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Mourning the end of summer …

Summer. The word itself conjures up images of long afternoons spent by the pool, ice cream for dinner, BBQs, ponytails, and flip-flops. We love it. We relish it. We count down the days until it returns. But one thing I have noticed these last few weeks is that we don’t see it through to the […]

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Today’s giveaway comes from local mom Rhonda Makundi, an independent sales rep for AVON. You will LOVE this great bundle of AVON’s best every day use items! Here is what the winner will receive:     1. Advance Techniques Volume Shampoo ($6 value)     2. Feelin’ Fresh Roll-On anti-perspirant deodorant($0.99 value)     3. Naturals Shower Gel […]

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mom and son wearing fire fighter hats

Trucks, Dirt and Toots

“It’s a boy.” Words I never thought I would hear. OK, I’ll be honest – I actually cried when the ultrasound tech uttered those words. The week before our big reveal ultrasound I went through the old trunk of girly outfits. Cute little dresses with precious buttons and ruffles. Adorable sun hats and bows. Tiny […]

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Eran and Aubs Photography and Cinematography {GIVEAWAY}

Today we are THRILLED to offer this great giveaway from Eran and Aubs Photography! They are offering one lucky reader a free 3-6 minute family or newborn video put onto a DVD. This deal is a $550 value! We love the idea of capturing an artistic video of a family or newborn. Who doesn’t love watching your family interact with a special song […]

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Why the YMCA Makes Me Smile

 The music starts and I watch people take their places around the gym. I notice the lone man start to shake his booty to the beat. A few late stragglers wander in and search for a spot where no one can watch their attempts at dancing. While this may sound like I’m about ready to […]

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Just How Big is Kansas City?

Our first week in KC found me waiting in a long line at the Gladstone post office. I would complain, but at least it wasn’t the DMV. My kids were napping at home while my husband caught a nap after an early morning of work. A vivacious older woman struck up a conversation with me. […]

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