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Mother’s Day Done Right!

Being a mother is the most wonderful, exhausting, underappreciated job. You are chef, maid, and doctor all rolled into one. Mom’s are expected to be healer of all things and knower of all things and yet, children hardly ever say thank you. Especially young children. About six years ago my wonderful husband started the most […]

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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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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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Front Row Mom

I don’t really have any hangups about aging. I’ve comfortably settled into the point in my life where I dread having plans to go almost anywhere. While I once turned down a car from my parents because it didn’t have a sunroof, I now happily drive an ugly minivan with a DVD player in place […]

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Disney Movies Should Come With a Trigger Warning For Moms

Disney Movies: Mom Trigger Warning Needed

Confession: I’m a crier. Reading “On The Night You Were Born” to my kids. Cried. Watching a particularly well done Folders commercial. Cried. Listening to my son sings “Dream A Little Dream,” the night-night song I’ve sung to him since birth. Cried. I carry no expectations of a “cry free zone” anywhere. If I’m present, […]

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A Movie Theater Just for Kids

Going to the movies with your kids can be tricky. You are never quite sure if they’ll sit through the whole thing, if they’ll get antsy or if they’ll just generally be annoying to you and other moviegoers. Enter Shawnee B&B Theatre’s new screenPLAY. This recently renovated theater in western Shawnee now includes a kid-friendly […]

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Laid Back Parenting

Raise your hand if you love a good Buzzfeed quiz. I mean, who DOESN’T want to know what kind of avocado toast they are?! And since I’m so clearly an organic chili flakes on vegan gluten-free sort of gal, it might surprise you to learn I’m also a pretty laid back parent. Not to be confused […]

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Slowing Down

It’s one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. And I’m still not sure it was the right call. I have made a lot of moves in my 14-year career. Many sacrificed time with friends and even family. Some sacrificed sleep. But all moved me forward in my industry. Until now. For the first time, […]

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