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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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Tips for A Successful Back to School Experience

Tips For a Successful Back-to-School Experience

Back-to-school is a fun, exciting, nerve-wracking time for kids, parents, and teachers too! I always loved back-to-school, both as a teacher and a student. The key to making the transition from summer to school a success is being prepared. With a little prep and incorporating a few routines into your schedule, you and your kids […]

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Reading Difficulties - Fundamental Learning Center

Hope for Students with Reading Difficulties (and Their Parents)

Thank you to Fundamental Learning Center for sponsoring this post and offering educational support for Wichita kids and families!Piper, age 5, confidently marched through the hallway at Fundamental Learning Center’s Rolph Literacy Academy this summer, stopping to hug every adult she encountered. As she walked, she pointed out the art projects on the wall she […]

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Fairy Garden

How to Make A Fairy Garden

So what exactly is a fairy garden anyway? Well, it can be anything you want it to be! As long as it’s made from the heart it will lure our little fairy friends. But really… A Fairy Garden is a miniature garden that includes miniature furnitures, doors, signs, fences… and actual living plants.  They’re super […]

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