How To Handle Your Teething Toddler

Life is great until it happens:  your career is looking good, your family is happy, all is peaceful on the home front and then, for no apparent reason, your child begins drooling excessively, crying for no visible reason, and waking up in the middle of the night – you have a teething toddler.  It seems…

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Spotting a Drama Queen

We all know that one person who always has some major catastrophe happening in their life, or can’t fulfill basic agreements with others due to their being emotionally distraught.  While there is nothing inherently wrong with being a drama queen, it can have an effect on one’s personal well-being, relationships, and career results.  In terms…

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High Spirits at Missouri Spirits

A subtle hint of smoke was in the air as I entered the building adorned with rustic decor, and I was immediately greeted by Denelle.  She gave me a warm smile and led me, along with Scott, into their main hall to have a friendly chat. Sitting down with Denelle and Scott from Missouri Spirits…

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The Bourbon Old Fashion

Simple, elegant and tasty – this sums up an Old Fashion.  This delightful cocktail is easy to make with few ingredients, and it is oh so smooth when it goes down.  It is no wonder this drink has captivated its’ audience for over 200 years, and will continue doing so for another few hundred. The…

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Sinfully Delicious BBQ at City Butcher

City Butcher, the epitome of meaty perfection, has been a pillar of excellence in the meat-eating community since November 2014. They have established themselves as a premier melt-in-your-mouth BBQ restaurant and butcher in Springfield, Mo. My partner and I recently had the great fortune of trying their biggest and best-featured items, as well as meeting City…

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Recipe for the Cosmopolitan

It’s classy, sexy and though it is currently out of style in the local bar scene, there is always someone ordering this pretty-in-pink cocktail.  The official drink of Sex and the City, the cosmopolitan has delighted and numbed taste buds for decades while gracing the palettes of many brides-to-be and their respective entourages.  While many…

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