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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 yourself with the outdoor activities...
My toddler is an overwhelmingly pleasant, happy little guy — but if you catch us transitioning from one activity to the next, you might think otherwise. For example, if he is happily playing with his toys, he will likely...
Toddlers are busy little people with seemingly limitless energy. Caring for them is incredibly joyful, but can also be exhausting in the best circumstances. This winter, there are no library story-times, no playgroups, no music classes, no trips to...
This post is sponsored by Jenkins & LeBlanc Dentistry for Children; now accepting new patients! The American Academy of Pediatric Association reports 40% of 2-5 year olds who have not seen a dentist develop cavities. Although it may seem like a challenge...
Let's be honest, navigating social-distancing guidelines is challenging for even the most resilient and adaptable adults. As a parent of a toddler, the stress of trying to keep our family safe reaches a whole other level, especially when considering...
Daniel Tiger is currently the background music to my life.  Literally.  Like many toddlers, my son is obsessed with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, the animated T.V. show based on the Neighborhood of Make Believe from Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood. The moment we get...
We have found ourselves in a situation that none (okay, most) of us never could have imagined. We are canceling cruises, road trips, and Disney on Ice tickets. The whole world is canceling parades, weddings, and funerals. And now...
I am writing this post while it is snowing. It has been snowing all day. It is supposed to keep snowing tomorrow. If you're anything like me, you're stuck at home and indoors when we have winter weather. Cabin fever...
We've all heard that every child is different. My first born is a people-pleasing rule follower. My second born is a honey badger. Girlfriend will look you in the eye while you tell her "no" and do it anyway.  For...
People ask me all the time, "How do you do it?" And I literally have no wise words to say. I sincerely wish I did because I love helping people. That's sorta my love language. And as a teacher,...
If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably heard that those first months of motherhood are hard. That you’ll be in survival mode until the baby is probably six months old. That you’ll cry a lot and sleep just a...
Dental care can be frightening and intimidating to a small child, and that first impression can often last a lifetime.  That’s why we do everything we can to make those first impressions as positive as possible. Ideally, early childhood...
A few weeks ago, my husband and I took our kids to a local breakfast place for pancakes. My husband colored with my son while my daughter and I sang "The Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Little Bunny Foo Foo"...
I am notoriously bad at goodbyes. I often opt for the safer “See ya later…” when faced with a potentially sad situation. One recent farewell caught me off guard because of how unexpectedly hard it ended up being. I’m...
We were boarding a flight this summer and the sound echoed the terminal, a small child was having a meltdown. You could almost see the worry in the faces of the people waiting to board their plane. Secretly hoping...

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The Mom’s Guide to the Kansas City Museum

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This post is sponsored by the Kansas City Museum. After seven years of being closed for renovations, the Kansas City Museum reopened in 2021 after...
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