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You tried to hide it, but you were crushed when your friend said she was moving away. You’re excited for her to follow her heart and start a new adventure...but you’re worried this might be the end. That you’ll...
If there was ever a time to acknowledge mail carriers and postal workers, it is now. Almost anyone you ask will tell you how difficult and lonely 2020 was: from lockdowns and social distancing (and the accompanying psychological impacts), to...
Almost 50...almost. In 2021 I turn 50.  I still look at that number and struggle understanding how that could be my age. A couple of years ago I learned the book The Very Hungry Caterpillar was celebrating its 50th birthday and...
Hey girl,* Yeah, I'm talking to you. I just wanted to thank you for everything you do for me and my family. This pandemic has been ROUGH, but you've seen me through every week. Some weeks we saw you more...
I’m a recovering people-pleaser. There, I said it.  I found out that I was the text book definition of a people-pleaser when I realized that I was very uncomfortable to share with anyone how I was really feeling, especially if...
When I found out I was pregnant during the beginning of the COVID pandemic, I can honestly say the emotions were like none that I had experienced during my previous pregnancies. Where there is often excitement mixed with some...
“Don’t use up your marriage equity on renovating the office,” cautioned our life coach.  Maybe it’s a huge remodel project. Maybe it’s just choosing how to arrange and decorate your living space. However, you and your partner may have different...
January 24 is National Pay A Compliment Day. I can’t think of any time in recent history when doing so has been more important — to speak "plus words", not "minus words", adding to others, rather than taking away.  Mr....
A couple years ago, I found myself sipping the Rachel Hollis Kool-Aid. And by sipping, I mean slurping. One of her many practices for “self care” and betterment is called the Last 90. Essentially, you take the last quarter of...
These Wichita date ideas are more than just a list of Wichita restaurants and movie theaters - our comprehensive guide offers 200+ ideas for every budget. Think you’ve run out of Wichita date ideas? Think again! Just click on the...

Dear 2020

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Dear 2020, What a year this has been! I was filled with such optimism at the beginning of the year after 2019 left me feeling a bit weary. My mindset was positive, and I was eager to look forward to...
The author highly encourages small, limited holiday gatherings but still desires for families to be able to make Thanksgiving special! 2020 has changed a lot of our annual family traditions! Do you suddenly find yourself in charge of Thanksgiving dinner...
This article by Martin Bauer is sponsored by Martin-Pringle Attorneys at Law. I have been representing parties in adoption proceedings since 1979. Back then, courts in the United States were just beginning to recognize that both biological parents should be...
For me it begins with the shortened days and longer nights. As the sun sets earlier, I feel a nagging sense of sadness with a twinge of anxiety. Perfectly planned, fun-filled autumn days at the pumpkin patch or long...

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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...