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I used to be a planner.  I used to color-code my calendar with the different types of events I had going on.  I would even write in things that had already happened, just because I liked to feel busy.  I...
One night, as I was doing the never-ending dishes, I found myself having a pretty negative self-talk dialogue. "I'm so tired, why do my kids eat so much, why do I keep cooking, are theses dishes ever going to end,...

Launch Party {Recap}

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We want to say a big "thank you!" to all of you who came out to our launch party Tuesday night. We had a great time meeting fellow Kansas City moms and several local bloggers, as well. We have...
Note: This is the final post in our six-part “Back to School” series. To read other posts in this series, click here. Thanks for joining us! Remember the times your parents would ask you what you did at school all...
Right before I found out I was pregnant with my son, I ran the Kansas City Half Marathon. During the first couple of months of pregnancy, I continued to run until his head lodged low into my pelvis sending...
Note: This post is the fifth in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for the conclusion of this series on Thursday! This year marks my eighteenth in the classroom. Eighteen years! I have now officially been a teacher...
I went into this parenting thing with a teensy, weensy sense of over-confidence - I have younger siblings, I babysat, I've seen what other parents do right and most importantly, what I believed they were doing wrong (HA!) ......
Note: This post is the fourth in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series next Tuesday! I’m not saying that I’m brilliant, but I hang around a lot of brilliant people – brilliant people...

Supply

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Supply. As a soon-to-be breastfeeding mom, this single word was my number one concern. I was committed to breastfeeding, but a big "what if" seemed to wiggle its way into my mind: What if I have supply issues? I prepared...
Note: This post is the third in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series on Friday! Tomorrow, my oldest child begins kindergarten. KINDERGARTEN, people. Almost six years ago, I entered this scary world of...
Note: This post is the second in our six-part “Back to School” series. Join us for more from this series on Tuesday! Supplies have been purchased. Outfits have been laid out for the first day. Backpacks are stuffed and ready...
Note: This post is the second in our three-part “Labor of Love” series. Join us in a couple of weeks as we close out this series with Bridget's birth story! My husband, Josh thinks it would be funny if a...
Note: This post is the first in our six-part "Back to School" series. Join us for more next week! I grew up in a suburb with strong schools and award-winning teachers. Heading back to school could always be summed up...
I have always wanted a large family. Growing up with only two first cousins, I was envious of others that attended yearly family reunions and had thirteen cousins at their birthday parties. The dream of my own personal zoo...

One Foot Forward

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Nine years ago, when my husband and I first became parents, we thought the most complicated part of parenthood was going to be as parents of girls - twin girls. I grew up with four brothers and Chris, my...

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March Bucket List for Kansas City Families

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There is no way you could be bored in March in Kansas City! Whether it's Planet Comicon, a spring break camp, the Big 12...
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