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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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Late last month, I was able to experience something that was on my bucket list, yet I didn't even realize it WAS ON my bucket list before I did it! I accepted an invitation to be part of the Kansas Corn Tour (#KSCornTour), and had the opportunity to visit several places and learn so much about the agriculture of corn,... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at mommypalooza™
Having a teen in our house has been amazing so far. Really, it has. But then again, he's only 14 so I suppose there's time for things to get tough! One of the things we've embraced along with this new phase in parenthood, is how to teach our teen about money and budgeting. I know this will be a lifelong... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2017 at mommypalooza™
Graphs may be introduced in math class but can also easily show up in history and science. Increase your child's confidence in interpreting bar graphs and throw a little candy into the mix to sweeten the learning process. This candy graph math activity is a great start to making math fun for kids. What You Need: Multicolored candy, like Smarties... Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2017 at mommypalooza™
This weekend, Surly the Squirrel of THE NUT JOB 2: NUTTY BY NATURE will be visiting Kansas City families on July 4th at Corporate Woods starting at 3pm! Surly will be posing for photos, handing out promotional items and encouraging children and families to protect our park by keeping it clean! Get Ready. Get Set. Get NUTS! Get ready to... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2017 at
Looks like the Despicable Me family is expanding Summer of 2017! I can't wait for double trouble when we get to meet Dru, twin brother of Gru, one of my favorite movie characters of all time, along with our favorite Minions! Enjoy this Despicable Me 3 preview trailer and I think you'll agree - this summer's gonna be EPIC! What... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2017 at mommypalooza™
Arenacross comes to KC this weekend at Sprint Center! Enjoy indoor motocross racing and pre race pit experience with action for the whole family! AMSOIL Arenacross is the most intense motorsport on the planet. A full contact sport, where the meek inherit the dirt. Sixteen gallons of riders are jammed into six gallons of track, resulting in a white knuckle... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2017 at
It's that time of year again! Monster Jam®, the most adrenaline charged motorsports experience for families on the planet, is coming to Kansas City's Sprint Center! Featuring affordably priced family fun, Monster Jam events has seats starting at just $15. Tickets are available online at, charge-by-phone at (888) 929-7849 and in-person at the Sprint Center Box Office. Save $20... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2017 at
Enter to win one of 2 Dunkin' Donuts gift cards for any local Kansas City area locations. DD is debuting their new Americano beverage in 2017. Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2017 at
If you're a busy KC or JoCo mom and looking for a gym that's just for you, you're going to love our new Health & Wellness partner, BLUSH FITNESS. This new workout facility is coming to Overland Park soon and is unlike any other health club in the Kansas City metro area. Why? Because BLUSH FITNESS is solely focused on women's health and offers ladies an innovative and unique approach to working out. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at
Growing up as the oldest of four kids in my family, going to college was something that my parents always stressed was important, and was a must-do. One of the processes I went through when enrolling for college, was filling out my Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that I could find a way to pay for my college plans. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at mommypalooza™
If you've struggled with setting new years resolutions before, check out this alternative that will allow you to re-frame them into "aspirations", which allows greater control and self-reflection when it comes to goal-setting. Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at mommypalooza™
Jurassic Quest brings dinosaurs to life in Kansas City this January at Hale Arena at the American Royal Center. Real life-like animatronics, dino digs, crafts, and activities for kids big and small, make this an excellent choice for family fun in KC! Get your tickets now! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at
Make a splash this holiday season with this amazing ticket deal for SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. Just use the promo code 1410 to get 1 Kids Go Free ticket per 1 paid adult ticket to SEA LIFE Kansas City Aquarium. This promotional offer is valid until January 31st, 2017. This code must be redeemed by this date, however the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at
Winter vacations can offer cheaper lodging, fewer lines at tourist spots, and excellent travel deals, but what do you pack in your suitcase? Depending on your destination, you'll need a completely different set of family wardrobe essentials for winter travel. Hats and Gloves Image via Flickr by TheChanel Chilly ears and frozen fingers can make winter vacations unbearable. Don't forget... Continue reading
Posted Dec 12, 2016 at mommypalooza™
This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own. I absolutely LOVED being pregnant with all 5 of my kids. What I didn't love so much were the daily prenatal vitamins that I knew my baby and me desperately needed. I love the idea... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at mommypalooza™
This party and review is in collaboration with Luvs. All opinions are my own. There are very few things we love in this family more than a party! Recently, thanks to the fun people at Luvs, we were able to host a fun indoor party playdate, which was perfect since the chilly weather has started to set in. We're always... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2016 at mommypalooza™
We're giving away gift cards to KC Dunkin' Donuts locations so you can try the new holiday line of beverages and treats. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at
Check out the fun, affordable, and festive baby holiday clothing looks that Carter's offers, plus an exclusive 20% off coupon to use on your next purchase - either in store or online. Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at mommypalooza™
Got baby? Then you've got messes! Find out how to enter your child's photo into Dreft's "America's Messiest Baby" Contest and be featured on Parents Magazine, as well as win great prizes from Dreft! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at mommypalooza™
Free Thanksgiving Day season printable that reads "Grateful Hearts Gather Here". This printable is great in a frame displayed anywhere throughout your home during this season of gratitude. Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2016 at mommypalooza™
October is RSV Awareness Month - Learn about what RSV is and how to protect your baby and children from this virus during the winter months. Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2016 at mommypalooza™
This is a sponsored conversation in support of the 2016 Children’s Miracle Network Annual Fundraising Campaign. All opinions are my own. Our local children's hospital has a special place in my heart for many reasons. Ranking at the top of that list has to do with when my 3rd born son developed RSV as an infant. What started out as... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2016 at mommypalooza™
Although the sun is still out most days, I've been reminded over the past few weeks that we're heading into cold and flu season here very soon. And with that, of course, comes illness and sick babies. When they're sick, all I want to do is see them feeling better and smiling again. With 5 kids in the house and... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at mommypalooza™
Olathe Indian Creek Public Library is hosting a grand opening celebration open to the public. The festivities will be in the library's temporary space is located at 13511 S. Mur-Len Rd., Suite 129 in the Santa Fe Square Shopping Center (next to Savers). The grand opening event will be on Friday, September 2, 2016, beginning at 9:30 a.m. The Olathe... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2016 at
I’m thrilled to share more with you about thanks to brightpeak and #WeAllGrow Latina Network. All opinions are my own. Raising children to understand finances and how to be responsible with their money, is one of my most important parental roles. There is so much information out there that it can seem overwhelming when you're trying to navigate the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at mommypalooza™