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kids allowance

Why I Give My Kids Allowance

My five-year-old daughter can identify all the coins, and she’s learning how much they’re worth. My seven-year-old can estimate tax, then pay for something and know exactly how much change he should get, down to the penny. They’re both learning addition, subtraction, fractions, and percentages. They haven’t learned all this at school or in advanced […]

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#GivingTuesday Harvesters

Giving Tuesday: Support Harvesters Community Food Network

Kansas City Moms Blog is thrilled to partner with Harvesters to highlight their work in supporting those in need of food assistance in our community.Pre-Black Friday prices. Black Friday. Cyber Weekend. Cyber Monday. This week was all about BUY, BUY, BUY. My mission each holiday season though is to combat the materialism and the clutter of the season […]

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Teaching Religion My Way

We go to church. Sometimes. Our church isn’t traditional; there are no shiny pews to slide down or hymn books to flip through. There is a coffee bar in the lobby and “jeans are fine” policy, the latter of which is actually considered fancy dress by two boys who live in athletic wear. I was […]

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Walking for St. Jude’s (so that someday we don’t have to)

In January 2010, Jennifer Christiansen’s life as a mother changed forever. when her 11-month-old daughter, Avery, was diagnosed with pediatric brain cancer. In the last four years, there have been appointments, consultations, treatments and recoveries. Hopeful days and horrific days. As a result of her treatment, Avery, now almost 6, has special needs including vision and hearing loss, […]

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