What Not to Say to Adoptive Parents

“Congrats!” “She’s beautiful!” “He looks just like his dad.” When a baby is born, we all know exactly what to say. If for some reason you were having trouble, just find the “New Baby” section in the card aisle at your local grocery store. Hallmark has multiple “right words” for new parents (plus, you’ll let […]

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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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Discover Music Together® Kansas City

Discover Music Together® Kansas City: a free professional workshop for those who love music and children Music Together® has been introducing the joy of music-making to families since 1987. Over the past two decades, millions of parents, children, caregivers, and teachers have come to love their award-winning music and innovative, research-based curriculum. Their mission is to […]

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Disney on Ice presents “Let’s Celebrate!”

The celebration you’ve been waiting for is coming … Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate! If you could go to any celebration around the globe, which one would it be and why? In Disney on Ice presents Let’s Celebrate!, you’ll join characters like Capt. Hook and the White Rabbit – along with Disney favorites like Mickey, Minnie, Donald, and Daisy […]

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Exciting News for Midtown

Major developments in education have occurred in Midtown Kansas City! Last fall, we introduced you to the Midtown Community School Initiative (MCSI), a group of parents and community leaders who had organized in an effort to change the face of education in Midtown. This group has worked hard over the last eight months to develop […]

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Doubt Your Doubts

It has been almost a year since we first announced to the world that we were hoping to adopt. We went at it alone, without the use of an agency, ready to put the power of social media to use to help us find our little girl. We built an online adoption profile explaining our […]

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Fun treats for St. Patrick’s Day

My dad’s name is Patrick Leonard Kelly. He was born on March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day); to say my family is a little Irish may be an understatement. 🙂 My grandmother’s maiden name is McNamara, and all my siblings have Irish first and middle names. If you’re wondering if we grew up eating potatoes with […]

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Motherhood. The Gift.

Yesterday, we spent a whole day in the room where she’ll sleep. At one point, I actually managed to wrangle all three of my wriggly worms to some sort of order across my diminishing lap – and in this millisecond of stillness, I marveled in this miracle of motherhood. This same faded chocolate fuzz chair […]

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