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My assumptions about postpartum depression prior to the birth of my second child were just that, big ole assumptions.  Turns out, what I thought was true about PPD was far from it.  Postpartum depression hit me like a freight train the...
My holiday season last year started off pretty much the same as it does every year: We baked cookies. Our house was adorned in lights. Christmas songs were on repeat.  The excitement for Santa was building. One thing was very different though - we...
Eleven years ago, I recall reading through all the mom blogs, books, Pinterest, Google, Reddit - you name it- about what to do to prepare for the arrival of my new bundle of joy. The vast amount of information...
It's 9:30 p.m., I finally snuck out of the room after bargaining and pleading with my two-year-olds to just go to sleep, and I have no idea how I will muster the energy to pick up after my twin...
World Breastfeeding Week is August 1st-7th, 2018, and the theme is the "Foundations of Life". This WBW Wichita is celebrating now having TWO Baby Friendly Hospitals. Many in our community have worked tirelessly to set a standard for care...
Labor induction is something patients often ask me about, especially as their due date approaches, and more often when their due date is near a holiday or coincides with another big life event. The hope is that the majority...
With my first pregnancy, I was caught off guard when my daughter came two weeks early, which meant—I didn’t have a hospital bag packed. Nothing. Nada. My mom was throwing stuff in the washing machine as we flew out...
In December of 1997, I graduated from Nursing School and started my career as a Labor & Delivery Nurse. I LOVED it! Sure, the hours were tough, there were complicated patients and heartbreaking outcomes, but my job allowed me...
Ear abnormalities can lead to childhood teasing. This can lead to long-term psychological, social and emotional stress for children. Kids with ear differences may become self-conscious and ashamed. For these children, a plastic surgeon can repair their ear abnormality, allowing...
Having a new baby in the home changes everything. How do I give a baby a bath? What do I do when she feels hot? Is breastfeeding supposed to hurt? Is this a good swaddle? When will he roll...
We couldn’t be happier that Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood specifically designed for new moms and moms-to-be, is back at Wichita Moms Blog for the 3rd year in a row! This popular event is a favorite for...
Within hours of meeting our adopted daughter we were already breastfeeding. She was a barracuda with a little mouth and my nipples were sore. Luckily I knew just who to call: my IBCLC (International Board Certified Lacation Consultant). Only 5...
As a mother or father, you know that your baby is beautiful from the moment your eyes meet. No flaw or blemish can change your view of the little person in your arms. Yet, sometimes, babies are born with a...
When my daughter was born, my husband and I followed what ended up to being the best advice we received. When I went back to work, my husband stayed home for two weeks to care for our daughter. It...

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Family Fall Fun, Halloween, and Trick-or-Treat Events in Wichita 2021

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Fall Fun & Halloween Events in Wichita 2021 Wichita has so much to offer when it comes to fall & Halloween fun for kids and...

Pumpkin Patches in Wichita