Author Archive | Courtney

Mommy, Put Away Your Phone

Mommy, Put Your Phone Away

It’s a gorgeous August evening. The peepers are peeping, the moon has just popped out, and my 3-and-half-year-old son and I are enjoying one of our favorite summer traditions: porch popsicles. A pretty perfect night for us. Suddenly I hear  it: “Mommy, put your phone away.” Busted. He caught me checking my Twitter feed when […]

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I can't tell which he likes better: his cool new glasses or his own reflection.

Getting New Glasses: My Excellent Experience at Eyemart Express

This post was sponsored by Eyemart Express. However, opinions belong to the writer.My 3 and a half year old son wears glasses. We discovered this past winter that he will need to wear them “all waking hours until he’s a teenage” according to his ophthalmologist. Because he’s a little boy, he’s very tough on his […]

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My Kiddo Got Glasses. Now What?

My three-year-old son just got glasses. I pitched this blog to our editor thinking “oh I can write a great, informative blog about what to do when a toddler gets glasses. It will be very helpful to other parents.” HAHAHAHA.  The truth is this is a lot harder than I expected. I don’t wear glasses, […]

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This Alexander Austin mural is painted at the busy intersection of 31st and Troost.

Troost Isn’t a Four-Letter Word

“You’re moving where?” said a well-meaning friend one morning when I told her the good news that we found a super cute house. “A few blocks east of Troost. A little bungalow south of Rockhurst.” “Oh,” she replied and didn’t say anything else. When we were getting ready to move into our current house, I […]

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Daycare Parking Lot Drama

As a working mom, mornings can feel like a sprinted marathon that I must complete within a specific window of time: daycare drop off at between 8:30-8:45, me getting to work by 9. Usually, I’m barely finishing without collapsing. That’s why the daycare drop-off is KEY in getting to work on time. But sometimes, it […]

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