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About Me

Hey Mama’s! I’m so glad you are here.

Who am I? I am Kristan Knickerbocker. I am like a one-man(woman) band! I play wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, taxi, cook, maid, bill payer, activity coordinator, volunteer, and student.  I am excited to add editor of Shawnee Area Moms to the list!! (part of The Local Mom’s Network) I have lived in the Kansas City area since I was 18. (It’s been a long time!) and consider myself a Kansas Citian and love all things KC.  I live in western Shawnee with my husband,  5 kiddos and 2 dogs. I never imagined I would be the mom of five kids but life has surprised me more than once! I joke that it’s my daughter’s fault I have five kids. I kept trying to give her a sister, instead I got two more little boys!  Making FOUR boys and ONE girl! I wouldn’t change it for the world! We’ve decided it’s okay because there is only room for two diva’s in this family. 🙂

I started the Shawnee Area Moms Network because I wanted to create a community of local moms. I know first hand the ups and downs of motherhood and how important a strong support system is. Perhaps you want/need a little “more” from motherhood. It could be something as simple as a good recommendation or somewhere fun to take the kids. Or maybe you need more, like a night out to chat with other moms and create new connections. Shawnee Area Moms has something for every mom and if you don’t find it here, let me know and together we can create it! Motherhood is the best thing that ever happened to me and the hardest thing I’ve ever done. Let’s do it together and make it FUN!!

You may be wondering, what is considered Shawnee Area? Well, I have defined it as Shawnee, Lenexa, Merriam, Bonner Springs, Desoto, and Edwardsville, in Kansas, of course! There may be events that I post outside of that area but generally speaking these areas will be my focal points

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