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Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of global pandemic can stop Santa from his annual trip around the globe! Want to keep up with him as Rudolph guides the team from the North Pole to a Christmas tree near...
Childcare. That one little word that causes so much anxiety for new working moms. When I had my first child I had every intention of returning to work so I was faced with the challenge of finding childcare for him....
I'm not promising the trendiest or coolest gifts of 2020, but I can promise that most of these suggestions have been toddler approved by my two-year-old twin boys and their old sister. The bonus is none of these gift ideas...
Let’s be honest, COVID presents many different obstacles for many different people. My biggest obstacle as a speech language pathologist in the public schools is masks. Masks present a barrier to what I need to see the most --...
There is a lot of information to sift through when searching for favorite digital free educational resources for kids. But the goal of this particular resource is to share the very best (in our humble opinions), straight from moms...
This article is sponsored by the Wichita Public Library. We know too much screen time is not great for our children, but the Wichita Public Library’s Kansas Reads to Preschoolers program is encouraging just a few extra minutes of screen...
This article is sponsored by TOP Early Learning Centers. Regardless of the size of your paycheck, Wichita area moms will find TOP Early Learning Centers provide the highest quality care and early education, to children ages one to five, at...
One early October night a few years ago we noticed an unexpected pumpkin waiting for us as we were getting ready for dinner. Walking outside we found that this pumpkin wasn’t a trick, but rather a sweet treat from...
There is something about reading that just relaxes me. Throw in a warm cup of tea and a cozy blanket, and I am a happy girl! So when our first born became interested in books as a toddler, we...
Thank you to Eastminster Presbyterian Church for sponsoring this article. Momma, I want to hand you a lifeline. I want you to get a cup of coffee with another mom and remember what a non-interrupted adult conversation is like. Have...
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 child's love...
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...
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...
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...

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5 Reasons to Visit a Wichita Splash Pad This Summer: 1. The price.  You can't beat free! 2. Safety. Splash pads are ideal for moms like me...