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Date Night at the Starlight Theatre

Earlier this week, my husband (Jon) and I had the opportunity to cross another “first” off our Kansas City bucket list when we attended our first show at the Starlight Theatre. Not only was it our first time attending a show at the Starlight, but it was also a first of another kind: opening night […]

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Missing Someone That You’ve Never Met – An Adoption Follow Along

I have always wanted a large family. Growing up with only two first cousins, I was envious of others that attended yearly family reunions and had thirteen cousins at their birthday parties. The dream of my own personal zoo train full of children was crushed after three extremely difficult pregnancies, each of which ended in […]

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One Foot Forward

Nine years ago, when my husband and I first became parents, we thought the most complicated part of parenthood was going to be as parents of girls – twin girls. I grew up with four brothers and Chris, my hubby, had two brothers. I remember thinking, “we won’t have girls; we simply won’t know what to […]

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XY Chromosomes Only

Note: This post is the first in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us for more from Bridget next week! “Pregnant again?” “Yes, we know how this is happening” – but thanks, fifty-something-year-old man in the produce aisle that just made me extremely uncomfortable. Yes, I am thirty-seven weeks and five days pregnant with my […]

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Today’s giveaway is something that will take years off your life . . . or perhaps just make you look years younger! Local mom Tammy Evans is giving away a 1 oz. bottle (a $110 value) of NeriumAD Night Cream. NeriumAD is an amazing anti-aging product. For those of us that know Tammy, they have seen a remarkable […]

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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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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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