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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...
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...
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...
Quality one-on-one time is always a great way to reconnect, make memories, and show love to someone. It's also important for strengthening relationships, maintaining openness, and reminding another person of how important he or she is to you. Mother-daughter...
This may not be the most popular opinion, but I’m here to say that The Happiest Place on Earth can be even happier sans children. I get it - it feels sacrilegious to go to Disney World without your...
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...
The other day as I was backing my car out of the driveway, my eyes zeroed in on crushed Goldfish crackers and red baseball field dirt on the floor of my backseat. I thought to myself, "Maybe I should...

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