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Books for Moms: Motherhood Memoirs

There are all sorts of books targeted specifically at moms. You can simply conduct a quick Amazon search on “best books for moms” and marvel at the variety. (I mean… wow.) In my early days of parenting, the only mom books I read were of the how to genre; you know, “how get your kid […]

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My Top 5 Baby Registry Items

After surviving the baby phases with three kids, I have learned a lot about what the essentials of baby gear. I love reading reviews, discussing products in baby gear forums and speaking with baby store consultants about the newest gear available. While a stroller and carseat are surely the top items needed for any new mom, here are […]

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Iron Tribe gym for all shapes, ages

Monday at 5:30 p.m. is usually what I call the witching hour. Fussy baby, hungry cranky toddlers, starving husband. I’m sure most moms can relate. Last Monday, I left my husband alone with all our wild hungry children and went to Iron Tribe for a workout. This new gym describes itself as a great fit for any […]

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New You Health Studio

Comprehensive Healthy Aging. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. Infusion IV Therapy?! When I first heard about New You Health Studio, I was skeptical about the type of alternative medicine services they offered. As a pregnant woman, I was even more hesitant when they invited me into their studio for an evaluation with one of their doctors. I had never […]

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Sea Life and LEGOLAND: two attractions, LOTS of fun!

Kansas City has a plethora of family-friendly venues; two such “staycation”-worthy spots are Sea Life Aquarium and LEGOLAND, located at Crown Center in the heart of Kansas City. I was so excited to have the opportunity to take my kids to both of these places for the first time this summer! Now, I will confess that […]

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Taking the hassle out of grocery shopping

If grocery shopping were as simple as making a list, throwing food in the cart and driving home, my weekly errand would be a breeze. Instead, it involves finding the ever elusive “car cart,” bribing – which causes me to forget half my list and burn 500 calories just walking back and forth across the entire […]

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CELEBRATE with Disney on Ice

Wednesday morning started just like any other morning, that is UNTIL my husband and I told our almost-4 year old son that we had a BIG surprise for him that night. We then proceeded to tell him that we were taking him to see Disney on Ice that night! His reaction was similar to how […]

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Raising a super reader

We started reading to our son, Henry, when he was in utero; I diligently read black and white books like I was told to do in those first few months of his life. Now that he’s a little person who has his own ideas about whether he’d like to read a book or grind Play-Doh into […]

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