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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.
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Cheap & Free Summer Movies in Wichita

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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...

Guide to Wichita Breweries

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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...

Child Abuse Prevention and You

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All I have ever wanted to do is help people, especially children. I very clearly remember the day when I was getting ready to go to college that my dad turned to me and said,...

Homemade Baby Food in 5 Easy Steps!

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I am not what I would consider a “granola” mom, nor am I a completely a “store bought” mom.  I consider myself to be a, "what works in the moment mom"; an "are they...

Flower Buying 101

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I hate surprises, but there is one surprise that I will always appreciate: being surprised with flowers.  Receiving flowers always make me feel special and can brighten event the crummiest of days. Thankfully my...

Return of the Elf :: My love hate relationship with Elf on the Shelf

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After the last morsel of turkey has been consumed and most of my family is suffering from a food coma I can be found knee deep in my storage room digging out my Christmas...

No-Bake Pumpkin Lactation Bites

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Celebrating Autumn with the Hindu Festival of Onam

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At the park the other day my son was playing with another little boy. I watch as they played, from a safe distance to be available, but not helicopter-y. They appeared to be getting...

Looking for the Good

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Evil exists in the world, but remember to look for the good. This is the lesson I hope to impart on my son as he grows. On the days following the tragedy in Charlottesville, my...

My Son Is Cooler Than I Am :: Lessons Learned from My Outgoing Child

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I have never been a naturally outgoing person. I don’t thrive in group settings and when meeting new people, I'm often perceived as standoffish. My son on the other hand holds all the characteristics...
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Cheap & Free Summer Movies in Wichita

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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...
ABC's of sleep

Better Sleep Month: Remembering the ABCs of Sleep

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As a soon-to-be second time mom with a toddler that is a terrible sleeper - and in honor of better sleep month - there is no better time to talk about safe sleep for...