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A few weeks ago I was watching Luc, my sweet 16 year old boy with special needs, run at a cross country meet. I use the word "run" in a loose sense. Think more like trudge. Lumber. Steady shuffle. Wog.  I...
This article is sponsored by Wichita Children's Home Kidzcope. Grief. It’s an emotion that is all too familiar for many parents. But for children, the loss of a loved one may be their first encounter with grief. The confusing and...
This article is sponsored by True Compass. It’s no wonder! We are asking our children to make this decision with very little information or experience.  It can be stressful and students might feel pressure to make a choice before they’re...
Looking for dance classes for your son? Competitive dance team for your middle schooler? Hip hop class for yourself? Look no further! Below is a compiled list for dance studios in and around Wichita serving all ages and offering...
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 18th-20th Cost: FREE Location: Virtual Join Autumn...
Leer en Español We all knew this school year was going to look different. We had imagined a scenario where school started online -more or less like the Continuous Learning approach we had last Spring- then we were going to...
Read it in English Todos sabíamos que este año escolar luciría diferente. En el escenario que habíamos imaginado, las clases comenzarían en línea - de modo similar al enfoque de aprendizaje continuo que tuvimos la primavera pasada- luego íbamos a...
When you think of your period, a party probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Cramps, headaches, cravings, mood swings - it's a huge inconvenience, right? But it's also a huge milestone for girls - anticipated eagerly by...
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...
Over the years, I’ve answered a lot of questions about our kids with special needs. I don’t mind, I’m a big believer that knowledge is power and questions usually mean genuine interest. But as our son entered his teen...
Our oldest son graduated from college last year. In the weeks leading up to this momentous event I didn’t contemplate much aside from the fact he was almost done. Finishing school, verifying he definitely would graduate, the ceremony, and...
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...
by Dylan Banning Next to Mario Day (March 10, aka Mar10=Mario), National Video Game Day is this gamer’s favorite nontraditional holiday. This year, it falls on a Wednesday, July 8, which is perfect because I can play during a weekday,...
  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...

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Things to Do in Wichita with Kids | MARCH 2021

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month - March 2021 No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and...