Don't Forget to Say "Thank You"

Don’t Forget to Say “Thank You”

“Thank you” is one of the first phrases my children learned to say. Sure, my daughter sometimes says “thank you” when she should be saying “I’m sorry,” but we’re working on it! Regardless of when your child(ren) first learned the phrase, “thank you” is something that should be engrained in our vocabulary. We all want […]

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New You Health Studio

New You Health Studio

Comprehensive Healthy Aging. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement. Infusion IV Therapy?! When I first heard about New You Health Studio, I was skeptical about the type of alternative medicine services they offered. As a pregnant woman, I was even more hesitant when they invited me into their studio for an evaluation with one of their doctors. I had never […]

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Do I really need a doula?

Do I really need a doula?

Birth has been the most transformative experience of my life. I have learned the miraculous ability of my body and have been empowered through the inner strength I never knew I had. I had a doula with all three of my children and can’t imagine ever giving birth without one.  My husband would agree! Jessica […]

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Sister, Sister

Sister, Sister

I’m 6 months pregnant and have yet to feel like I’ve done anything to get prepared for this new baby. My husband and I seem to be going through the motions of everyday life – we’re busy and the days go by so quickly! When I finally lay down at the end of the day […]

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To Be Known

The Bridges of Madison County is one of my favorite movies.  I love it on an almost irrational level; perhaps it’s because I grew up in Iowa and can relate to the dusty roads and beauty of old farm houses, or then again, it may be the simplistic depth of the story itself that resonates […]

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Dear Vanessa

A Year of KC Dates: A Marriage Counselor’s Guide to Dating Your Spouse in Kansas City

Dear Vanessa, Kids are expensive, dating is expensive, and babysitters are expensive. My husband and I need time to reconnect. Can you give some practical ideas on how to spend time together as spouses that don’t cost an arm and a leg? As a counselor, it’s my job to work myself out of a job. […]

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Grandparents Day

Grandparents Day

My granny was perpetually late. If she said she was leaving for our house (a two hour drive) at eight o’clock? Plan on her around noon. In fact, when I was little, I got in the habit of waiting for her on our front porch. She would call and say that she was on her […]

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Meet Kansas City’s Mompreneurs: Modern Makers

It was happenstance research for her  landscape architecture firm that led her to stumble across a beautiful quilting blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. At the time, Elizabeth Nelson was still a landscape architect in title, but more importantly, she was a maker. And it was following this passion that led her to the furthering of a movement here in Kansas […]

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Talking to Kids About Private Parts

Talking to Kids About Private Parts

Wee-wee, bottom, heinie, chest, squatty, cooter, vajayjay, twat, kitty, peach, lady-parts, lady bits, wiener, nuts, balls, pointy-thing, ding dong, down there. These are just a few of the creative, nicer  words used to describe genitalia by both children and adults alike. When I asked my Facebook friends to share stories of their experiences with talking to kids about […]

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