Author Archive | Sarah

Beautiful jewelry is hand-crafted by our partners in Haiti, and scarves like the one above are hand-dyed in Uganda. (Special Mother’s Day Bundle in Tangerine $109, http://goex.org/tangerine-bundle.html

The GO Exchange: Giving Life, Empowering Women

Note: This post is sponsored by, and written in collaboration with Lori Zehr, Retail Director of the GO Exchange. I love kids. I have two children of my own (boys, ages 8 and 10), eight nieces and nephews, and one more on the way. There’s nothing I love more than throwing around the football with my […]

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Walking for St. Jude’s (so that someday we don’t have to)

In January 2010, Jennifer Christiansen’s life as a mother changed forever. when her 11-month-old daughter, Avery, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. In the last four years, there have been appointments, consultations, treatments and recoveries. Hopeful days and horrific days. As a result of her treatment, Avery, now almost 6, has special needs including vision and hearing loss, […]

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Smiles Change Lives

“Your child needs braces.” Words no parent (or their pocketbook) wants to hear. Though orthodontic care certainly requires some financial sacrifice, many children don’t have the financial means to receive necessary care. Smiles Change Lives (SCL) is an affordable orthodontic option for low-income families. For Dawson, 14, who received care through the program, he’s gained confidence […]

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Mommy, cancer patient, survivor

Kristen sat in the salon chair with her toddler son on her lap. Together, they watched in the mirror as her long blond hair got shorter and shorter. Finally, her husband and brother take the first shaves with the buzzer. Soon, the girl staring back at her in the mirror was bald. The story began […]

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Consignment sale wins

Given the opportunity to buy clothes to outfit my little men without forking over a large percentage of my monthly budget, I take it without hesitation. At the Just Between Friends Overland Park sale this month, I took my list of needs including jeans without holes, winter coats and hats, shoes and of course, K-State apparel. […]

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Just Between Friends for moms on a budget

When I was pregnant for the first time, I spent a great deal of time planning out all the cute outfits and brand-new equipment I’d buy for this precious little man. People showered me with gifts and bought me lots of shiny new stuff. But then, baby grew into toddler and clothes were expensive – and to […]

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Destination: Omaha

Each summer, we try to take at least one road trip to explore life outside of the metro area – preferably far enough away to require a hotel stay because in hotels, people clean for you! This year we loaded up the car, including a screaming six-week-old and traveled three hours north to Omaha, Nebraska. In the four […]

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Giving up on Google parenting

Giving up on Google parenting

It all started with a simple question – how can I get my newborn suffering from reflux to sleep anywhere besides my chest? But nothing is simple when Google gets involved. After making my initial query, I was led to online message boards where the momsters convinced me that I needed to give up all […]

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A little {free!} library of our own

Note: In addition to supplies to construct the library, Kansas City Moms Blog received samples from Alpha-Bits in exchange for writing this post. Opinions are those of the contributor who wrote them. I learned about the Little Free Library programs years ago – but the thought of building one, putting myself out there as a […]

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KC’s magical places where moms work and kids play

Finding time to get together with other mom friends is difficult at best when you consider nap times, music classes, and doctor appointments. Finding a place to chat is even harder when kids want out of the house but mom wants uninterrupted discussion or even more challenging – a place to get work done. There are […]

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Introducing the KCMB Mother of the Year

Maggie Sabato, Kansas City Moms Blog’s Mother of the Year, is a testament to the fact that a mother’s job never ends. She raised her two daughters – Stephanie and Cecily – on her own after choosing to remove herself from her marriage. Maggie, 85, can tell many stories about the challenges of being a single […]

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