Column: Why is it so hard for women to admit we need help at home?

Saturdays at home were always for yard work. Sundays, aching from the odd muscles pushed to exhaustion from raking and bagging leaves, meant cleaning inside. That doesn’t make for much of a weekend, and by Monday, I often felt more exhausted than when I left work the Friday before.

All this, and the bottom of my white socks still turned the color of that crayon no one likes as I walked around on our hardwood floors. The kitchen counters never sparkled. Dog hair mocked me at every turn.

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DIY Embroidered Home Sweet Home Throw Pillow

Cozy up your bedroom or living room with this DIY embroidered home sweet home throw pillow! It makes your couch extra inviting and adds a fun pop of color to any room. I love having a couch or bed piled high with different pillows. This embroidered throw pillow is one of my favorite throw pillows…

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A Casual World Where Armless Chairs Take The Lead

Can you imagine being comfortable on a chair that has no armrests? It’s actually not that uncommon and definitely not a new trend. Plenty of traditional or vintage chairs featured an armless design. The idea is even less odd and unusual when you take into consideration that armless sofas and loveseats are also a thing…

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3 big issues the Kansas legislature faces in 2017

The last piece of the puzzle leading up to the 2017 session in Kansas was legislative leadership elections in December where members of the House and Senate voted for the Republican and Democratic caucus leaders.

The 2016 August and November elections significantly changed the makeup of the Kansas legislature from conservative majorities in both chambers to a blend of conservatives, moderates and Democrats. This now shifts the makeup of leadership teams and committee chairs.

Heading into 2017,…

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Five Kansas City nonprofits merge

Five Kansas City nonprofits and longtime collaborators merged to create one organization on Jan. 1: Gillis, Healthy Families, Marillac, Ozanam and Spofford.

The five partnered to form Cornerstones of Care back in 1998, but as of 2017, the five organizations legally combined to form one.

The combined entity will serve more than 12,000 children and families, providing education, behavioral health, family support, foster care and adoption services in Kansas and Missouri. Cornerstones of Care also…

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