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A Year of KC Dates: A Marriage Counselor’s Guide to Dating Your Spouse in Kansas City

Dear Vanessa, Kids are expensive, dating is expensive, and babysitters are expensive. My husband and I need time to reconnect. Can you give some practical ideas on how to spend time together as spouses that don’t cost an arm and a leg? As a counselor, it’s my job to work myself out of a job. […]

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7 Secrets to Date Night Success

Some of the wisest counsel that I’ve ever been given came from our pediatrician at our very first six-week check up; she told me to make date night a priority. She mentioned that too many couples are splitting up after the kids leave home because they’ve come to the realization that they don’t really know […]

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The Need to Refuel

Women, specifically mothers, are like cars. We need fuel in order to run properly. It doesn’t matter if you’re a smart car, an affordable car, or a luxury car: you need fuel. Now, you may or may not have ever experienced what happens when you’ve ignored the dropping needle or the indicator light that means […]

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The Waiting Room

We announced to our family and friends on May 5th of this year that we are deciding to grow our family through adoption.  On June 3rd, we published our online adoption profile and told the world about our search for a little girl.  By June 11th, we had over 2,000 page views on our profile, […]

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Date Night at the Starlight Theatre

Earlier this week, my husband (Jon) and I had the opportunity to cross another “first” off our Kansas City bucket list when we attended our first show at the Starlight Theatre. Not only was it our first time attending a show at the Starlight, but it was also a first of another kind: opening night […]

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