Jordan Kieffer

Jordan Kieffer
Jordan is General Counsel for WMB and a regular contributor. She is also an attorney in private practice and the owner of Barre Forte Wichita. She grew up in the rural Butler County area and spent most of her childhood outdoors. She attended WSU for undergrad, followed by KU Law. The year before Jordan completed law school, she and her husband got married, making her a stepmom to three. They have since added two little ones, making a total of five fun and crazy kids! In her free time, Jordan can be spectating at the kids’ ball games, at the barre studio, horseback, or listening to audiobooks. She lives a blessed life and she's excited to share it with you!
spring break camp activities for kids in Wichita

Spring Break Camps and Activities for Kids in Wichita 2020

It may be freezing outside, but we all know that Spring Break is just around the corner! Thankfully, Wichita has plenty to offer to keep all your kiddos thoroughly entertained. Here are just some...

Coffee Shops in Wichita

  Coffee Shops in Downtown/Midtown Wichita Reverie Coffee Roasters Two locations: 2202 E. Douglas Ave.  and in the Advanced Learning Library at 711 W. 2nd St.   A highly-informal reader poll suggests that Reverie is one...
I Don't Feel Obligated to Pay for My Child's College Education

I Don’t Feel Obligated to Pay for My Child’s College Education

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Use Your Noodle :: Gluten-free and Grain-free Pasta Alternatives

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Thanksgiving Break Childcare and Camps in Wichita

School breaks can be hard!  You might be a working mama who needs to find childcare, or you might be a stay-at-home mom who needs to take care of other things (like Christmas...

To My Old Friend

Dear old friend, There was a time when you were my closest friend. You were the first person I would call when my day went wrong.  We helped each other choose outfits, we procrastinated on...

Parenting Expectations vs. Reality

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The Secret to Doing It All

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Strong as a Mother: Anywhere Exercise for Summer

We often hear about the importance of "self-care" lately.  That means different things to different people, but being in the barre fitness industry, I feel that exercise is a key component of self-care!  As...

How a Notebook Saved My Sanity

Growing up, my mom had a Day Timer.  Does anyone remember those?  It was like a Trapper Keeper for adults--it held all of her appointments, notes, and zipped closed around the edges to protect...

10 MORE Places to Enjoy Dining Gluten-Free with Kids

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10 Places in Wichita to Enjoy Dining Gluten-Free with Kids

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Toddlers, Teens, and Everything In Between

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