Were Born” to my kids. Cried. Watching a particularly well done Folders commercial. Cried. Listening to my son sings “Dream A Little Dream,” the night-night song I’ve sung to him since birth. Cried. I carry no expectations of a “cry free zone” anywhere. If I’m present, […]

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yoga

Going to Yoga as a Mom

Going to yoga used to be simple.  Casually saunter into class. Unroll my mat. Clear my mind. Enjoy the flow. Namaste. Going to yoga as a mom is a completely different story. Let me count the ways:  Getting out the door is impossible.  If I’m working, it means I have a 45 minute window to […]

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Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

Watch Your Mouth Around My Kid

I have a terrible potty mouth. Just filthy.  I’m an educated, intelligent, professional woman with an extensive lexicon. I’m able to expound prolifically using a plethora of words and phrases. And, sometimes, there is no more appropriate a word to use than a well-placed f-bomb. My family jokingly took bets as to what my son’s […]

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Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting on a Limited Income

Budgeting has always been a priority for my husband and I.  We graduated from college in 2008 and 2009. The economy was trashed. Finding a job, any job, was a miracle.  Keeping that job was even more impressive.  Both my husband and I have experienced bouts of unemployment in our early careers, and it has influenced […]

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How Can You Bring a Child Into This World?

How Can You Bring a Child Into This World?

We live in a very scary world.  Terrorism. Poisoned water. Mass shootings. Hate crimes. Infectious disease outbreaks. Every time we turn on the television or click into social media, we’re bombarded with reasons to be afraid. Good reasons. Reasons for hiding in our homes, under the covers in our bed. Except that our beds are […]

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A House Divided

A House Divided

Not every family has a black sheep, but mine does. Me. I was born into a K-State home. My dad, aunts, cousins. Even as we moved around the country and far away from home, our wardrobes were full of purple and our hearts were back in Kansas. Which is why, when it came time to apply […]

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Early Lessons on Consent

Early Lessons On Consent

I have started and restarted this post at least half a dozen times. Each prior draft felt like a persuasive essay entitled “Why You Should Teach Your Kids About Consent.” Which is why I have deleted each of those drafts. Because you are already teaching your children about consent. Whether you realize it or not. […]

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Working Mom Hacks

Working Mom Hacks

I’ve written before about being a working mom. Forgive me. It is all I’ve known for the last year. It is rewarding. It is never ending. It is exhausting. This post could not have come at a better time!  I just finished two 70+ hour weeks, where I was running ragged and ready to throw in the towel. […]

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