Kelsey Pomeroy

Kelsey Pomeroy
Kelsey was born and raised in Branson, Mo. It was there, in the town that boasts the “World’s Largest Banjo” that she met her husband, Samuel. It was his first day at a new high school and she was the only person to say “Hi” to him that day, so he married her! A decade later and now they take up residence in KC-adjacent-Suburbia, but tell out-of-state people they are from “Kansas City” because it is way easier. Kelsey taught high school English for 6 years, but now she stays home to hang out with her adorable toddler, Theodore. Her passions include traveling (34 countries and counting!), playing board games, writing murder mystery parties, reading, and talking to as many people as possible.

Kansas City Parks Tour: Neale Peterson Park in Fairway

Neale Peterson Park in Fairway, Kan., features playgrounds for multiple age groups, a variety of swings and smaller play structures for toddlers - one with a firetruck theme and the other designed to look...
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Best Beach Reads for Summer

This post is sponsored by Johnson County Library. It is the dead of summer in Kansas City, which means we are sticky, hot, and wondering why we don’t live closer to a cool ocean breeze....
Franklin Park in Prairie Village

Kansas City Parks Tour: Franklin Park

One of best parks in the metro has to be Prairie Village's Franklin Park. The park, located at Roe and Somerset avenues, not only has playgrounds for both big and littles but also has...
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What to Keep (and Toss) for Your Kid’s Future

Does anyone else feel like they are drowning in stuff? I am constantly swimming through a sea of toys and clothing that my children have outgrown but I just can’t bring myself to let...
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10 Small Ways to Deepen Your Relationship 

A deep and healthy partnership takes constant maintenance. Our relationships have to be fed and nurtured to grow but how in the world are we supposed to find the time (and money) to do...
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How We Prepared to Leave Our Kid for a Week

My husband and I recently went on a dreamy week-long trip to Hawaii, and we left our son behind at home. It was glorious. I am a firm believer in the healing power of...
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Best Audiobooks for Moms

This is post is sponsored by Johnson County Library. Motherhood has taken over my hands. My old pals Lefty and Righty? Yeah their dance card is fully booked for the foreseeable future. At any given...
New Baby Splurges

10 Baby Item Splurges for the Second Time Around

My second baby boy is due almost three years after my firstborn son. In those three years, not a lot has changed in the baby world. I still have all of my old baby...

How to Choose a Safe Vacation Rental

I left hotels behind years ago, and since then, I’ve stayed in castles, houseboats, and ancient guard towers. I’ve stayed at dude ranches, on top of mountains, on private beaches, and in the shadow...
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29 Picturesque Picnic Spots in Kansas City

When my son was born, my husband and I made a pact that we would take him to restaurants frequently so that we could train him to be a well-behaved restaurant kid. You know,...
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KC Businesses Offer Play, Art, Music, Theater, and Cooking Fun

KC businesses are continuing to offer distanced and online art and play options as well as in-person activities that comply with social-distancing guidelines. Add something new to your at-home routine (or lack of routine...)...

5 Free Printable and Digital Activities to Make St. Patrick’s Day Magical

One of my favorite childhood memories is waking up on St. Patrick’s Day to find that while we were sleeping, Lucky the Leprechaun wreaked havoc on our home. I’m talking half eaten cookies, upside...
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How Audiobooks Saved My Sanity and 40 Listens to Save Yours!

My first year teaching, I found myself losing my mind. Not only was I cracking under the uncertainty, workload, and pressures of being a new teacher, but I had two hours of commute time...
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How to Dress Your Family for the Winter Cold

Pandemic winter is here. 5 p.m. feels like midnight, and 50 degree days are now considered warm. In KC, we've just had our first big snow of 2021 — although our first snow of the...
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15 Meal Train Recipes that Aren’t Casseroles, Pasta Bakes, or Soups

I take my job as meal train conductor very seriously. But despite my vigilant efforts, my friend and her new baby ended up in a bit of a saucy situation. Without any regard to what...
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