Shadai King

Shadai King
Hi, I'm Shadai. I was raised in Shawnee/Overland Park but have pretty much lived all over the KC metro area. I now live in Lees Summit with my high school sweetheart Nick, our very sassy and energetic 2.5 year old Olivia, and little old grumpy yorkie Milo. I'm a Clinical Trial Specialist turned SAHM who drinks way too much coffee and is obsessed with crafting/DIY projects. I am also a pop culture aficionado who got sucked into the world of TIK TOK during quarantine and may or may not need a self help group to stop watching/cracking up at them before bedtime. My other interests include but not limited to: true crime series/podcasts (shout out to my fellow murderinos!), reading, binging Netflix/Hulu, good local KC restaurants/coffee shops, pretending like I know what is going on with KC sports since my husband is a HUGE FAN (yay sports - do the thing, win the points), IG scrolling for craft ideas/outfit inspos and shopping for good deals. Although my days are filled with trips to the park and crafts with Olivia, I can't wait to meet all of you KC Mamas!
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Wave of Light – Shadai’s Miscarriage Story

After dealing with infertility issues for over five years prior to having my sweet girl, Olivia Grace, I naively thought I had endured all of the sadness that comes with the act of trying...

A Weekend Road Trip to Salina, Kan.

This post is sponsored by Kansas Tourism. Opinions belong to the writer. Do you need a new destination for a fun family road trip? Head out about three hours west of Kansas City to Salina,...

Everybody Poops… Except When Your Kid Doesn’t

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Kansas City Spotlight: Sleepyhead Beds

We are excited to introduce you today to Sleepyhead Beds, a local nonprofit that helps ensure Kansas City kids and their families get a good night's sleep. Sleepyhead Beds was founded in 2010 by Monica...
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Easy Valentine’s Day Crafts For Toddlers

As a self-proclaimed craft queen, you can always find me and my daughter, Olivia, crafting on a regular basis. My craft studio (aka office) has become more and more filled with seasonal craft supplies...
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Favorite Fall Treats in Kansas City

Call me basic if you want but there is nothing better than when it is pumpkin season (or as some call it, fall). I eagerly check Trader Joes for their pumpkin payload including the...

Checking off your Summer Bucket List

If you have been to a Target lately, then you are well aware that school is around the corner. I have even seen pumpkins and fall decor popping up! Personally, I am not ready...
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Summer Activities and Crafts to Keep Little Ones Busy

Summer time is here! With more things open in Kansas City, you are probably trying to make the most of summer 2021. However, if you are anything like me, you might want to pace...
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What I Wish I’d Known about Infertility

1 in 8 couples is impacted by infertility. As women, we spend our whole young lives being warned about getting pregnant, discussions on virginity, unplanned/unwanted pregnancy, abstinence—it seems like a baby is literally going...
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