Author Archive | Amy Foster


Chores Can Be a Moms Best Friend

I have read many articles on the benefits of children having chores from a young age. I had chores from an early age, and while I never really grew to love dusting and cleaning the bathroom, I certainly learned a few things about responsibility and doing your best despite not enjoying the task. Because chores […]

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Sending My Baby to Kindergarten

I am getting ready to send my youngest child to kindergarten. As the simpler preschool days are drawing to a close, I have become very reflective of where we’ve been, and anticipating where we’re headed. It’s fairly easy to over-romanticize the beginning years, however, I have found myself reminiscing about the early years with so […]

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A Family Adventure:: Riding the Rails

Last summer, my family embarked on a new adventure. We decided to travel to Chicago on the Southwest Chief departing from Union Station in Kansas City. My husband and I are experienced travelers, but the thought driving 11 hours with our 6 and 4 year old boys didn’t seem that appealing, and airfare for 4 […]

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Savoring Our Last Semester

When my youngest was born 5 years ago, I felt like it would be an eternity before he went to Kindergarten. Despite the fact that we are red-shirting him to give him an extra year at home, it feels like he was just born yesterday. Some of the days, weeks, and months challenged us more […]

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3 Fun Holiday Treats to Make with Kids

I love making homemade treats for special occasions, in fact I might even go a little overboard during the holidays. I love focusing on details but I don’t love spending all day in the kitchen. I fondly remember holiday treats that my mom still makes today, so I wanted to create some fond memories for […]

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