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Twin Mom’s Guide to Surviving the First Year

I have to start out by saying this guide isn’t about patting myself on the back because I’m a twin mom and have all the things figured out. Because I sure as heck don’t! Rather, it’s a celebration of sorts—that I get to share with other expecting moms through my own personal experience. For everyone […]

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Our First Ambulance Ride

It’s an interesting feeling hearing sirens in the distance and knowing they’re coming for your baby. It’s ominous because of the sense of crisis, but it’s also a relief knowing that help is on the way. The evening had started normally. My 14-month-old daughter had been fussy from teething, but after some ibuprofen she’d be […]

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Gentle-ish Reminders for Your Friends Who Misuse Car Seats

  Hey friends, I know this is not for you. You all read your manuals and checked the updated AAP, CDC, and NHTSA safety guidelines for proper child restraint use. And with that knowledge, I’m sure that you too have noticed a friend or relative, through a photo on Facebook or before your very eyes, […]

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Finding Your Ms. Phyllis | Kansas City Moms Blog

Finding Your Ms. Phyllis

The thought of finding a place and people to care for your child while you go to work all day is one that no mother looks forward to. And because finding reliable, safe and affordable care for an infant is even more difficult these days, the search for child care must start well before you […]

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Daycare Doubts: Questions to Ask When Choosing Childcare

It’s one of the toughest decisions you will make as a parent. Choosing a babysitter or childcare provider can come with lots of questions, concerns and doubts. Let’s be honest, if you need a a babysitter, nanny or childcare provider than your child will most likely spend more time in their hands than in yours. […]

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What a NICU Mama Needs

Whether it’s planned or completely unexpected, when your baby is in the NICU, life just gets overwhelming. My son was rushed to Children’s Mercy by ambulance early in the morning on his third day of life. I was completely exhausted and very drugged up still from an abrupt C-section and uncontrollable nausea even after delivery. […]

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My Pumping in Public Confession

It’s National Breastfeeding Awareness month. The interweb has been flooded with articles, stories, and pictures talking about the benefits of breastfeeding and also what it is like to breastfeed in today’s culture. One of the trending conversations this month has been on pumping – particularly pumping away from home. If you search the hashtag #ipumpedhere […]

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Baby Fairs: A Pregnant Mom’s Heaven

In anticipation of this spring’s opening of The Birth Place, featuring a Level II NICU, we have partnered with Olathe Medical Center and local mom, Sarah, to document her pregnancy and birth journey in this new space. Do you remember those huge catalogs you’d get in the mail? My sisters and I would get so […]

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