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When children develop a love of music and movement, exploring dance classes is often in their future. But with so many options available it can be confusing or simply overwhelming to know where to start. As a dance instructor...
The month of April is Autism Acceptance Month, a month that may or may not have even been on my radar until July of 2016, when my second son was born. Before then, I knew of autism vaguely — it...
Summer is coming faster than we think, and that means time for summer camps, sports practices and... sibling fighting. Today, we're discussing the most common struggles when parenting siblings, how much fighting is normal, when to intervene when conflict...
About 2 months ago, my family experienced a situation that made me reconsider home safety and childproofing, and made me question whether my oldest son is some kind of genius.  My oldest son just turned 5, and his younger brother...
I often joke that my much younger brother is the “good Asian” in our family. He was his high school valedictorian. He graduated from a prestigious liberal arts college. He’s currently working toward his Ph.D. and wants to dedicate...
This post is sponsored by ASH LAW, a boutique law firm in Missouri. What’s the difference between a trust and a will? The main difference is that wills are a ticket to probate court. Trusts, on the other hand, can allow...
The only way to endure the long and sometimes harsh Midwest winters is to embrace the outdoor activities that embody the fun of the season. Skiing, tubing and snowboarding are the ultimate winter sports in which all ages can...
Kansas City Mom Collective denounces the misogynistic and homophobic comments by Harrison Butker. You can read our response here.
It's currently winter time here in Kansas City and for many of us, that means lots of indoor play for our kids. We know this can be challenging for moms who are also trying to balance work, other children...
This post is sponsored by ASH LAW, a boutique law firm in Missouri. Planning isn’t sexy. But neither are many things we do for our kids (read: diapers and stomach flu).  It’s part of our job! We teach our kids to look...
We’re a few weeks into the school year and our family is already caught up in the fun and excitement of senior year for our younger son. We’ve been to football games and watched our son march with the...
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Parent Hard Now

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I have a confession to make. I’m almost nervous to put it in writing because it feels a little like challenging the universe. I’m going to do it anyway. We have enjoyed parenting our teenage kids. For our family, the...
When I decided to start a family with my husband, an American in Kansas City, I knew that I wanted our daughter to embrace my culture and to love my island as much as I do. For me, it...
We are fortunate to live in the Kansas City Metro area and have a diverse range of homes available to us for our three kid family. But as the housing market has become more and more of a sellers...
What’s an estate plan? An estate plan is trusts, wills, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives. It’s a plan you make about your family and your money, rather than letting the government do what it wants to with the...

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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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