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Many years ago, I thought it was important to have many friends. I’m slightly awkward so it gave me the opportunity to have different friends with my different personalities and likes. As I’ve gotten older I have realized that...
Whether you are stuck without a babysitter, you or your partner are out of town for work, or you're just not ready to leave your tiny sweet babe, these virtual date night ideas are here for you. No matter...
I don’t think I became a good communicator until our son was 6 years old. At that point, I had been married for about 10 years, I was fluent in avoidance and passive aggression. Our son’s inability to read facial...
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...
Did you know that March 20th marks the International Day of Happiness? What does that exactly mean, you wonder? Well it’s a day to be happy, of course!  I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the International Day of Happiness happens...
I don’t know about you, but this last year was a year of firsts for me.  Some allowed me to stretch and grow and as I came out of the other side of the newness I was able to...
This article was originally written in 2016. I've been divorced for more than three years now. My daughter is with me 60% of the time and with her dad, 40%. Getting used to the schedule was tough. It's what I...
I've heard it said that grief comes in waves. One moment everything is fine, then without warning, a thought, scent, sound, or memory will enter the scene, and tears come flooding down. I've lost all of my grandparents, but...
The month of February may make you think of chocolates, flowers, and all things love related, so its fitting that National Caregivers Day happens to fall on the third Friday of the month. This well-deserved day of appreciation is...
Life is busy. Tasks get postponed. Priorities become rearranged. So in 2021, I made doing not-so-random acts of kindness with my five-year-old one of my “21 for 2021” goals – a way for me to hold myself accountable for...
As we approach the one year anniversary of the pandemic, is anyone else starting to really feel it? I can't quite explain what it is, but it's an intense rush of emotions that take over when we least expect them to. With...
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...

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4th of July Fireworks & Parades in Wichita (and Sourrounding Areas)

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Are you ready for some red, white, blue and Wichita fireworks? There are quite a few options this year (especially compared to last year)...