Author Archive | victoriad


Why We Love Princesses

In our house, we have embraced the princess theme. Since having my daughter four years ago, I have read several articles that speak about not using the term “princess” with our daughters.  That it makes them weak and powerless. As if they are one that needs to be saved. As I read, I look around […]

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The Bedtime Battle

Our four-year-old daughter, Madeline, is our rainbow baby. Our first born, our son, Joshua, was passed away 36 hours after he was born the year before his little sister. When we had Madeline, I can remember being afraid to put her down in the hospital. I held her all night. I held my breath as […]

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Preeclampsia Awareness Month – My Story

My first foray into motherhood didn’t go how I had always pictured it. I didn’t get the natural, peaceful birth I had imagined just my husband and I breathing together, focused on bringing our first born, our son into this world on a beautiful May day. Instead, it was a terrifying, rushed, surgery on a […]

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Kansas City Treats

Somedays a kid just needs a treat. Whether we are rewarding a good deed or just celebrating the weekend, sometimes we think that a special treat is in order. And while I have seen list after list of where to find the best ice cream in town, sometimes we need something just a little different. […]

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Parents as Teachers

I {heart} Parents as Teachers

As a mom, I’m always looking for opportunities to help my daughter grow and learn. When I was still pregnant with Madeline, I read article upon article about the various ways to help nurture development and a love of learning in our soon-to-be daughter. All of my reading led me to discover the local Parents […]

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Christmas in Kansas City

Ask anyone that knows me – I’m a little obsessed with Christmas. I love to cover my house in twinkly lights inside and out. I have Christmas decorations on anything that’s standing still. I start Christmas shopping in May and can barely wait until Halloween is over to bring out the Christmas decorations. I bake […]

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Kansas City Rocks

Most of us that live in the Kansas City metro area know that Kansas City rocks. There are amazing parks, fabulous shopping, great places to eat (hello, barbecue), wonderful museums, awesome sports teams, and so much more. But lately, Kansas City has literally been rocked.   Painted rocks have been popping up all over the […]

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dance mom

Life of a First Time Dance Mom

From the moment we were told we were having a girl, I started dreaming of tutus and tap shoes. So when Madeline turned two, and had already been dancing around the house from the moment she could walk, I knew pink ballet slippers, tutus, and tap shoes were indeed in my future.   Now that […]

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