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Whether you're a veteran homeschool mom, new to homeschooling entirely, or just new to homeschooling in Wichita, you'll love this comprehensive list of resources for families who choose to educate their children privately at home. From co-ops and sports...
Dear (Almost) Kindergartner,    We have had the very best summer. I don't want it to end!   The spring was really tough since you didn't get the chance to say goodbye to your beloved preschool, your teachers, or your very first friends. It...
  The school supplies have been carefully selected. The backpack that seems way too big has been packed. You’ve talked for weeks about how exciting school will be as you calm any worries your child has, but deep down you...
When it comes to the coronavirus, plans can change in an instant. One plan we can count on is that we know school is going to look different this year. Although we are still learning what plans are for...
Dear teachers, As the time draws near for a new school year, the typical feelings of excitement as you anticipate your new classrooms, are probably taken over by feelings you may not have felt before about the new year starting....
I have four amazing kids who, like millions of other kids, adapted to having their school and educational experience pulled out from under them in March of 2020. Now that summer is winding down and the new school year...
Free First Day of School Printable  I've always loved the start of a new school year - even now, when I haven't had a first day of school in 8 years. It's the feeling of a fresh start, new experiences,...
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...
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...
One of the most common questions posted in our local neighborhood groups is from parents looking for seasonal sports organizations that specialize in programs for young children: soccer, t-ball/baseball, basketball, gymnastics/cheer, dance, swim lessons/teams, martial arts, tennis, & golf. Below...
As a mom to two boys, baking is a way for us to spend time together, learn reading and measuring and enjoy special bonding time. Pre-kids, I did not spend a lot of time in the kitchen admittedly. Now that...
Teachers are amazing and special people.  I admire these individuals and appreciate them more than I can express into words, especially through times when my children are not in school.  At home there are distractions everywhere.  So when I...

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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