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Samantha Jacob

Samantha Jacob
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Samantha is a Kansas girl through and through. Born and raised in a rural community near Topeka, KS, she moved to Wichita in 2002 to attend WSU. Obtaining her graduate degree from the Wichita State School of Social Work, she loves her job as a pediatric medical social worker. Samantha calls East Wichita home with her husband, two beautiful children, and dog. Having lived in Wichita for over a decade she has enjoyed rediscovering Wichita through the eyes of her children. When time allows Samantha enjoys spending time with friends, trying new restaurants, and re-watching episodes of the West Wing.

Where to Get A Great Spray Tan in Wichita

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We have all heard the risks of too much sun exposure.  Everything from skin cancer to early signs of aging are reasons to avoid spending too much unprotected time in the sun. But there is...

Where to get Wichita’s Best French Fries

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My very favorite vegetable is the potato (yes, I checked it is a vegetable).  I love a potato diced, cubed, mashed, baked, gnocchied, but especially fried. A golden, crispy, freshly fried, french fry can...

The Many (Easy!) Uses of Salsa Chicken

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Prior to the spring of 2020 on any given night you would have found that my family was pulled in a thousand different directions. Between community volunteer activities, children’s sports, and errand running dinner...

Guilt Free Screen Time for Kids: 12 Free Educational YouTube Channels for Kids

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I don’t know about you but my kids love their screens, and there are times when I have to push past the mom guilt and embrace the screen time. For example when I have...

Taking Care of the Heart of the Family: Mothers & Heart Disease Prevention

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Mothers are often called the heart of the family. Why is that? I suspect that it is because we love as wide and as deep as the ocean. We provide warmth and steadfastness when...

10 Best Places for Indoor Fun in Wichita

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Thank you to My Gym Wichita for sponsoring our Best Indoor Fun in Wichita Guide While Wichita has a fantastic zoo, parks that can’t be beat, botanical gardens, and various other outdoor attractions, it also has weather...
Crafty Valentine

3 Non-Food Valentines for the Non-Crafty Mom

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I have never been a very crafty person. Don’t get me wrong I love the idea of being crafty, and I have spent more money than I would like to know on various crafting...

Visitors Guide to Wichita: What to Do in ICT with Out-of-Town Guests, Friends, and...

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It's by far the most frequent question asked in our Neighborhood Groups: "We have friends/family coming in to town, and we want to show them the BEST Wichita has to offer! What should we...

The True Story of A Smoked Turkey Convert

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One of my fondest memories from childhood is waking up on Thanksgiving morning to the delicious smells of my mother in the kitchen preparing our family feast.  The smell of the turkey roasting away...

Holiday Festivals in Wichita 2019

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Andover Hometown Christmas December 12, 2019 5:30-8 p.m. Andover Central Park An evening of festivities to celebrate the season. Check out the event’s Facebook page for more details.  Rose Hill Hometown Christmas December 14, 2019 3:00-7 p.m. ...

You’ve Been Booed! A Fun Halloween Tradition to Start in Your Neighborhood

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One early October night a few years ago we noticed an unexpected pumpkin waiting for us as we were getting ready for dinner. Walking outside we found that this pumpkin wasn’t a trick, but...

Visitors Guide to Wichita | Adults-Only Fun in ICT

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When I moved to Wichita in 2002 to attend Wichita State University (Go Shox!) I heard over and over again “Really Wichita?”  Now that I have lived here almost as long as I have...

Visitors Guide to Wichita | Family-Friendly Things to Do in ICT

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Because I call Wichita home and feel like I know all the hidden gems that it has to offer, I feel like the pressure is on to impress when out of town friends and...

Closet Staples Perfect for Transitioning to Fall

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Pumpkin spice is everywhere, and the patches are getting ready for the hustle and bustle of the Halloween season. In Kansas the fall season may mean snow on Halloween or heading to the pumpkin...