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Birthdays are a BIG DEAL over here at Wichita Moms Blog, and maybe in your house too, yes? Whether you're a master-planner who coordinates everything from the theme to the favors or you'd much rather hire someone to take...
I am officially the mother of a teenager. This is crazy to me because there is no way on this green earth I am anywhere near old enough to have a teenager as my child! But having a teenager is my...
Nothing prepares you for life with a strong-willed child. You would think they'd come out with manuals or at least a warning sign that says "Be Strong."  I know I was stubborn as a child, and my mom prayed at...
I have a confession to make. Before I was a parent, I would see moms and dads traveling with little ones and I would silently judge them. I would see frazzled parents at the airport, lugging diaper bags and...
Hello, dads! We see you there. We know you work hard, and you love these kids just as much as we do. We also know that sometimes you need a little more one-on-one time with them sans mommy in...
I've been up to my eye balls in diapers, sleep training, breastfeeding and pumping and bottles, tantrums, discipline and potty training for the past three years. With two kids 18 months apart. And we're having another in just two...
I remember the first time I attempted to try on my favorite pair of jeans, the ones I hadn’t worn in at least 9 months. I remember the desperate ache in my heart begging for the possibility they would...
My kiddos love art! Like, carry around paper and some sort of writing utensil so they can doodle whenever given a chance, love art. So I was excited for the opportunity to take my family to an art class...
image credit :: Alison Moore Photography   We can't think of a better way to jump start our 2015 Summer Playdate Series than a sponsored playdate at Chick-fil-A. Chick-fil-A Central and Rock Road really knows how to throw a kid-friendly party, and we...
I am a birthday obsessed kinda gal. I love the cake, presents, people, traditions, and excitement that goes along with celebrating birthdays. That being said, I knew when I became a parent, I wanted to start some fun birthday traditions...
 photo credit :: PersonalCreations.com Summers are full of bicycle rides with the neighborhood kids, fresh lemonade stands, swimming until your fingers and toes become prunes and going to the MOVIES. Wichita has some great summer movie programs perfect for the whole family. Here are just a...
The transition to motherhood is eerily similar to another one of life's "great" transitions. Here's how: 1. Your Body is Changing In middle school you got your curves. Post baby, those curves are getting…curvier. There have been moments where I catch...
Somewhere under the rainbow, 650 feet below the Earth’s surface in the middle of Hutchinson, KS, you’ll find more than just amber waves of grain. You’ll find Strataca, a one-of-a-kind attraction and the only salt mine tour in North America. The...
This parenting business is HARD. I know I chose this, and I continue to want to choose it each day. I'm not trying to complain but am just hoping for solidarity among my fellow parents out there. We all want...

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