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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....
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...
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...
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,...
Reading is an important skill for all ages, and keeping up with it over the summer can be hard. Thankfully, many businesses around Wichita are happy to provide incentives and programs to keep your child reading until the school...
I have been a nurse for over 17 years, and my first job as an RN was in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). For the 2+ years I worked there, each summer there would be trauma calls of...
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...
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...

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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...