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A Movie Theater Just for Kids

Going to the movies with your kids can be tricky. You are never quite sure if they’ll sit through the whole thing, if they’ll get antsy or if they’ll just generally be annoying to you and other moviegoers. Enter Shawnee B&B Theatre’s new screenPLAY. This recently renovated theater in western Shawnee now includes a kid-friendly […]

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The Third Baby Debate

It’s true, plane rides, hotel rooms and restaurants are made for families of four. With two little ones, I have firsthand experience. There’s one arm for each kid to cuddle against during morning cartoons. I can focus on quality over quantity most days. My husband and I are playing man-to-man defense rather than zone to […]

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Embrace Valentine

I’m one of those people. I decorate my mantle. I hand make the cards. I serve dinner on the nice plates. I buy gifts. I celebrate love. With all the pressure of Pinterest perfection we have pulled away from celebrating. Valentine’s Day has been one of those that has been cast aside. It’s not a […]

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Keeping Perspective in the Darkness

Another bombing. Another hateful attack on American soil. Another school shooting. Another American soldier treated unfairly. Another hate crime against an innocent party. Another unfair remark from people we’re supposed to respect. Every time I turn on the TV, look at social media, or listen to the radio, someone somewhere is in the middle of a […]

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Honoring Your Miscarriage This Holiday

Missing a loved one at the “most wonderful time of year” is always hard. Grief loves to squeeze into the happy moments and remind us that they could be a little happier, “if only…” When you’ve had years of holidays with someone, their absence is blaring in how it changes the holiday season. You’ve got […]

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Did I Love You Enough Today?

There’s no worse feeling than the feeling that you’re not good enough. As your mom, I feel that way sometimes … In my career. As a wife. As your mother. Because there’s only one of me, you know. I get pulled in so many directions. I’m not saying that to sound like a martyr, either. […]

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Grief & Gratitude

I’m pretty sure there was a whoosh of glitter when the clock struck midnight on Halloween. The candy wrappers had barely settled before everything, everywhere was painted red and green. The holiday season is like that. Whoosh. Bang. Merry merry. And somewhere, in-between the pumpkins and evergreens is that turkey-ridden, gravy-covered, pie-crusted day of thanks. […]

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