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Delivering a Baby at University Health

This post is sponsored and written by University Health. Congratulations, you’re pregnant! Now what?  Once you find out you are expecting and after the excitement begins to subside, you’ll face a lot of questions and need to...

Be Prepared: Viral Respiratory Season is Coming

This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. The leaves are falling, pumpkin patches are open and pumpkin spice everything is ready for purchase! Unfortunately, that also means something less fun is right around the corner...

A Chance at Motherhood 

This post is written and sponsored by University Health. After your baby arrives, you’ll likely pick a favorite story to read to them again and again. Most parents tell you that even when their baby...

The Riordan Clinic Celebrates 30 Years of Check Your Health Event 

This post is sponsored by Riordan Clinic. The Riordan Clinic’s semi-annual lab testing program is celebrating its 30th year with this September’s Check Your Health month-long event. From September 11-22, Riordan Clinic is offering special...

Resources for Addressing Mental Health Concerns in Children and Teens

This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy. Parents spend a lot of time doing what they can to protect their children – from making sure they wear a seatbelt, to applying sunscreen, monitoring screen time...

Avoiding Heat-Related Illness and Dehydration This Summer

This post is sponsored and written by Children's Mercy. After months of cold, everyone is excited for a warm, sunny summer. Some of us are looking forward to relaxing pool days and beach vacations, while...

Common Car Seat Questions Answered

This post is sponsored by Oakes Kia and written by our friends at Children's Mercy. What car seat should I use? What direction should it face? How long should my child be in a car...

What to Look For in a Divorce Lawyer

This post is written and sponsored by Ash Law. A potential new client told me she was looking for someone “mean” and “nasty.” I told her that I’ve been called “ruthless” before, my nickname is “Khaleesi,”...

Taking Care of Your Mental Health This Mother’s Day

Five years ago, I curled up on my living room sofa and prayed for my life to be different. “You are not broken,” I repeated over and over to myself, my hands clasped around...

Disney Pride in Concert Comes to Kansas City, June 17-18

A Magical Celebration of LGBTQ Life, Love, and Family! Hold on to your Mickey Mouse ears and get ready for the ultimate Disney extravaganza! The Heartland Men’s Chorus Kansas City is proud to present Disney...
doctor showing body diagram to patient

Preparing Your Daughter for Her First OB/GYN Visit

This post is written and sponsored by HCA Midwest Health. For you and I, a well-woman visit is likely a routine event we check off our to-do list every year. But visiting the gynecologist for...

I Had a Stroke at 26 Years Old

On October 9, 2022, I was 26 years old and had a stroke. I was taking a nap, and I woke up to go to the bathroom. While in the bathroom, I suddenly got very...

Parenting After My Own Trauma

Last week, I said something out loud to my husband that I never thought I would say, that I always thought would end our marriage, and I often thought to myself in my head. Let...
Doctor checking little boy's ears with an otoscope

Ear Infections: What You Can Do and When is it Time for Ear Tubes? 

This post is sponsored by Children's Mercy Ear infections are one of the most common medical issues among young children and can be frustrating for both parents and kids. As a parent, you want to do...

3 Reasons You Need a Trust

This post is sponsored by ASH LAW, a boutique law firm in Missouri. What’s the difference between a trust and a will? The main difference is that wills are a ticket to probate court. Trusts, on...
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