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I know! It’s crazy! But here in Rural Kansas...the internet leaves a lot to be desired. Sure, I can search the internet, or send an email (can even attach small files!) but streaming is definitely not on the table. No Disney+,  Netflix...
Dear Moms of Seniors, I’m writing you this letter in the middle of the night because my heart is breaking for you. I don’t have a child graduating high school this year, but I see your pain and I have...
These times are strange. We all feel it. One of the saddest parts of the stay-at-home suggestion is missing my sweet new grand baby. Although he lives less than ten minutes from my house, I can't hold and snuggle...
While the local YMCA, city pool and splash parks are great options for staying cool, sometimes packing up all of our gear, sunscreen and snacks seems like more trouble than it's worth with a preschooler and a toddler in...
Our world has drastically changed in recent weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic. We all have been educated about steps to ensure our physical health is intact, symptoms to look for and how to receive medical care when necessary....
“It’s not fair! Why are you being so mean? Please can we just go play outside with them? Mommy, please? We’ll be good listeners!” my six-year-old son cries as he watches me tell the neighbor kids that he and...
Wind is a really powerful thing. We’ve all seen reports of tornados where the wind has destroyed towns and taken lives. Wind, however, isn’t always destructive---often, its power is quite constructive. It turns turbines that produce power and launches...
In early March, our world seemed to spiral out of control. I remember being dressed in my KU shirt, getting ready to watch the Jayhawks start their journey in the National Tournament. It was supposed to be the beginning...
I’m making it a point to remember March 13, 2020 for the rest of my life. Not only was it one of the most intense (and I’ll admit scariest) days of my life as COVID-19 made its way to...
This article is sponsored by Christ the Savior Academy. When my children were toddlers, I used to prepare them for long plane rides by saying, “What is today about?” “Waiting!” they would chime in unison. No matter how many delays, cancelled flights...
The kids are out of school, many parents are working from home, and we're all inside more than we're used to. To make the lives of Wichita parents easier, we've compiled a variety of resources and activities to help...
We are home, we are safe, and we are healthy. The longer my family stays home to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, the more I realize that what it takes to do our part in this crisis is...
I gave birth to my third baby less than a year ago. I’m not where I’d like to be weight-wise. It’s never taken me this long to shed the extra baby pounds, but I’m on the struggle bus this...
Thank you to Learn Everywhere for sponsoring this article.  With the Covid19 Crisis, parents and educators have been thrown into figuring out a new normal overnight. But this situation has also been a great reminder that education is not a...

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10 Favorite Bike Paths in Wichita to Ride with Kids

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Looking for a fun (and safe) spot to take a family bike ride? These 10 bike paths are the most popular recommendations from Wichita...