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Cyndra Whiddon

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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.

What Has Happened to Prom?

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It was 1992 and I was getting ready for prom. I borrowed a dress from a friend and was going with my high school boyfriend. We went to dinner, the dance and then we...

How I Really Feel About My Oldest Child Graduating

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This past summer, I shared my emotions about enrolling my oldest in his Senior year of high school. Now it's spring, and his graduation is right around the corner. To use a phrase my...

What Being a Stay At Home Mom Really Means (From a Veteran SAHM)

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Let's be honest. Being a mom is the best job in the world! But it's also the hardest, most emotionally draining, and demanding job a human being can have. One thing I never accounted for when...

Where Did My Little Girl Go?

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The other day, I was driving my 14 year old daughter somewhere and it hit me...where did my little girl go? She was sitting next to me in the passenger seat looking at her phone...

Raising Teens and Tweens in the Social Media Age

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I love social media. I love that I get to stay connected to people that live far away and those who live next door. I love seeing all the kids grow up and staying...

To the Parents of My Kids’ Friends: Thank You

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During this holiday season, I always try to find something "new" to be Thankful for.  A new friendship. A new recipe my whole family loves. It doesn't have to be something big like "good...

Our Journey Through Childhood Mental Illness

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From the day he was born, my second child, Dylan, was a handful. At first I thought it was me that was the problem. I had a 2 year old, a baby, we were...

4 Tips to Surviving A Dysfunctional Family During the Holidays

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Norman Rockwell paints a heart warming picture of a family gathered on a holiday that illustrates love, warmth and togetherness. I wonder what Norman would paint if he were to walk into my family...or...

Before You Gobble :: A Thanksgiving Day Workout

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As an avid exerciser, I jumped at the chance to write a post on exercise during the holidays! These fun, adaptable exercises can be used before the "big meal" or after...or really, anytime! I chose...

3 Easy Pumpkin Recipes You Need to Make TODAY

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I love pumpkin. The smell, the taste, and the color scream, "FALL IS HERE!!!" Unfortunately, I'm the only one in my house who feels this way, so I don't get to cook with pumpkin very often. I really...
Sink or Swim :: Raising Independent Human Beings

Sink or Swim :: Raising Independent Human Beings

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I'm not sure if it's because my oldest in about to begin his last year of High School and last year at home or if I'm just having one of those "mom moments." As...
The Last "First Day"

The Last “First Day” :: When Your Baby Is A High School Senior

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It can't be. I'm in total denial. My oldest child, Connor, is getting ready to start his senior year of high school. What?! How did this happen? Wasn't I just in high school a few years...
Why Are You Adopting?

Why Are You Adopting?

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"Why are you adopting?" I can't begin to tell you how many times I've been asked this question. My husband and I have 4 biological children, and yes, we are in the process of adopting a...