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A Marriage Left Vulnerable

My Vulnerable Marriage

It only took about 20 minutes into my first session for my therapist to say the words I had unknowingly been waiting to hear. They seemed so obvious when spoken so matter of factly, but I hadn’t yet put them together myself, “You’re extremely vulnerable right now.” What she went on to explain, although I […]

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Top Tips for Healthy Smiles

This post is sponsored by Pediatric Smiles Dentistry.When does my toddler really need to go to the dentist? When can they brush on their own? Do sweet snacks really hurt?  If your house is anything like mine, getting teeth brushed every night is enough of a battle without considering all the other care that needs […]

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Smashing Stereotypes and Raising Awareness | World Down Syndrome Day

  Like most people, my husband and I were so excited to welcome another baby into our family. We were even more thrilled to learn that our third child was a boy. Our two older daughters quickly assumed the mother-hen roles and couldn’t wait to spoil their baby brother.    Midway through my pregnancy, our […]

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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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Finding the Right Doctor Matters

Finding the Right Doctor Matters

Just a few hours after our sweet baby boy was born, a doctor walked in and told us (in not so choice words) that they couldn’t tell if he had one of his testicles. She said it could be undescended, but based on her evaluation it looked like he didn’t have one at all on […]

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Sneaky Veggies

Sneaky Veggies

My kid loves to eat. He is a developing foodie with a bottomless pit for a stomach and an obsession with fruit. Where he lacks an appetite is when it comes to veggies. He will usually eat broccoli and carrots without needing them hidden, i.e. steamed broccoli or roasted carrots. Other than that, he pretty […]

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The 2018 Guide to Pediatric Health in Kansas City

The providers you trust with your child's health - whether it's the pediatrician or dentist you visit regularly, or the services you need during special seasons or situations, you want someone you can trust. Our readers often ask for recommendations for mom-approved pediatricians, dentists and other kids health providers. Together with Overland Park Regional Medical [...]
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My Kiddo Got Glasses. Now What?

My three-year-old son just got glasses. I pitched this blog to our editor thinking “oh I can write a great, informative blog about what to do when a toddler gets glasses. It will be very helpful to other parents.” HAHAHAHA.  The truth is this is a lot harder than I expected. I don’t wear glasses, […]

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