“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”

-Percy Bysshe Shelley


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    Mama Moments

    Of Toilets and Tornadoes

    Last week Missouri held a special severe weather test day and sirens blared in sync across the state. There is a notification tower next to my son's school and he has commented that the sirens are super loud during normal weekly tests, but this was a surprise drill, so I thought it might catch the kids off guard. When I picked up my tornado-skittish son from school that afternoon, I offhandedly asked him if that day's siren was loud. I thought the extra warning may have startled him a bit because the entire school did the full-press severe weather run-through. I didn't expect the response he gave, but we both…

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    Mama Moments

    Perks of Preseason Football

    Yes, we are officially trying to cram as much fun into the last few days of summer vacation as humanly possible, so when my son and I were offered tickets to last night's Chiefs preseason football game while we were still making our way home from a four-day trip to Branson we naturally said yes without hesitation.

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    Celebrating (Another) Snow Day at the KC Zoo

    Another wave of winter weather blew through town last night, which translated into another snow day for my second grader. I have completely lost track of how many inclement weather days we have accumulated this year, but I’m pretty sure these kids might be in school until Independence Day. My little man is pretty good at entertaining himself during days like this, but as they start piling up we both get a little antsy. This morning I promised to do something fun because I thought we both needed to get out of the house (and I knew the roads would be dry by lunchtime). I was right on both accounts.…