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When I was a child in the 80s, a family I babysat had a Gameboy with Tetris on it. I’m not very video game inclined, however I loved that game. There was something so satisfying about fitting each piece...
When I was in sixth grade, I met a girl in a red coat that always wanted to swing at recess. It wasn’t my favorite thing to do, but I knew I wanted to be friends with this girl!...
Life doesn't always turn out the way we planned - and when you have kids, the stakes are even higher. The following agencies offer support and services for moms and kids in the Wichita area. KCSL's free, anonymous Parent Helpline...
When I first found out I was pregnant, I couldn’t wait to share in this time with my friends. We shared pregnancy symptoms, funny (and sometimes interesting) stories we had as our bellies grew, and overall encouragement as we...
There are so many great places to get pedicures in Wichita! Every mama (I think?) loves a good pedicure, and getting some girl time with my little lady while getting one has become a fun bonding experience for us....
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...
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...

Guides + Resources

Guide to Fitness, Health, and Wellness in Wichita

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When it comes to health and fitness in Wichita, there are so many options! Schedules, budgets, and fitness goals are not one size fits...