Brittany Reinke

Brittany Reinke
Hi! My name is Brittany Reinke. I'm a born-and-raised Olathe native. I graduated from Olathe North, received my Undergrad in Vocal Performance from William Jewell College, received my Master's in Mental Health Counseling from Mid-America Nazarene University and have now settled down in Southern Olathe. If you couldn't tell, just from that track record, I am beyond passionate about living, communing and raising my children in this area! I have been married to Keven, the love of my life, since 2013 and we have three beautiful boys together. Ben is 6, Leo is 4 and Miles is 2 and, yes, I'm tired. However, I'm tired in the most glorious and fulfilling ways. I'm a copywriter on the side of being a stay at home parent. I am a huge nerd. I love all things Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Star Trek... you name it. I absolutely love reading, so if anyone has tips on how to read more with young children, I'm open to suggestions. I am a chronic DIY-er. If there's a room in my house that I can renovate, I will figure out a way to put my special touches on it from the subfloor up! I live with Cerebral Palsy which has progressively taken its toll on my body and I struggle with pain constantly. However, I'm an extremely determined gal and am set on making this journey through motherhood as fun, wild and exciting as it can be!

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