• february
Clean Room

How to Teach Your Kids to Clean Their Rooms

“Is your room clean?”   Ah, the age old question that leads to tantrums or to miraculously finding lost library books the day before they are due, or maybe unearthing dishes from the carpet and discovering the matching sock you thought the dryer sucked away. Often, when we cleaned our son’s room, we would discover empty candy wrappers we never […]

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Why I Work 3

Dear Daughters, This Is Why I Work

Dear Sweet Daughters, You may not quite understand why I work yet, but someday I have faith that you will. You’ve never really known a time when I stayed home. After experiencing the pure elation of bringing each of you into the world, three years apart, I went back to work when you were each […]

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Matter of the Heart - Christ the Savior Academy

Matters of the Heart :: A Return to Virtue in Education

Thank you to Christ the Savior Academy for sponsoring this post and providing quality education for Wichita families!“Kindness is not a rule in this classroom. After all, what is kindness? Even adults can’t get that right.” I was stunned when I recently heard a teacher explain why virtues were not taught in her classroom. And […]

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Oscar Watch Party

How to Throw a Red Carpet Worthy Oscars Watch Party {with Behind the Scenes Tidbits}

We lived in Los Angeles for four years, and during that time I had the incredible opportunity to work for the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences during Oscars week as a press guide. I’ve always been a red carpet fan, but being able to physically be there in the time leading up to […]

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If You Give a Mom a Newborn Baby

If You Give a Mom a Newborn

This story may or may not be inspired by actual events. If you give a mom a newborn baby, she will feel equal parts elated and exhausted. It won’t matter if it’s her first baby or her last; her feelings will be the same. Yet, even though she is exhausted, she will not rest. She will […]

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Rhea Lana Collage

Get More for Less! Shop Rhea Lana’s of Wichita

Special thanks to Rhea Lana for sponsoring this post and bringing high quality consignment events to moms in Wichita. I’ve heard from multiple people that they find consignment sales overwhelming and intimidating. While they may be at first, Rhea Lana’s of Wichita does a great job of making the shopping experience as easy as possible! The […]

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Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine's Day Solo

Love Yourself :: Celebrating Valentine’s Day Solo

Who says Valentine’s Day is solely meant to celebrate romantic relationships? I say it’s a perfect opportunity to go and love yourself first. As mothers, we focus so much physical energy, time, and emotional anguish vying for “perfect parenthood” (WHATEVER THAT MEANS). We are conditioned to love God (if this belief applies), our children, our […]

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