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Adoption can be a sensitive topic. Some may even believe I’m not qualified to write this article because I have not faced these hurtful questions by strangers about my children. I am not an adoptive mother. I am, however, an...
I’ve recently become obsessed with Hamilton, the Broadway musical. I know, I know, I’m a little late to the party. Most of you have probably been singing along for two years now. If you aren’t, let me tell you,...
In support of National Adoption Month, we are honored to be sharing adoption stories and perspectives from moms in our community, as well as advice and insight from Wichita Attorney Megan Monsour on how to handle the adoption process. Click...
If you’re not listening to Amy Brown’s podcast 4 Things with Amy Brown, stop what you’re doing and go subscribe right now, I’ll wait. You won’t regret that. She’s funny, honest, and offering some really useful advice, four things...
Are you expecting? Do you have a newborn? Then you don't want to miss our 2017 Bloom Event at Botanica! The pregnancy and postpartum phases are some are the most joyful, exhausting and overwhelming in life. There is so much...
Most of us know the feeling of wanting something that we can’t afford. But what if money stood in the way of becoming a parent? I talk to many couples who have decided they want to pursue adoption who...
The thought of adopting can be overwhelming. Who do I talk to? Who can I trust? How much does it cost? How long does it take? Many questions cross your mind when you are considering adoption. The good news...
For most hopeful parents, deciding to adopt is a step into unfamiliar territory. A new place with new people, new risks, and new rewards. Throw in a few acronyms and the entire journey can feel like a bumpy trip...
Since the adoptions of our two African American daughters there has been a learning curve caring for their hair.  The silver lining has been this unique expression of family, ritual, and tradition.  The holiday season is busier than ever...
We love and embrace our daughters' natural hair. As our confidence in hair care has increased yarn rope twist extension have become a staple style 1-2 times per year. We get as many compliments as we do questions about...
In support of National Adoption Month, we are honored to be sharing adoption stories and perspectives from moms in our community, as well as advice and insight from a Wichita attorney on how to handle the adoption process. Click here...
Our family came to be because of adoption. My husband was aware early in our relationship that I might not be able to have biological children related to childhood cancer. And early on he expressed his desire to one...
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You Gotta Have Faith

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Becoming a parent is one of, if not, the most important events in life. That is true if your child joins your family through pregnancy or adoption. Adoptive couples are faced with countless decisions on their journey to this...
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...

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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...