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Do you like the idea of homeschooling but feel overwhelmed by choosing a good curriculum? Or maybe you prefer a secular homeschool program with the support of certified teachers? A virtual school might be a good fit for your family....
For our family, we try to make every month full of family fun but it is a specific observance in July. Between it being summer and during the 2020 pandemic, July is the perfect month for this. I’ve compiled...
When it comes to the coronavirus, plans can change in an instant. One plan we can count on is that we know school is going to look different this year. Although we are still learning what plans are for...
Families have a variety of motives for homeschooling, and contrary to what some might think, being a "cheap" option is typically not one of them. Homeschool education can be a rather pricy endeavor, and I’m sure we all have...
Full disclosure: I struggled to write this piece. I struggled so hard that I almost backed out. When first approached I was so fired up to amplify black voices, the voices of black women, black mothers in this city,...
I am fascinated with the night time sky.  The planets, moons, stars and galaxies.  It intrigues me and is an interest that my children also share.  As a family, we enjoy late summer nights where we can watch the...
My love for music is a defining characteristic. While I do have favorite genres, I am happy to listen to all kinds of music and I do throughout the day. I love how it evokes emotions, how lyrics can...
  It may have looked a little different in 2020, but we loved presenting Bloom for the 5th year in a row! We were excited to transition Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood, to a virtual evening designed to...
I founded Storytime Village, a Kansas-based children’s literacy nonprofit, on the premise that reading is a right for every child. I feel strongly that not only is reading a right, but it is also a catalyst to freedom. Without...
School's out, but we can all use ideas for learning activities with items we have on hand through the summer too, right? These are some low (or zero) prep ideas to keep your toddlers and preschoolers entertained and learning...
The first present I bought my Georgia Ruth before she was born was a lovely copy of Winnie-The-Pooh.  I sat in the new rocker in her room staring at the newly washed baby clothes reading to my belly and...
As a mom of preschoolers, I’m always on the hunt for the trifecta of activities - one that provides learning opportunities, makes little to no mess, and is engaging enough to buy me some time to enjoy my coffee,...
On a beautiful Saturday morning in April 2009, I fell in love in a Wendy’s parking lot in western Missouri. I had seen her picture online and was captivated; I knew I had to meet her. She was just...
If the world knew in advance that 2020 would consist of a pandemic, social distancing, homeschooling, and worldwide protests, I’m sure we all would stay in 2019 a little while longer. We did not sign up for this....

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Things to Do in Wichita | AUGUST 2020

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Things to Do in Wichita this Month August 2020 No matter the season, there are always fun things to in Wichita with kids (and without!). Welcome...