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I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Why I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Since my youth, my story has been the same. It sounded something like this: “I don’t know my dad. I have a two-for-one mom. She is strong.” There’s nothing wrong with this story…except I was missing something: A dad.  With every breakup there are ideas to consider. Breakups aren’t comfortable, and their stories lack happy […]

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Coffee & Zoloft :: Mommy’s Essentials for Kindergarten Readiness

This isn’t your regular “Is My 5 Year Old Ready For Kindergarten” post. We’ve been down that road with our oldest and there are great resources out there. For my husband and I, we heard A LOT of opinions about when our daughter should or shouldn’t start. She has an August birthday and technically could […]

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What I Found at Hannah

What I Found At Hannah

Thank you to Hannah at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita for sponsoring this post and offering friendship, connection and community to Wichita moms! A “fresh start.” New beginnings can come in an array of brightly colored packages – a new school, a new job, a new friendship, a new city.  My most recent “fresh start” happened just a […]

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College: A new parenting phase

College :: A New Parenting Phase

As moms, we all know how hard and rewarding parenting can be during any phase. The fact that our children don’t come with manuals or a “how to” list doesn’t keep us from diving right in and figuring this parenting gig out. During every phase of parenting; newborn, toddler, school age, pre-teen and so on, […]

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Looking for the good

Looking for the Good

Evil exists in the world, but remember to look for the good. This is the lesson I hope to impart on my son as he grows. On the days following the tragedy in Charlottesville, my husband and I sat watching the news in disbelief. I was heartbroken for the people of Charlottesville, for all people […]

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Why We're Choosing Public Schools

Why We’re Choosing Public Schools

When my husband and I bought our home five years ago, we were instantly charmed by the neighborhood school, just a block and a footbridge away. Its sprawling lawn, the sounds of frolicking children on the playground, hundreds of pint sized learners coming and going with brightly colored backpacks in tow. This fall, the day […]

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