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A holiday that celebrates the beauty and wonder of math with an excuse to eat? That’s this sweet-toothed teacher’s dream day. From PiDay.org, “Pi Day is celebrated on March 14th (3/14) around the world. Pi (Greek letter “π”) is...
In our home, books can be counted by pounds and square footage. In the hustle of our home, we are committed raising readers. Here are some of the ways we have weaved reading into each and every day.  Books everywhere....
Having triplets is an amazing journey full of joy and happiness, noisy fun, and chaos. As parents of triplets, we are often presented with some questions that we - most likely - only share with other families with multiples. One...
This post is sponsored by Christ the Savior Academy. Before I had children, while studying art in Paris, France, I learned a few things from the French about parenting. In essence, French parents create and maintain well-defined boundaries, rules, and...
This post is sponsored by USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. The world of early childhood education, including kindergarten, is constantly evolving to meet the needs of students and the standards set by education governing bodies. If it’s been awhile since...
Some of the most common questions we receive include recommendations for the best preschools and schools in Wichita and surrounding areas. The Wichita Mom Team families are a diverse mix of public, private, virtual, and homeschool. We always suggest...
“Mom, I love my special homework box because it feels like I’m solving clues for treasures!” This is what my now nearly-five-year-old said to me one of the last times we pulled out The Sound Case for a lesson....
We are often asked where to find additional education resources, including special education services and early intervention testing. Below you will find a list of some of the local resources offered: When Should I Talk to a Pediatrician About My...
This past April, my oldest came home from college for an unexpected weekend visit. While he talked positively about friends, classes, and his job on campus, he also mentioned he wasn’t sure about his major and was looking...
  My oldest child started kindergarten this year. While I was sad and didn’t feel ready for him to go, I knew he was ready and it was a cake walk compared to sending him to preschool. Preschool was a...
If you are looking for ideas on what to gift your child's teacher beyond the typical coffee mug, lotion, or apple themed item, I polled many teacher friends, and below is a compiled list of what teachers REALLY want.  Consider Group Gifting Gifts...
My oldest will start kindergarten in August. Almost every conversation I have with someone regarding her schooling goes something like this:   Other parent: ‘What are you doing for school this fall?’ Me: ‘She’s starting kindergarten.’ Other parent: ‘When is her birthday again?’  Me:...
It is the best of times, it is the worst of times. Back to school. Getting the kids back to school is great for so many reasons (my Netflix account is lit up with cartoons right now) but it...
Thank you to Eastminster Church and their Kids Day Out program for sponsoring this guide and for providing educational childcare for our community.  Kids Day Out Programs are the perfect opportunity for mom to run errands, get some work done, or take a...

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Where to Find Our Favorite Wichita Murals (interactive map)

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If you've been in Wichita for more than 10 minutes, you've seen at least one eye-popping ICT mural. We've got Wichita Flag Murals, Keeper...