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Megan Bayer

Megan Bayer
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Megan has lived in Wichita since 1999, graduated in 2003 as an RN, and received her MSN in Nursing Education in 2016. Megan loves teaching and works in healthcare as Director of Simulation Education at WSU Tech. She is a survivor of childhood cancer that led to some complicated reproductive issues, including the loss of their son Lincoln (18wks, 2008) and daughter Basil (23wks 2010). With a best friend to spend a life-time with and a vision of a family David and Megan embarked on two amazing adoption journeys. With two active girls (London 2012 & Locklyn 2013) and busy careers, life is anything but slow-paced.

Curly Hair Diverse Care: 2 Styles for Anytime of the Year

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Hair has become a quarter-time job for me - creating living art, a piece of artwork that is created with tenderness and love, admired for several weeks before being washed away to start the...

A Super Annoying Holiday Cookie That Tastes So Good (Peppernut Cookie Recipe)

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There is a recipe that is near and dear to my family’s heart and taste buds. A beautiful, delicious, tiny, crunchy cookie, that is a total pain in the butt to make! Peppernuts sometimes called...

World Breastfeeding Week Events in Wichita | 2019

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World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th, 2019, and the theme is the Empower Parents, Enable Breastfeeding. Now and for the future! Many in our community have worked tirelessly to set a standard for care...

Family Adventures on the Wichita Q-Line

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We love exploring Wichita - there are so many hidden treasures. One way to make an outing special is to ride the Q-Line. The Q-line is part of the Wichita Transit System and is free,...

Household Currency to Promote Good Behavior (w/ Printable “Money”)

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My husband and I are constantly changing, updating and trying new parenting strategies. Like chess we are calculating our next parenting move to address individual behaviors. We have always focused on rewarding the positive...

Summer Water Safety Tips from An RN Mom

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I have been a nurse for over 15 years, and my first job as an RN was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). For the 2+ years I worked there, each summer there...

One Open, One Closed: Sisters with Different Adoption Stories

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Our family came to be because of adoption. My husband was aware early in our relationship that I might not be able to have biological children related to childhood cancer. And early on he...

White Board Magic: How a White Board Helped My 5yo Talk About Her Adoption

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It was at the white board in my 5-year-old's room when I watched her draw a picture of our family (I’m always secretly relieved when she draws us holding hands with happy faces). We...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrations in Wichita

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Join our community as we observe Martin Luther King, Jr. Day on January 21, 2019 at these various day and weekend celebration in the City of Wichita!  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity March Thursday, January...

I Hope You Don’t Mind :: Social Media and Sharing

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My kids are 5 & 6, and I love sharing our family and parenting journey. Online I have a group of women and mothers that help me negotiate and normalize all the wonderful and...

Daytrip to Independence Kansas: Close to Wichita and My Heart

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“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go...

Wichita Non-Profit Highlight :: Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

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WMB contributors have been given an opportunity to share some of our favorite non-profit organizations. There are so many wonderful non-profits in Wichita, but here is one that has personally served me. *Trigger Warning* Bereavement...

Choosing Public Schools

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We have exhausted the "research" phase and now have to make a decision. This year our daughters will enter Kindergarten and 1st grade, and we are choosing our neighborhood public school.  This has made...

World Breastfeeding Week Events in Wichita | 2018

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World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th, 2018, and the theme is the "Foundations of Life". This WBW Wichita is celebrating now having TWO Baby Friendly Hospitals. Many in our community have worked tirelessly to...