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This article was originally published in 2017. I used to be fun and spontaneous. It's not that you can't be those things after you become a mom, but they morph into "responsible" and "flexible", which really aren't the same at...
Being a divorcee and a single mom is scary stuff. No matter how your marriage ended, whether it was initiated by you, your partner or a mutual agreement, it’s tough - and you probably feel emotionally raw and alone...
Mothers-in-law get a bad rap. They have such an ugly stereotype - there are whole movies based on this stereotype. Jane Fonda in Monster-in-Law represented this negative image very well. And I hear people complaining about their in-laws in...
While Valentine’s Day is about celebrating love with your sweetie, Galentine’s Day is about those special girl bonds in your life on February 13th. Wichita has many wonderful places for you and your squad to celebrate! Brunch Mimosas and fluffy waffles,...
“Oh, he’s gone again?” “Don’t you hate how much he travels?” “He’s missing (insert important event or family activity)?!”   I have a husband whose job requires him to travel regularly and the above questions/statements are things I hear regularly. People mean well...
Our community. It’s the place we raise our children. It’s the place we call home.  Involvement is important to uphold a strong, supportive city. One thing I have learned since moving to Wichita is that its people are very...
When I turned 40, I googled, "When does middle age begin?" I was shocked to see that many sources considered 45 the start of middle age. Since I was married to a man 4 and a half years my...
As parents, we learn how to do almost everything "on the fly." Our newborns are placed in our arms with no instruction manuals. No "how to" checklists. No rules. One of the first things we learn to do with...
To my husband, Thank you for loving me through my times of crippling anxiety. We’ve been together for almost 16 years. We’ll celebrate nine years of marriage this year. You knew that I had anxiety when we said our vows, but...
Check out these ideas below for indoor, outdoor & at-home date night fun this winter! Winter Dates in the Wichita Area A huge hit every year - don't miss the interactive screening of Elf at the Wichita Art Museum! The...
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Fall is full of so many fun things and it’s a great time for neighborhood traditions! My kids look forward to some of these every year - and my husband and...
September 28 is National Good Neighbor Day! It’s a day to celebrate the importance of being a good neighbor and contributing to the community and one another. Being a good neighbor is an essential part to build a better...
Fall is my favorite time of year for traditions right after Christmastime. The sounds of leaves crunching, pumpkin spice everything and cozy sweaters and boots just make me so happy. This time of year always gets me thinking about...
This article is sponsored by Hannah at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita.  A “fresh start.” New beginnings can come in an array of brightly colored packages – a new school, a new job, a new friendship, a new city.  My most recent...

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