Author Archive | Sarah

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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Taking the hassle out of grocery shopping

If grocery shopping were as simple as making a list, throwing food in the cart and driving home, my weekly errand would be a breeze. Instead, it involves finding the ever elusive “car cart,” bribing – which causes me to forget half my list and burn 500 calories just walking back and forth across the entire […]

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Talking to kids when tragedy hits close to home

We’ve gotten numb to reading the details of another shooting splashed across the news. Usually, it happens in someone else’s community where the victims’ names are unfamiliar. Yesterday, it didn’t happen somewhere else. It happened here. Reat Underwood, a freshman at Blue Valley High School and an Eagle Scout, was shot and killed along with […]

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Searching for more than a doctor

I used to joke that I wished I could have my pap smear more than once a year because I missed my midwife. After going through a pregnancy, a dramatic delivery experience and then a miscarriage, I’m pretty sure I was set on having 10 kids just so we could have our bi-weekly chats for […]

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Raising a super reader

We started reading to our son, Henry, when he was in utero; I diligently read black and white books like I was told to do in those first few months of his life. Now that he’s a little person who has his own ideas about whether he’d like to read a book or grind Play-Doh into […]

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The Magic of Disney (even with a toddler)

As we were boarding our plane to leave Orlando earlier this week, a mom in line in front of me was lamenting to her husband about their Disney World vacation. “At least we got THAT out of the way,” she said. I’ll admit: it wasn’t the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever taken, though we’re definitely […]

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a love letter

Dear Husband, I know that our daily conversations are no longer spent discussing politics or dreaming about the future but instead seem to primarily consist of to-do lists, meal planning, errand running and the occasional nagging.   I know there are days when I am being mangled by one boy “cuddling” my face all day […]

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Fun at the Library

“Having fun isn’t hard … when you have a library card!” Cartoon aardvark Arthur was right, and the Plaza Library has become our go-to source for free fun. Aside from the awesome kids area with shelves of books, fun floor toys, a telescope to view the city, a puppet theater, coloring sheets and crayons and […]

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