Kinzy Gillespie

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Kinzy is a self-proclaimed “cool mom” to 3 spirited kids: Kellan (2012), Harper (2014), and Charlotte (2019). Her husband James is a Des Moines Firefighter whose only real downfall is his wholehearted participation in “Movember.” When she’s not working diligently to answer the ten thousand questions her kids ask in a day, she can be found slamming coffee, adding things to her shopping carts online knowing full well she’ll never actually checkout, and laughing at her own jokes. She spends most of her days reminiscing about when naps were still a thing, avoiding household chores, and striving to perfect the work/life balance.
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Why I Love Family Gaming Online

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Unplug. Be present. Limit screen time. I’m sure you’ve all heard the key phrases. The words encouraging you to put down your phone and focus on the here and now. The words are meant to inspire parents...
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25 Elf on the Shelf Ideas

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It’s 9 p.m. and you just crawled into bed after another exhausting day of parenting. You start to drift off when suddenly you’re jolted awake by one reoccurring thought… I forgot to move the...
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I See You

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There was recently a trend going around on social media: Post a picture of yourself when you were at your lowest and nobody knew. I started thinking about what picture would accurately portray that time...

Learning Something New

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What was your favorite part of today? What is something good you did today? What is something you learned today? These three questions are the topics of our dinner conversation every night. As we sit down to...

Saying Goodbye to Tampons Forever

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My husband and I recently went on a vacation… ALONE!! (or at least it was supposed to be). We all have that one family member who refuses to take a hint. Despite having the tough...
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Why I Love Co-Sleeping

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Before I became a parent, I naively compiled a mental list of all the things I would never do as a parent: No screens until they’re older. Limited sugar. They will NOT behave badly...
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Becoming a Mom

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Hold the test pointing down, place the absorbent strip in a stream of urine for 5 seconds, recap the test, and wait for the longest three minutes OF. YOUR. LIFE. Pacing the bathroom, clearly ignoring...
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Mom Uniform

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I walked down the stairs the other day and was met by my 6-year-old who excitedly proclaimed “Oh mom, you actually look really pretty today. I like your makeup and your curled hair.” That was...

Last of the Firsts

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I sat down to sign the permission slip for my husband to get his vasectomy. A concept I found slightly insane, considering he’s a grown adult who is fully capable of making his own...
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The Importance of Valentine’s Day

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I spend February predominately focused on a few things: chocolate, wine, scouring Amazon for the perfect last-minute gift, and hoping my husband thinks more Russell Stover and less Edible Arrangement. I fully understand Valentine’s Day...