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This post is sponsored by Tanganyika Wildlife Park. From the moment we opened our doors to the public, family has always been at the core of what we do here at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. In 2008, Jim and Sherri Fouts...
If you've lived in Kansas for any amount of time, you have likely driven past iconic Kansas sunflower fields. The Kansas state flower, sunflowers are known to provide beautiful, picturesque backdrops for family photos or outings. They never get...
Whether you're a veteran homeschool mom, new to homeschooling entirely, or just new to homeschooling in Wichita, you'll love this comprehensive list of resources for families who choose to educate their children privately at home. From co-ops and sports...
When I was pregnant with my first baby, I struggled with such severe anxiety that I quit watching local and national news. As my kids grew, so did the number of predators and conspiracies I seemingly needed to protect...
The Perseid Meteor Shower 2020 will peak August 11 & 12. Grab your kids and make some memories! Growing up, one of my favorite family traditions was viewing the Perseid meteor shower. One night each August my parents would wake my...
When people think about the Great Outdoors in Kansas, their minds automatically go to flat lands, wheat, and cows. And that's fair! We do have a lot of those things. What we don't often think of is the marine history...
I don’t know about you, but being quarantined has me jonesing for adventure — a picturesque landscape to visit and explore. I love the mountains, but living here in central Kansas, it’s pretty flat.  Luckily, there are several areas within...
Kansas summers are H-O-T, and what better way to stay cool than to splash around, take a dip in a local pool, or head to the beach! The Wichita area has some great lakes to explore with the family,...
Waterfalls in Kansas? Yes! There are waterfalls near Wichita. You may be surprised to hear there are many gorgeous waterfalls you can visit across the state. In fact, there are five that are two hours or less away from...
There's nothing we love more than getting outside, especially when it involves exploring, hiking, or biking around the Wichita area. We asked dozens of Wichita families, and below are some favorite kid-friendly outdoor adventures and spots local parents take...
We are often asked for our favorite weekend getaways and day trips from Wichita, so we have compiled a list of suggestions straight from local moms. We love nothing more than to shake things up a bit by hopping...
Sedgwick County officials have announced that Wichita public pools and splash parks will likely not open until 2021, however many splash pads in towns surrounding ICT are up and running! 5 Reasons to Visit a Wichita Splash Pad This Summer: 1....
One of my family's favorite summer activities is outdoor movie night. My kids love being allowed to stay up past bedtime, eating loads of junk food snacks that are normally off-limits and seeing their favorite movies on a giant...
Families have a variety of motives for homeschooling, and contrary to what some might think, being a "cheap" option is typically not one of them. Homeschool education can be a rather pricy endeavor, and I’m sure we all have...

Guides + Resources

Guide to Birthday Parties in Wichita

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We love a good celebration - whether it's a birthday party, bridal or baby shower, a rehearsal or anniversary party - and we are...

Pumpkin Patches in Wichita