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We did not allow my stepson to get a cell phone until he was 14, and boy, were we ever the hold-out parents in his circle!  Some of his friends starting getting phones at age 10.  I may be...
When I was a young mom a few decades ago, I kept over hearing moms with tweens and teens say "My child and I are best friends!" I immediately thought, this is what I want to be able to...
Every August when school starts, I have this "butterfly" feeling in my stomach. You know, the kind that you get when you are excited to start something new. When you know your child is getting ready to embark on...
My husband and I are constantly changing, updating and trying new parenting strategies. Like chess we are calculating our next parenting move to address individual behaviors. We have always focused on rewarding the positive behaviors.  Parenting is hard and...
I know! It’s crazy! But here in Rural Kansas...the internet leaves a lot to be desired. Sure, I can search the internet, or send an email (can even attach small files!) but streaming is definitely not on the table. No Disney+,  Netflix...
Looking to sign your kids up for gymnastics or cheerleading in Wichita? Check out these clubs, organizations! GYMNASTICS & CHEER for KIDS IN WICHITA Acrobatic Academy Airstrike Tumbling Cheer Eclipse ICT Cheer Legacy JAG Gymnastics My Gym Wichita (classes begin at age 6 weeks) Wichita Gymnastics Club Heartland Cheer...
This article is sponsored by The Independent School in Wichita KS. Uniquely you, uniquely independent.  Isn’t that the dream of all parents for their children? At The Independent School, this is not just a slogan but the history and practice...
Note from the author: This article was originally in 2015. I have continued to homeschool my kids, who are now entering 4th & 7th grades. We have learned so much and hope you enjoy your homeschooling journey as much...
We have all seen the “Ode to Minivan” posts, which sing the praises of sliding doors and twenty cup holders. While I get the minivan appeal, nothing compares to the space and truck feel of a Suburban for me....
Piper, age 5, confidently marched through the hallway at Fundamental Learning Center’s Rolph Literacy Academy this summer, stopping to hug every adult she encountered. As she walked, she pointed out the art projects on the wall she had created. She...
Ugh. A learning difference diagnosis brings up so many emotions for parents. We start thinking about how this will impact our children long-term and get into a cycle of fear and guessing. In addition, we worried about how to...
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...
Are you looking for enrichment, classes, or after school activities for kids in Wichita? Parents in Wichita are lucky to have so many options, and the purpose of this guide is to share all our community has to offer. Options...
It's Back to School season, which means back to school shopping! There is something about loading up on school supplies and new shoes that brings back all the nostalgia. Of course we love snagging the best school supply sales...

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