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In early March, our world seemed to spiral out of control. I remember being dressed in my KU shirt, getting ready to watch the Jayhawks start their journey in the National Tournament. It was supposed to be the beginning...
As women and mamas, we have lots of moods. I mean, we’re rock stars, but we’re still human.  There are seasonal moods (pool season and snuggle season), and different times of the month (hormonal and...hormonal.) We also have so many...
It’s 2020—do you know where your boundaries are? Or, maybe more importantly, do you have boundaries? I used to view boundaries as a negative trait. I felt that if I set a boundary I was being rude, disrespectful or that...
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults every year but only 36% of those suffering receive treatment. I am one of those sufferers and I do receive treatment but there are some...
As 2019 kicked off and I was working on my goals, I started reading various blog posts to get me focused. I stumbled across a post from the maker of the daily agenda I use, Ink+Volt. There was suddenly...
You have probably seen or read “helpful” articles that instruct introverts on “How to Be More Social.” What?? My favorite people are introverts, all beautiful souls who I wouldn’t change for the world. Since I’m the biggest extrovert that...
You know the feeling. That little jump in your tummy at a great light display, that sigh as you snuggle on the couch with a Hallmark movie, the sparkle over all the activities. That Christmas Spirit.  What happens if you...
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...
  My oldest child started kindergarten this year. While I was sad and didn’t feel ready for him to go, I knew he was ready and it was a cake walk compared to sending him to preschool. Preschool was a...
The “finer things” by the common definition just aren’t present in everyone’s life and choices globally. Maybe that adds to the allure for some, because this lifestyle is elite. Exclusive. High-end. Gourmet. But what are truly the finest things any...
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...
Father’s Day has changed for me, from childhood to adulthood. Now I celebrate my husband, the father of my children. But the biggest change is that when I was 30 years-old, my own father died suddenly of a heart...
I have heard friends say “I feel like I’m 20, but then I talk to a 20 year old and realize I’m not.” Nothing more needs to be said because we totally understand what that means. We have seen some...
Anxiety is the worst. One minute you've completed a major project with no problems, cleaned the house and did a little rockstar parenting...and the next you're laying in bed, heart racing not sure if you'll be able to sleep...

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10 Favorite Bike Paths in Wichita to Ride with Kids

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Looking for a fun (and safe) spot to take a family bike ride? These 10 bike paths are the most popular recommendations from Wichita...