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“Mom, I love my special homework box because it feels like I’m solving clues for treasures!” This is what my now nearly-five-year-old said to me one of the last times we pulled out The Sound Case for a lesson....
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. As a teacher and a mother, I am constantly thinking of how life differs since I was young girl. You see, I am one of those Millennials -- I experienced the dial up...
Trunk or treats in Wichita offer safe and fun sweets without the spooky tricks! These organizations let your little ones dress up and collect candy without all the “scary” stuff. For more family fun this autumn, don't forget to...
Have you heard of Read An Ebook Day? Celebrated on September 18, this day is a way to celebrate electronic books and encourage a love of reading. We are book lovers in our household and enjoy books in their...
Wichita is jam-packed with kid-friendly fun this fall  - get those calendars ready! For more family fun this autumn, don't forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Events in Wichita! Autumn and Art September 13th-15th, times vary by...
If you are looking for ideas on what to gift your child's teacher beyond the typical coffee mug, lotion, or apple themed item, I polled many teacher friends, and below is a compiled list of what teachers REALLY want.  Consider Group Gifting Gifts...
My oldest will start kindergarten in August. Almost every conversation I have with someone regarding her schooling goes something like this:   Other parent: ‘What are you doing for school this fall?’ Me: ‘She’s starting kindergarten.’ Other parent: ‘When is her birthday again?’  Me:...
It's hard to believe that in a few weeks school will be upon us all. Just typing that is making my brain and wallet hurt. However, knowing that I have an incoming 7th grader is even crazier. How did...
The first sleepover. What used to be a traditional rite of passage for kids is now something more complicated and even controversial. Sleeping over at my best friend's house in the 90's meant watching Anne Of Green Gables marathons,...
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Back to school. Getting the kids back to school is great for so many reasons (my Netflix account is lit up with cartoons right now) but it...
My parents are still friends with the parents of my friends from when I was in grade school. I wanted that! But when my son started kindergarten three years ago, I knew very few parents and was not close to the...
  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...
Wichita is an awesome place to get your kids out to see all types of transportation.  We may be the Air Capital, but things are pretty great on land too.  The following are some top spots to see everyone's favorite...
This is Part 2 of Ginny's experience with The Sound Case - read Part 1 here! “Hey mom,what does this spell: P-R-D-J-K-S-P-A-X-Q?” Ummm, nothing. For the last several months my four-year-old had been in the ‘incoherent string of letters’ stage of pre-reading....

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Best Kid-Friendly Day Trips from Wichita

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We are often asked for our favorite weekend getaways and day trips from Wichita, so we have compiled a list of suggestions straight from...