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.

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...

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....

Parenting the “Auto-Pilot” Years

I was walking through a bookstore recently and found myself mindlessly searching through various sections and eventually found myself in the "Parenting" section. I browsed through the books about a multitude of topics and...

5 Things You Need to Know about Teen Driving

 We all remember being a teenager and getting behind the wheel of a car for the very first time. We were excited. We were ready to gain some independence. We were scared! However, as...

5 Things I Wish I’d Known When My Kids Were Little

I'm often asked for advice from mom friends who have younger kids. I'm in no way an expert and I often laugh when they say, "Can you give me advice?" But I guess since...

How Yoga and Barre Saved My Sanity

I've always been an athlete. At the ripe old age of 5, my parents starting me in competitive swimming and thus began my lifelong journey of physical activity. I swam year round for 10...

5 Things You Need to Know About School Volunteering

When you see or hear the word "volunteering" what do you feel? Do you feel anxious, sweaty, happy, eager or even scared? If you feel anxious, sweaty or scared, you are not alone. But...

So Your Baby is a Senior :: Everything You Need to Know This Year

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,...

5 Things Your Labor & Delivery Nurse Wants You To Know

In December of 1997, I graduated from Nursing School and started my career as a Labor & Delivery Nurse. I LOVED it! Sure, the hours were tough, there were complicated patients and heartbreaking outcomes,...

Why I Won’t Be My Child’s Friend

When I was a young mom a few decades ago, I kept over hearing moms with tweens and teens say "My child and I are best friends!" I immediately thought, this is what I...

That’s Not How You Merge, Susan!

Every August when school starts, I have this "butterfly" feeling in my stomach. You know, the kind that you get when you are excited to start something new. When you know your child is...