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Front Row Mom

I don’t really have any hangups about aging. I’ve comfortably settled into the point in my life where I dread having plans to go almost anywhere. While I once turned down a car from my parents because it didn’t have a sunroof, I now happily drive an ugly minivan with a DVD player in place […]

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Disney Movies Should Come With a Trigger Warning For Moms

Disney Movies: Mom Trigger Warning Needed

Confession: I’m a crier. Reading “On The Night You Were Born” to my kids. Cried. Watching a particularly well done Folders commercial. Cried. Listening to my son sings “Dream A Little Dream,” the night-night song I’ve sung to him since birth. Cried. I carry no expectations of a “cry free zone” anywhere. If I’m present, […]

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Slowing Down

It’s one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. And I’m still not sure it was the right call. I have made a lot of moves in my 14-year career. Many sacrificed time with friends and even family. Some sacrificed sleep. But all moved me forward in my industry. Until now. For the first time, […]

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Our First Ambulance Ride

It’s an interesting feeling hearing sirens in the distance and knowing they’re coming for your baby. It’s ominous because of the sense of crisis, but it’s also a relief knowing that help is on the way. The evening had started normally. My 14-month-old daughter had been fussy from teething, but after some ibuprofen she’d be […]

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Then and Now

A few days ago, I was talking with my kids about voting and how you have to be 18 years old to vote. My daughter asked me how old I was. “36” I answered without much thought. My son chimed in, “That’s two times 18.” I stopped in my tracks. What?!? Can I possibly have […]

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Sneaky Veggies

Sneaky Veggies

My kid loves to eat. He is a developing foodie with a bottomless pit for a stomach and an obsession with fruit. Where he lacks an appetite is when it comes to veggies. He will usually eat broccoli and carrots without needing them hidden, i.e. steamed broccoli or roasted carrots. Other than that, he pretty […]

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Forgive Yourself, Momma

Today.  Today I was a bad mom.  I screamed. I yelled. I threatened. I gave second… and third… and fourth chances.  I slammed doors. I argued.  Time-out didn’t help.  I held them. I laid with them. I rubbed their backs. I played with their hair. I sang songs. I read books. I danced. I lost […]

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My Kiddo Got Glasses. Now What?

My three-year-old son just got glasses. I pitched this blog to our editor thinking “oh I can write a great, informative blog about what to do when a toddler gets glasses. It will be very helpful to other parents.” HAHAHAHA.  The truth is this is a lot harder than I expected. I don’t wear glasses, […]

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When Mama Needs a Nap | Kansas City Moms Blog

When Mama Needs a Nap

I consider myself to be a very on the go, busy person. I like to think of myself as a cruise director. We have two kids that are involved in multiple sports and after school activities. There is always something going on. I love our busy! I love the role of organizing and directing everything […]

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