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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.

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...

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...

25 Best Places for Indoor Fun in Wichita, KS

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While Wichita has a fantastic zoo, parks that can’t be beat, botanical gardens, and various other outdoor attractions, it also has weather that can change on a dime. For those days when the weather tries...

7 Bingeworthy TV Show Podcasts You’ll Love

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I love the way that great television can transport you to another time and place, providing an escape from your daily grind until those final credits roll.  Netflix and other streaming platforms have allowed...

How to Identify & Navigate What Brené Brown Calls “Terrible First Times”

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I don’t know about you, but this last year was a year of firsts for me.  Some allowed me to stretch and grow and as I came out of the other side of the...

The Best Local Breweries in Wichita | Beer, Cider, and Delicious Food

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The Wichita breweries and beer scene is an evolving landscape. Those may not have been words that you would have read even 5 years ago - but true beer enthusiasts (and novices) are able...

Where to Get Your Ears Pierced in Wichita

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As we were preparing for our daughter’s third birthday one of our first questions was what she wanted for her gift. To our surprise, without missing a beat, she announced she wanted to get...

17 Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes to Spice Up Your Holiday Spread

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Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday.  Thanksgiving is the opening even to the holiday season. It is a time for us to slow down and gather with family and friends to reflect on all of...

The Only Formula for Transitional Fall Fashion You Need

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I want to believe that when the calendar tells me autumn has arrived it will bring with it cooler temperatures, but having lived in Kansas my whole life I know that this is not...

Taming the Tangles: Real Moms Share Their Favorite Hair Detanglers

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When my daughter was born she had a full head of beautiful curly hair.  I remember thinking where did the curls come from and how do I manage those.  As she has gotten older...

5 Podcasts That Will Keep You Laughing

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When my husband and I go on long road trips we love a good playlist as much as the next person, but often the music becomes too lulling and my husband will ask me...

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...