Parenting Alongside Other Parents | Kansas City MomCast Episode 25

Cellphones, sleepovers, video games, house rules, sports — these are all topics that can be tricky in parenting, especially when it comes to navigating these issues with other parents. How does our parenting style and choices play into our adult friendships? How do we handle being the odd mom out? 

We are tackling these issues and more today with our guests and two local Kansas City moms, Marsha Roth, who is living this now, and Kris Drummond, who has been there, done that.

Connect with Kris

Kris has been married almost 34 years. She has three girls and a boy. Kris has taught 10 years in parochial schools and spent two years as children’s ministry director at Resurrection Downtown. She returned to teaching in the public schools (KCPS and Kauffman Charter). She’s now in her fourth year in the Grandview School district at Martin City K-8. Kris is passionate about her kids and loves hosting her family in her backyard for swimming and grilling. She is expecting her first granddaughter in December!

To connect with Kris, follow her on Instagram and Twitter.

Connect with Marsha

Marsha is one of our Kansas City Mom Collective contributors! She is a Native Kansas Citian, married almost 17 years to a full on Nebraska Cornhusker. She has two children, son Kellen (13) and daughter Rowen (11). Marsha just finished her 18th year of teaching for Liberty Public Schools. Her passions include her kids, making her marriage stronger, and sleep. She is currently at war with a small bunny who has taken up residence in her garden and has been enjoying the fruits of her labor.

To connect with Marsha, follow her on Instagram and on TikTok @marsharoth4.

Thank you to our episode sponsor!

McDonald’s Restaurants

Back to school season is here! Local McDonald’s owner-operators are helping teachers prepare their classrooms with the supplies they need through their fundraiser – Fries for School Supplies! From August 22-26, local McDonald’s restaurants will donate 10 percent of all a la carte fry sales back to local schools in our area. Stop by your neighborhood McDonald’s restaurant and purchase any size side of Fries to support your local school. Last year, McDonald’s restaurants of Kansas City, St. Joseph and Lawrence raised over $60,000 from the Fries for School Supplies fundraiser!

What We’re Loving In Kansas City

Arvin Gottlieb Planetarium 

Located inside Union Station, the planetarium combines interactive astronomy education, spectacular public shows, and telescope viewing opportunities.  Daily shows include live guided star tours, family-friendly astronomy programs, and educational documentaries.

YaYa’s Alpaca Farm

Located 45 miles south of Kansas City Missouri in Cass County, alpacas are the passion!
Yaya’s has a farm store with all kinds of items made of alpaca and raise these adorable alpacas for sale, show, and for the gorgeous fleece that they produce. Head to their website to book a tour or a paca picnic! Also visit the farm at holiday time for a winter wonderland.

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Megan Coffey
Hi! I'm Megan, former teacher turned stay-at-home-but-never-home mom to Peyton, 7, and Gage, 4. I host the Kansas City MomCast podcast! I'm married to the most patient person on this earth, Chris, and we live in Overland Park with our kids, an insane lab, and two guinea pigs. You can find me over committing to everything, reading informational and self-help texts, listening to podcasts, organizing, spending time with friends over margaritas, thrifting, and staying up way too late to have peace and serenity. I love people and hearing their stories and look forward to connecting with KCMC readers!