KC Lives Mommy Panel Chats about Easter and Kids

Several readers have requested that I post the videos of my monthly appearances on morning television. I think they might be drunk or just trying to get on my good side, but I hate to disappoint my parents, so here is this month's show. Today I had the great pleasure of joining the talented and funny moms, Snarky in the Suburbs and Paige Kellerman, on Kansas City Live!(KSHB-TV) to dish about Easter and how we will manage the great sugar rush without injuries. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNr5nndd3ok If you would like to receive NML posts in your email, sign up here: Join me for more fun on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest. ... [ Read More ]

Lookey, Ma I’m on the TV

This morning I actually got OUT of bed BEFORE the hubby. He looked so shocked and a bit scared by my bright, smiling face as he was just awaking. What is she doing with real clothes on...and makeup? Who died?! Then you could see on his face he remembered I was to appear on Kansas City LIVE! with three other fabulous bloggers to discuss kids, motherhood, and children going back to school. Julie from "Bug Bytes," Sherry from "Snarky in the Suburbs," and Paige from "There's More Where That Came From." The show was full of laughs, lights and hairy pancakes! Apparently, before our segment the other guests were trying to adopt a pack of dogs and Chris Cakes was flipping pancakes around the studio. Good times. So here is my "Who passed gas on the set?" face, to start off ... [ Read More ]

Your Cicada is touching my Locust

  There is something in the Midwest that for some ridiculous reason is not taught to children in the schools.  Proper bug lingo.  Most people know a spider from a bee, and don’t be rolling your eyes, if you are really into bugs and say a spider is an arachnid…I know!  I’m just making a point here. The major issue at hand is the cicada, locust, grasshopper debacle.  NO ONE can properly identify these and I am here today to teach all of you parents what is what, so you stop sounding like hillbillies, when I know you to be the brilliant, edu-ma-cated parents you are. (Don’t worry, I won’t expect you to touch one or heaven forbid pick up a cicada shell, but you will know parts and be prepared for the pop quiz at the end of the video.) Grasshopper: Jiminy Cricket, although his ... [ Read More ]

Health Education Videos on YouTube

Children's Mercy Family Health Partners (FHP) has created two video channels on YouTube with health education videos.  One in English and the second for Spanish speaking families. Recently, they have produced two videos providing education on autism featuring an interview with Dr. Farrell Weiers of the Family First Center for Autism and Child Development in North Kansas City, Missouri. The first video is called “What Is Autism?” and the second is “What Is PDD?”. They also just launched, “What is Asperger’s?” and will have more coming soon.  You can sign up at the YouTube site "cmhfhp1" for new videos when they are posted.  Really great information! ~ Nurse Mommy The channels are available at: (click on one of these) Family Health Partners Video Channel (English) Family ... [ Read More ]