He is me from the nose down, his dad from the eyes on up.

Raising a Biracial Child

A few years ago I read a National Geographic article about what Americans will look like in 2050, exploring the trend toward cultural and racial mixing. The faces in the accompanying photographs featured goldeny hazel eyes and olive mocha skin framed by thick, shiny hair. I thought to myself, I wonder what it would be […]

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Shift Work As A Mom

Shift Work …As a Mom

When I decided to pursue meteorology for my career, the idea of having to work shifts never even occurred to me. I remember surviving my first midnight shift back in college as a volunteer intern at the National Weather Service, and then quickly declaring I would never do it again. In fact, it was a […]

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Only Four More Summers

Only Four More Summers

In just a matter of a few days. I will be in the seventh layer of hell known as back to school. My family will sluggishly wake up and slowly go through the motions as I yell “hurry, we are going to be late!” no less than 68,603 times. While some parents relish in sending their […]

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The Summer Checklist

The Summer Checklist

How’s the checklist going, mama? You know the one. It keeps you up at night with “should have’s” “why didn’t I?” and “we forgot.”  It swirls around in your head haunting you that you haven’t done enough. It’s the checklist that, if we’re honest, determines our worth as mamas.  And whether we care to admit […]

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Little Sunshine's Playhouse

Investing in Early Childhood Education

This post is written and sponsored by Little Sunshine’s Playhouse and Preschool.There so many options for preschool, and the even bigger question – is preschool really that important? If you’re wondering if it’s worth investing in early childhood education, the answer is YES! But once you understand the importance of early education, it’s time to choose […]

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A Perfect Kansas City Day

One of my favorite things to do on those rare beautiful weather, no plans weekend days that comes around once in a blue moon is explore this beautiful city that we call home. Although we live in the ‘burbs, our family enjoys the urban scene in all of its glory. We have our favorite places […]

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