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Mommy, Put Away Your Phone

Mommy, Put Your Phone Away

It’s a gorgeous August evening. The peepers are peeping, the moon has just popped out, and my 3-and-half-year-old son and I are enjoying one of our favorite summer traditions: porch popsicles. A pretty perfect night for us. Suddenly I hear  it: “Mommy, put your phone away.” Busted. He caught me checking my Twitter feed when […]

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How Timehop Changed My Social Media

“Let us see the dinosaur app!” I hear it every day. They crowd around, squeezing together to see my phone screen, and I pass it off to whoever seems to have the least-sticky hands. The “dinosaur app” is Timehop. They call it that because the icon has the “mascot” of a blue dinosaur on it. […]

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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 Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

One of the things I most looked forward to when I became a mother was sharing childhood favorites with my daughter. I can’t wait until we can read the Little House series together, watch The Breakfast Club and visit the ballet. Those things will all come with time. Right now one of my favorite things […]

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Awesome Podcasts for Kids

Dropping kids off at school, chauffeuring them to after-school activities, or just making a quick run to the grocery store—here in KC, almost all of us drive our kids around every day. And, let’s face it—too much time in the car with kids can be AWFUL. They fight, they complain about how long we’ve been […]

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My YouTube Secret

One of the many things I’ve learned in this parenting gig is that no matter how weird or awkward or strange something your kid does, chances are at least 75% of other kids have done it or are currently doing it as well. I’ll still go ahead and Google said weird kid thing before bringing […]

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The Girl From On This Day

Like many of my fellow millennials, you have probably been “lucky” enough to have your entire adulthood immortalized on the internet. AOL Chatrooms and MySpace anyone? If you had to have a college email address to create a Facebook account you can relive the best, and unfortunately the worst, of your memories. As ill advised […]

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