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{ARE WE THERE YET}: Losing Emma Rose and Hidden Dangers in Your Baby’s Nursery

By Alexis | Co-Editor

In 2011 we lost our third daughter to bi-lateral renal agenesis, resulting in Potter’s syndrome. Simply put, Emma Rose never developed kidneys or the piping to make donor kidneys work. She was born at 36 weeks with no way to urinate and underdeveloped lungs. She lived for a short 2 hours. We were devastated.... »

GET2HEALTHY: New Heart Health Survey Tool for JoCo

By Alexis | Co-Editor

New Heart Health Tool for Johnson County Overland Park Regional recently rolled out a fantastic new tool to help you evaluate how healthy your heart is. It is a comprehensive, online survey tool that gives instant results on your heart’s age in relation to your biological age, your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and... »

FINDING HAPPY: Mindfulness and gratitude in everyday activities

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Tanja Haaland, LPC, NCC Psychotherapist, Mom, Pastor’s Wife, and Shawnee Resident 913.904.8565 Tanja.haaland@yahoo.com www.Tanjahaaland.com   It’s 4 am. Throughout the night I have been up multiple times with my children. Being a mother of a two year old toddler, who doesn’t sleep well, and nearly five month old twins, I find myself lacking sleep... »

BIZ SPOTLIGHT: Annie’s Barn

By Alexis | Co-Editor

We are constantly on the hunt for cool stuff, eclectic ware for our home. I love mixing textures, colors, styles and eras. We have frequented many vintage sales around town looking for those unique finds that only a keen picker can find and transform. Recently I ran across a really cool chick, LeAnne, from... »

ASK KELLY: How to coupon

By Alexis | Co-Editor

I have to admit, I am terrible at using coupons. The last coupon I used was actually the Kindle Fire HD promotion that you posted on kansascitymamas.com. (BTW – Great deal). With our family growing I want to get better at the whole coupon thing. 1. Using sites like yours, how do you recommend... »

Our new addition

By Alexis | Co-Editor

After taking a week off, it is time to reveal our newest addition! Meet Bria Faith. She was born January 14th and is the snuggle buddy to her older sisters Adya and Clara. »

Toys for Tots Fundraiser at Longbranch in Lenexa

By Alexis | Co-Editor

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Showcasing Irish Dance – BVNW

By Alexis | Co-Editor

Sarah Hirsch, Writer Sophomores Meghan and Moira Henderson lace up their shoes, adjust their wigs, and run through the dance routines in their heads during the last few seconds before facing the audience. As they step out onto the stage with the rest of their Irish dancing group, a warm, inviting collection of shouts... »

SM West Holds Relay for Life

By Alexis | Co-Editor

The Shawnee Mission West community gathered together on a recent Friday night to fight against cancer and honor those whose lives it has touched at the school’s Relay for Life. Working together in teams, the Vikings raised funds and walked and ran together on their school track, remembering those who deal with cancer everyday.... »

Basement Inpiration

By Alexis | Co-Editor

As the trees turn beautiful colors and the temperatures begin to lower, we Johnson County folk know that Fall has arrived. For most of you families, if you are anything like mine, that means more time inside! As many of you would, I’ve taken to Pinterest to find some inspiration for our basement. It... »