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candy
Kansas City metro area
Web-savvy, techie wife in Kansas City who enjoys family, travel, shopping, and social media optimization.
Interests: blogging, web design, swimming, traveling, scrapbooking + photo preservation, Sandra Bullock movies, theme parks, shoe shopping, non-fiction books, magazines, reality TV, Ms. Pac-Man.
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When we think about education, we often think more about our children than we do ourselves, but with the trend of online learning showing no sign of abating, it’s never been easier or more convenient to learn from home in a way that’s perfect for stay at home moms and working moms. Continue reading
Posted Jul 11, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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If you’re a music loving family, then taking your kids to music festivals may have crossed your mind. If you’ve been to festivals in the past, you will have saw families having a great time, kids on the shoulders of their parents waving their arms to the music - but they can be the opposite of wholesome, too. There are usually groups of rowdy teenagers and young adults drinking until they’re sick, and with so many different types of people at a festival, it’s crucial to be careful. Should you really take your kids to a music festival? It doesn’t have to be a problem or dangerous providing you plan in advance. Read on for more! Continue reading
Posted Jul 6, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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When you become a parent, you know that you accept to be responsible for a life, until this life is old enough to look after itself. Needless to say, if your home was a place of hazards before you had a child, things could change dramatically from the moment the magical words appear on the pregnancy test. There are, naturally, plenty of parental duties that are new and that you must learn, starting with changing nappies – and let’s be clear on that one; you are going to have a few accidents before your master this skill – to understanding the needs of your baby – crying being their only form of communication, it’s expected you may not get them immediately. But one factor remains constant in your parenting life, and this is SAFETY. Indeed, you want the very best for your child. Consequently, you want to ensure that they can go through life without having to worry about health hazards, debilitating illnesses or even predators in the outside world. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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When you have a newborn, sleepless nights are par for the course. What people don’t tell you is that it’s virtually impossible to recapture those blissful, sleep-filled nights you used to enjoy before parenthood. There may be nights when you get a good night’s sleep, but parents tend to experience sleep problems on a regular basis, even when their kids are older, and they’re sleeping through. If you find it hard to get enough rest, hopefully, this guide will prove helpful. Continue reading
Posted Jul 3, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Being a parent is one of the biggest tasks most people will undertake throughout their lives. You will have to spend the next few years looking after someone else, making sure that their needs are met and that they can grow up healthily, and all of this work will take up a huge amount of your time. With all of the effort you have to sink into it, it can often feel like this is the only role you’ll ever know. It doesn’t have to be this way, though, and this post is here to help you to make a difference in your own life. To give you an idea of what can be done to be more than a mom, it will be exploring the work which you will need to do. Continue reading
Posted Jul 2, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Now, we all know that summer should be long days of sunshine, good times, and so on, but while there’s an “ideal image” of summer, it doesn’t always work out that way. While most days can be full of sunshine and blue skies, there will, from time to time, be an incredible thunderstorm that takes place where you’re living. And let’s be honest: these can be fun! But that enjoyment is greatly checked by the damage that they can do to your home. Below, we take a look at a few ways for ensuring those storms don’t do any more damage than they have to. Continue reading
Posted Jun 25, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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I'm SO excited to share this new featurette that delves further into the legacy of “The Wasp” from her Super Hero origins in the Marvel comics, as a founding member of the Avengers, to her connections in the next AVENGERS film and the Marvel Cinematic Universe forging ahead into the future. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Every new parent tries to get themselves mentally prepared for the sleepless nights. You expect to be woken up every 23 minutes, you know you’ll have to get your rocking routine down and learn how to perform the half-asleep-breastfeeding act. You know you’ll get woken up by the ear-piercing sound of baby crying. You’ve also seen just how much this sh*t can mess with your mind because you’ve watched your babified friends get ground down to mortals on the edge. Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Newborn babies go hand in hand with sleepless nights. We all know this. We’re warned about it during pregnancy, and it’s one of the most talked about problems for new moms. But, knowing it’s coming can never truly prepare you for it. Until it happens, you don’t realize quite how little sleep you’ll be getting. You don’t understand that a baby that wakes up four times a night doesn’t go straight back to sleep after a 5-minute feed, they can be awake for hours. You can’t begin to imagine how tired that you will feel. Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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The chance to experience new things is one of the main reasons parents enjoy traveling with kids. Nothing beats seeing little faces look upon new landscapes and cultural differences. All the better to ensure they grow up to be adaptive and accepting adults, right? Hence why many of us focus on trips which incorporate educational outings and a chance to get stuck into native wildlife. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Pregnancy is a rollercoaster of an adventure. Everyone knows about the physical changes that you go through during the course of a pregnancy, but the scariest changes are the emotional one. Before you get pregnant, you’re often carefree. You own the world and you’re selfish with it – and rightly so when the only person that you have to please is yourself. When you get pregnant, you have to start thinking of more than just you; there’s a little life depending on you to be healthy, present and feeling happy. The physical changes can affect your mental health. The life changes and responsibility can also affect your mental health. You have to understand how a pregnancy can alter your thinking, and then you have to surround yourself with people to keep you feeling supported and happy during that pregnancy. