Samantha Jacob

Samantha Jacob
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.

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

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

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...
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Cheap & Free Summer Movies in Wichita

Summer weather in Kansas can be as unpredictable as…well, as any time of the year in Kansas. This makes it vital that we have a fully loaded bag of tricks to keep our little people...

2019 Summer Reading Programs in Wichita

Reading is an important skill for all ages, and keeping up with it over the summer can be hard. Thankfully, many businesses around Wichita are happy to provide incentives and programs to keep your...

It Doesn’t Get Easier…It Gets Different

I was chatting with a woman I had just met, and as we worked through the typical get to know you questions we shared that we were both mommas; mine nearly 2 and 5,...

Travel Adventures with Family Friends: What to Consider

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; I love to travel. Before kids my husband and I would jet off on some new adventure every chance we got. These days with two...

Let’s Visit Waco Y’all!

Travel is good for my soul.  The excitement of getting away to explore somewhere new or even visiting a well-loved city away from home refreshes me like little else can.  Recently my mom and...

Wichita Non-Profit Highlight :: Children’s Mercy

When caring for children we all face dark times, but for those families caring for children with medical complications, chronic illnesses, or even life threatening conditions those times seem a little darker and the...

The Great Chicken Debacle :: Easy Recipes for Shredded Chicken

So let me tell you a story.  It was your average Sunday evening, we were getting ready to eat dinner and I decided I wanted a drink from our outside refrigerator.  I head outside,...

Small Business Saturday Wichita Mom Style

The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it brings the busiest shopping season of the year. In our family we love being able to support local businesses when checking the many names off our...

Vicarious Trauma and My Unhealthy Relationship with Social Media

Lately things have really been getting to me. I find myself scrolling through my various social media sites and happening upon a story, both from people I know and from the news, covering a...

Dear Amma and Papa: A Letter to My Children’s Grandparents

Dear Amma and Papa, There honestly are no words I can say to accurately express my love and gratitude for you. When I was looking for someone to spend the rest of my life with,...

3 Ways Kids Benefit from Taekwondo

"I promise to be a good person with knowledge in my mind honest in my heart strength in my body to make good friends and to become a super awesome black belt, SIR."  No less than twice a week...

Febrile Seizures: No Longer an Unknown

It was a Memorial Day like any other. We had plans with friends, barbecues to attend, and a significant amount of pool time on the schedule.  Sunday we had agreed to watch our niece...