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I’m sitting here with about a thousand things running through my brain: An invisible checklist of everything that needs to be done for the house, kids, work, school, mental health, physical health, finances, marriage, and taxes (where are my...
Call it woman’s intuition– I walked in the house on a Saturday night, fresh off the airplane from a work conference, and the house was too quiet. Something wasn’t right. Then my husband immediately word vomited that our elderly,...
“Where Coop Coop go?” A question I get asked several times a week that I wasn’t prepared to answer.  Our golden retriever, Cooper, had just turned five in April and was at the peak of health until suddenly one day he...
The Poop Fest occurred in late January 2022. For context, at the time my oldest daughter was 6 1/2, my middle daughter was six weeks away from turning 4, and my son was 21 months old. Now, this is a...
As I prepared for our fourth baby, I was nervous about a lot of things (capacity, sanity, my supply of Tucks pads) but nursing wasn't one of them. Sure, I wasn't looking forward to the toe-curling pain those first...
Here a list of free fun in Kansas City you can experience this summer with your family. These are great ideas to use to create your summer bucket list! Money Museum at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City This is a...
  I’ve long suffered with pain. I’ve had Cerebral Palsy since birth which has caused other painful conditions such as neuropathy (nerve pain) for the past decade. Because the pain is so normal, and I’ve built up the tenacity to just...
Today we are talking about the modern family — specifically, families that are created with the help of sperm donors. The children of the sperm donors but conceived into different families are referred to as diblings, which we hear...
Summer break is a wonderful, fun time for our kids, but for us moms, it can be a daunting, exhausting season of life that by day 7 makes most of us want to shut ourselves in a closet and...
Whether it be pedaling around the neighborhood or hitting a local trail, biking is a fantastic family activity. As a mother of three active boys, our family has embraced and grown to adore cycling together. We zip up to...
Starlight Theatre now has tickets on sale to all shows in its Broadway Series. Check out the details below and plan a night for the whole family. Starlight Theatre Broadway Series Tootsie | May 19-21 This laugh-out-loud love letter to the theatre tells...
Did you know there is a new playground at Meadowbrook Park in Prairie Village? This inclusive playground has accessible equipment, and features just for babies and toddlers. Completely fenced in with secure gate Slides, roller slide, and monkey bars ...
April is Autism Acceptance month, and our discussion today will touch the latest information on autism identification, therapies, resources in Kansas City, and how we can all be allies for families with an autistic child. About 1 in 36...
One of the biggest challenges that I realized early on that I would face in raising my autistic son is finding the programs that would accommodate him. The normal process of enrolling kids in sports leagues, art programs, or...
Last week, I said something out loud to my husband that I never thought I would say, that I always thought would end our marriage, and I often thought to myself in my head. Let me get the uncomfortable yet...

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A Mom’s Guide to Lake Olathe

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With a swimming beach, aqua park, marina, nature playground, and spray ground, you may have a hard time fitting in all the fun available...
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