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Emergencies always seem to happen when we least expect them. They always take us by surprise and there is hardly anything you can do to prepare for them. After all, they wouldn’t be called “emergencies” if you were expecting them and were well prepared to deal with them! Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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It might be the last thing that your kids would want to do with you, but hanging out with their parents can be a very great way to spend some quality time together. The trick is, if you want to spend more time with your children, you have to make it fun for them, even in the home. This means you have to distract them from the fact they are hanging out with their parents. So, what can you do to ensure that you have a good quality family party in the home environment? Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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I totally remember hearing about the new live action Dumbo movie awhile back, but I can't believe it will be in theaters soon! It looks so AMAZING! I recently watched the teaser trailer with my kids and we all thought it looks SO good! We can't wait for this Dumbo movie to come out in March! Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Babies are a complex bunch, and as a parent you are the one responsible for teaching your child everything until they can be independent on their own. You’re going to go through many adventures as a parent, from moving your baby from the crib to the cot to teaching them how to potty train. Before you buy the best musical potty that you can find from the baby store, you’ll encounter one of the messiest, frustrating and most fun adventures that you’ll remember for the rest of your life: weaning onto solid foods. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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It’s as predictable as those April showers. One day, your child is going to realize that they love animals, and then slowly make the connection between their actions and the suffering of animals. When this happens, things can get a little bit awkward. They’re going to have some hard questions for you, and, if you haven’t given it much thought before, you’re not going to have many - if any - good answers! Not to worry, though, because by agreeing to some of the options we outline below, you can show that you also care about the welfare of animals! Continue reading
Posted Jun 13, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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As parents, there’s nothing you want more in life than to see your children thrive - especially in their school work. However, some children struggle with their education. This might be due to a medical condition which prevents them from learning at a regular speed, or it might even be because of things they’re going through at home that could affect their concentration. The human mind is so delicate, and when you’re a child even the smallest of things could throw you off track. So how can you help ensure your child has the best education? Become more involved! Take a look at these tips on how you can do exactly that! Continue reading
Posted Jun 11, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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If you choose to formula feed your baby, you'll appreciate knowing there are brain-building benefits for baby with Enfamil® NeuroPro™. This supports your baby's cognitive development, which is so crucial for newborns. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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3 reasons why we love Kansas City Arvest Bank Credit Cards for busy families. With Arvest Flex Rewards™ it’s easier to go at life's hectic pace without worrying about maximizing my dollar's potential. Arvest Bank is offering a rewards program for current and new credit card holders to put an ease on day to day life! The value of the many provided benefits are a hassle free way to live worry-free. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at kcmetromoms.com
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Why I worry less with Arvest Credit Cards. With Arvest Flex Rewards™ it’s easier to go at life's hectic pace without worrying about maximizing my dollar's potential. Arvest Bank is offering a rewards program for current and new credit card holders to put an ease on day to day life! The value of the many provided benefits are a hassle free way to live worry-free. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Health and fitness are definitely in right now. People are trying new workouts, changing up their lifestyles, and cooking up new foods like never before. For a family with children, exercising daily and staying away from things like pizza and carbs can be difficult. However, it’s still important to take healthy steps. Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Allergy sufferers are saying that this year is already one of the worst for pollen. And actually, experts back this up. Pollen seasons have become longer and more severe in recent memory -- and they're nearly impossible to avoid. Still, seasoned allergy sufferers may feel like they've gotten their symptoms under control. That is, while they're in a familiar environment. While a well-landscaped and well-maintained lawn at home can help reduce common allergens like ragweed, your go-to allergy prevention tactics may totally go out the window when you're traveling. However, you shouldn't let painful sinuses, runny and itchy eyes, or sneezing attacks derail your family vacation plans. If you have a plan of action, you may be able to outsmart the pollen and enjoy your trip sans stuffy nose. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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Check out some of my favorite highlights from the Kansas Farm Food Tour hosted by the Kansas Farm Bureau. Without a doubt, Kansas farmers are the hardest working people I've ever met! I have a newfound appreciation and respect for all of those who had made it their life's work to feed our country and even greater, our world. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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If you love shopping as much as I do, you're going to really love what you find at My Gift Stop, an online shop that offers luxury goods while giving back to the community. And, right now you can save 10% on your purchase from My Gift Stop with promo code MOMMYPALOOZA. Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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The kids will soon be out of school for summer break, but that doesn't mean the fun of learning has to stop! Making sure that STEM learning is part of your kids' summer will ensure they have lots of summer fun! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2018 at mommypalooza™
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