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When we first discovered we were expecting triplets, besides the joy of becoming an instant family of five, we were overwhelmed with doubts and concerns. Trying to figure out if breastfeeding triplets was a real option or just a...
A week after my twins were born, the only thing holding them back from being able to come home from the hospital was being able to eat without being fed breastmilk through an NG tube. They were not strong...
Let's face it, breastfeeding is not always convenient.  When my son was born, I was working a 40 hour a week job. My plan was to breastfeed when I was at home and on the weekends then pump as needed...
As parents we are always looking forward to these glorious summer months....well, maybe not as excited as previous summers (thanks, COVID). But summer is here and it's the perfect time to continue to foster and grow your...
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...
For our family, we try to make every month full of family fun but it is a specific observance in July. Between it being summer and during the 2020 pandemic, July is the perfect month for this. I’ve compiled...
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...
I am fascinated with the night time sky.  The planets, moons, stars and galaxies.  It intrigues me and is an interest that my children also share.  As a family, we enjoy late summer nights where we can watch the...
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...
  It may have looked a little different in 2020, but we loved presenting Bloom for the 5th year in a row! We were excited to transition Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood, to a virtual evening designed to...
by Dylan Banning Next to Mario Day (March 10, aka Mar10=Mario), National Video Game Day is this gamer’s favorite nontraditional holiday. This year, it falls on a Wednesday, July 8, which is perfect because I can play during...
I founded Storytime Village, a Kansas-based children’s literacy nonprofit, on the premise that reading is a right for every child. I feel strongly that not only is reading a right, but it is also a catalyst to freedom. Without...
  In an effort to get my boys to go for a walk with me one evening last summer, I downloaded Pokémon Go on my phone. They were 6 and 8 and didn't know very much about Pokémon, but they...

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