Jess Rodenburg

Jess Rodenburg
I am a KC implant but couldn’t imagine ever leaving the Midwest. I grew up in Colorado, moved to the Caribbean in my 20’s, and landed here in KC. I have always had a case of wanderlust and travel as much as possible. Experiencing new cultures, meeting different types of people, and trying new food has been life changing for me and I want my kids to have that experience now instead of waiting until they are adults. Right now we are focused on US road-trips to see National Parks and all The World's Largest along the way. We are a homeschooling family! I like to over share on the internet about divorce, sobriety, therapy, and single mom life. If we are not on the road you’ll find me working on my social media management business, watching Grey’s Anatomy, or painting a mural.

DIY Project: Tooth Fairy Wand

The excitement and anticipation of losing a tooth is such a fun part of childhood, but it can also be a bit scary. We love any reason to add a little magic (and glitter!)...
family on cart outside Waltons in Bentonville

Take a Weekend Road Trip to Bentonville, Arkansas

This post is sponsored by Visit Bentonville. Opinions belong to the writer. Road trip time. Let’s go to Bentonville, Arkansas - dubbed the Mountain Biking Capital of the World! There is so much to do and even more...
Harry Potter with wand

A Harry Potter Holiday

I had my third baby early on Christmas morning. Moments after 12:30 a.m., I placed the final touches on stockings and arranged carefully chosen gifts. I was done. I stopped feeling the pressure of the...
kid at computer with online tutor

Gaining Confidence with GoPeer Tutoring

This post is sponsored by GoPeer, but the experience + review belong to the writer. Use code CITYMOM20 for $20 tutoring credit and free 7 day trial! We are a homeschool family. Embarking on this educational...

Outdoor Staycation in the Eastern Jackson County

Adventure is calling....right here in Kansas City! All of our travel adventures are still mostly on the back burner as we begin 2021. But our wanderlust is still strong. As we look forward to the...
stockings on mantle

Locally-Sourced Stocking Stuffers

The tree is glowing, the cookies are out, and the stockings are hung with care. The anticipation of the gifts carefully tucked into the stockings was (and is!) one of my most cherished holiday...

So, You Went Apple Picking…

The weather is starting to cool. The leaves are beginning to fall. Everything is now pumpkin spice. Autumn has arrived here in Kansas City. With no shortage of fall adventures, our schedule has been...

Six Things To Know Before Homeschooling

Intimidated. Overwhelmed. Indecisive. The first year of homeschooling was all over the place. A big beautiful mess of transition. I had this dreamy idea of how I wanted our days to go, how I...
girl in baby pool

10 Ways to Create Summer Adventures

Summer days are winding down and routines are ramping back up. Back to school, all the fall, y’all, and the holiday rush are beginning to fill our minds and planners. Summer adventures are some...
baseball stadium

Baseball Stadium Bucket List

In every stage of my life, baseball has always been there. Growing up, I was a regular at Coors Field, a Dante Bichette superfan collecting every Blake Street Bomber card I could. In high school...
baby in camping tent

Camping with Kids

Ditching daily conveniences and comforts for my tent and sleeping bag is a no brainer. I'll happily set up camp with all my kids in tow whenever possible. It's such a gratifying adventure. As...
messy desk

A Life After Tidying Up

I'm sitting in a clean living room, a basket of folded laundry pushed aside, cutting up an old sweater I've been planning on upcycling since I put it in a storage bin about 5...

A Real Mother’s Guide to Solo Travel

There are those really long days, when I’m questioning my sanity and needing to remember pieces of myself. Days that can get dark and twisty my wanderlust starts to take over, hypothetical trips are...

Homeschooling in Kansas City

Before I was a parent, I always knew that I wanted to home school. After a year of public school, my husband and I made the decision to make the transition. This has been...

Choosing Your Planner

Through all the chapters of my life, some a bit more irresponsible than others, I've always kept some sort of notebook or planner. They have changed in style and layout as my schedule needs...
Join the KCMC Insider List!

Join our weekly newsletter to get a summary of the best content, local guides and first access to KCMC events.