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For many of my growing up years, I was raised as an only child. But it wasn't because I didn't have a sibling. I did, and still do, though he has not been an active part of my life...
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 that I admire in those...
10 Tips for International Travel with Kids 1. Start adjusting for jet lag before you leave. There are differing opinions as to whether or not this is effective. A few days before our flight, we began going to bed earlier and...
COVID-19 has impacted our local non-profits profoundly. While the ways your family can help will likely be more limited this year, we still hope you'll consider these local organizations when planning your year-end giving. Wichita Children's Home There are a multitude...
Quality one-on-one time is always a great way to reconnect, make memories, and show love to someone. It's also important for strengthening relationships, maintaining openness, and reminding another person of how important he or she is to you. Mother-daughter...
Ugh. A learning difference diagnosis brings up so many emotions for parents. We start thinking about how this will impact our children long-term and get into a cycle of fear and guessing. In addition, we worried about how to...
I don’t know about you, but I have a lot to do, and dealing with my emotional life on top of it all often feels inconvenient and uncomfortable. Even more challenging is trying to manage the (less-filtered) emotional lives...
My kids are 5 & 6, and I love sharing our family and parenting journey. Online I have a group of women and mothers that help me negotiate and normalize all the wonderful and challenging aspects of mothering. Connecting...
The month of April is designated as Month of the Military Child. This month recognizes the more than 1.7 million children who have a parent currently serving in the armed forces - active duty, reserve and guard. Their sacrifices...
There's nothing like a classic Kansas cold snap to send parents scrambling for warmer alternatives to traditional (outdoor) trick-or-treating! Here are a few events we've found that offer indoor fun for the little ones on Wednesday 10/30 and Thursday...
As spring finally emerges, you may begin to see a lot more blue skies, and bright futures, but you will also see blue ribbons, blue pinwheels, and women carrying around blue trash bags to raise awareness for a very...
My love for music is a defining characteristic. While I do have favorite genres, I am happy to listen to all kinds of music and I do throughout the day. I love how it evokes emotions, how lyrics can...
Thank you to ICTeeth for sponsoring this article. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. ICTeeth has been kind enough to answer some frequently asked questions surrounding a child's first visit to the dentist, and they are sharing some of...
I have only been the mom of a tween for the last few years (my son is 10) and while it is exciting to watch him grow closer to young adulthood, most days I feel like I have no...

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