Cyndra Whiddon

Cyndra is a Wichita Native, mother of 4, wife of one busy MD and volunteer to many! She loves to workout, read, run, spend time with her kids and have dates with her husband. She is an RN but hung that hat up in 2001 to become a full time stay at home mom. Her favorite, hardest, most demanding, rewarding job has been being a Mom.

Do You Have A High School Senior This Year? Everything You Need to Know

Here we are again. Summer is winding down and we are gearing up for another school year. But, this school year brings a whole new meaning for us in our house. Our second child,...

How to Get Organized in the New Year | 7 Tips to De-Clutter

Every year around this time, my husband and I partake in a wonderful tradition which we lovingly call "Get Rid of Our Crap!" This isn't just "Let's go through the kids clothes and donate what doesn't...

How to Start A Mother-Daughter Journal & Really Connect with Your Tween or Teen

As parents, we learn how to do almost everything "on the fly." Our newborns are placed in our arms with no instruction manuals. No "how to" checklists. No rules. One of the first things...

How to Help Your Teen Navigate Life After High School with True Compass

This article is sponsored by True Compass.All opinions are my own. Raise your hand if you knew, at age 17 or 18, what you wanted to do with the rest of your life? Did you...

Confessions of A Mom Who Didn’t Love Breastfeeding

I have a confession to make: I didn't love breastfeeding. In fact, I really didn't like it.  When my first child was born in 1999, I was a Labor and Delivery nurse. I loved my job!...

To the Class of 2021: It Isn’t Fair

I have four amazing kids who, like millions of other kids, adapted to having their school and educational experience pulled out from under them in March of 2020. Now that summer is winding down...
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Run for your Life! 5 Tips for Beginners

I love running. I love the feeling I get before, during and after a good run. And a "good" run doesn't mean it's long or fast. A good run means it's just me and...

Welcome to the COVID-19 College Experience

In early March, our world seemed to spiral out of control. I remember being dressed in my KU shirt, getting ready to watch the Jayhawks start their journey in the National Tournament. It was...

How to Get Healthier Skin without Knives & Needles

As a woman in her mid 40s, I've lived through decades of skin abuse and anti-aging regimes. In the 80s, I used baby oil (gasp!) to achieve a tan, while in the 90s, I...

Halloween Fun for Older Kids

Halloween in our family means dressing up, school parties, trick-or-treating and carving pumpkins! Over the past 17 years, my kids have been everything from animals and fairies to superheroes! Halloween night meant taking the kids...

Why Football is the Best Sport for Moms

Eighteen years ago when I met my husband, I quickly learned that his weekends off meant one thing: watching football!  He would spend most of his Saturdays and Sundays watching college and professional football,...

5 Reasons I’d Rather Be With My Husband Than My BFFs

As I scroll through my social media feed, it never fails that I will see one or more of my girl friends enjoying a fun weekend with friends. Sometimes, I'm a bit jealous. Who...

A Mom’s Letter to Her Graduate

Dear Son, I've been here before. Having a child graduate from high school, that is. Just two short years ago your brother walked across the stage and entered a new phase of his life. Now,...

I Like Being in My Own Little World

For the first 40 years of my life, I loved being involved in everything! Things from music, sports, academics, theater...you name it. I literally started kindergarten on the day I turned 5 years old....