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Love, Actually :: When Theory Meets Reality

“What if he turns out gay?” she asked with a smirk, gesturing to the not-yet-two-year-old sitting beside me at the table. My not-yet-two-year-old. There he sat, minding his own business and eating a green crayon while we waited for our food. I had just shown the group a picture taken that afternoon; one where he was happily playing in my […]

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Social Media Detox

My Social Media Detox

  If you’ve ever done one of those sugar detox diets, then you know how it feels to realize how MUCH sugar you consume on a daily basis. It’s in foods you wouldn’t even expect – like the salsa you  put on your eggs or the dressing for your salad. After a few days the […]

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Homeschooling Kindergarten | Wichita Moms Blog

The Blind Leading the Blind :: Homeschooling Kindergarten

  This year I’m teaching Kindergarten for the first time…in my house. While our friends and family are incredibly supportive (and excited!) strangers who discover our daughter will be homeschooled occasionally grimace & ask what is wrong with other educational options. Let me get this out of the way: I don’t think traditional schools – public or private […]

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Training for a Half Marathon While Breastfeeding

I never imagined myself as the nursing-a-toddler type, but after fighting so hard to establish a good breastfeeding relationship (and LOVING it), I realized that we just didn’t want to stop. So we kept going…past the 6 month mark when I weaned my first child…past the 1-year mark recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics…straight ahead to the […]

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The Non-Crafty Mom's Guide to DIY Party-Planning

The Non-Crafty Mom’s Guide to DIY Party-Planning :: Theme and Invitations

The birth of my first child ushered in a slew of new hobbies/obsessions – including, but not limited to, photography, allergy-friendly baking, and party-planning. In those pre-Pinterest days, you could Google party ideas, search party-planning websites, and stalk blogs, but for the most part? You were on your own. To save money and to keep […]

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7 Exercise Mistakes Moms Don't Know They're Making

7 Postpartum Exercise Mistakes Moms Don’t Know They’re Making

I’m a social-worker-turned-photography-and-social-media-freelancer. I am not a personal trainer or registered dietitian. In fact, the only weight loss expertise I do seem to possess is learning the hard way by making a lot of mistakes. This post isn’t about eating half a bag of Doritos instead of carrot sticks, or how ANY exercise is better than sitting on your […]

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One Year of Dates for Wichita Dads

One Year of Dates with Dad :: A Month-by-Month Activity Guide for Wichita Dads & Kids

Hello, dads! We see you there 🙂 Pretend for a moment that this is the Wichita Dads Blog. We know you work hard, and you love these kids just as much as we do. We also know that sometimes you need a little more one-on-one time with them sans mommy in order to strengthen those […]

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Families and Food Allergies :: Planning An Allergy-Friendly Birthday Party {Series}

Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is admitted to the Emergency Department for an allergic reaction to food. Increased numbers of children are diagnosed every year, which means that you probably know at least one family with allergies – it may even be your own! Here at WMB, we have contributors in various stages […]

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Families and Food Allergies :: Summer Travel Tips {Series}

Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is admitted to the Emergency Department for an allergic reaction to food. Increased numbers of children are diagnosed every year, which means that you probably know at least one family with allergies – it may even be your own! Here at WMB, we have contributors in various stages […]

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