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Mothers are often called the heart of the family. Why is that? I suspect that it is because we love as wide and as deep as the ocean. We provide warmth and steadfastness when things seem to be in...
We have officially entered the years of parenting that I have looked forward to for years. I call them "The in-between Years." The relatively easy years in between irrational toddlers and being held hostage by naptime, when your child...
If you meet him, he will be thoughtful and kind and his shoelaces will probably be untied. Maybe you will wonder if he knows how to tie them. Haven’t his parents taught him how to tie his shoes? He...
There are times when the words won’t come. Even after some 13 years of writing for magazines, newspapers, blogs, and a self-published book.  I stare at the computer. It stares at me. It’s kind of like motherhood. Even if you have...
I recently saw a local photographer post some pictures in a breathtaking Kansas setting. One of the comments I saw was how gorgeous the family looked, and how this was the setting the commenting mama wanted when she made...
Everybody knows that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day, the children of slaves and the children of slave-owners would be able to live in a world of brotherhood and equal opportunity. Recently I've set out...
Who doesn't love a good, solid tip from fellow moms that seems to change your life the moment you discover it exists?! Our team discussed some of our favorites, so we've compiled a list of our Top 25 Mom...
Let me just come right out and say it: My favorite guilty pleasure is anything in The Bachelor franchise. Amazingly enough, I find myself looking forward to Monday nights even more as I get older. For awhile I thought...
Now that the cold Kansas weather has arrived, are you dreading the frightful feeling of cabin fever and the complaints of stir-crazy children? Here is a list of over 30 winter activities for those days when you need some inspiration! Indoor Winter...
Motherhood is singlehandedly the most contradicting "job" I have ever experienced.  I was 19 when I had my first baby, N I N E T E E N.   Heck I was still a baby. From the moment I saw the two...
I am a sports mom, hear me roar! Sports moms are a special breed. We spend long hours in the car driving from place to place to watch our favorite athlete do what they do! Living in Kansas, we...
I recently carried my nephew as a surrogate, and about a month before my due date found out that he his size and positioning were less than ideal for a natural delivery. After consulting with my doctor, the parents, and...
Dear Grandma, You hold a special place in my heart. Even though we see each other regularly, I need to say about how much you mean to me. You’ve been a constant presence in my life since I was little: holidays...
Happy Holidays! If you are looking for holiday specific things to do with kids, light tours, or Santa sightings, check out the Ultimate Guide to Christmas and Holiday Events in Wichita. For even more fun stuff happening around town,...

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Wouldn't you know, holidays still happen in the middle of a pandemic! With Easter just around the corner, the Easter bunny may have some...