Author Archive | Erin


To Our New Pledge Class on Your First Mother’s Day

Dear Pledges, CONGRATULATIONS on surviving the recruitment process! For some of you, this was an incredibly arduous journey – miscarriage, adoption, IVF, surrogacy – and you fought hard for your spot here at Mu Omicron Mu (MOM). You accepted your bids gladly, and we are excited to have you! For others, the shock may not […]

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hospital vs. home birth

If You Can’t Tell the Difference, Why Should I?

Most of us start making plans the moment we find out we’re pregnant. We scare the snot out of our hormonal selves searching for the birth experience, sleep method and feeding philosophies that are least likely to ruin our child. Hospital vs. home birth? Breast or bottle? Attachment Parenting or Babywise? Everyone guarantees that their method […]

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end daylight saving time

Death to Daylight Saving Time

You’ve spent the last few months implementing every sleep training strategy you could find in books and on the internet. You’ve bribed your kids to go to bed and purchased special alarm clocks that indicate the exact moment they can get break out of their Pottery Barn prisons overflowing with toys, coordinated bedding, and educational books. But now looming […]

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Fuller House, Fuller Hearts :: Why We Can't NOT Watch | Wichita Moms Blog

Fuller House, Fuller Hearts :: Why We Can’t NOT Watch

“Whatever happened to predictability? The milkman, the paperboy, evening TV? You miss your old familiar friends waiting just around the bend…” We didn’t understand as elementary school students in the 80s and 90s, but it makes perfect sense to us now. The milkman, the paperboy, and evening TV? They’ve morphed into organic almond milk, online news […]

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spring break in wichita

Guide to Kid-Friendly Spring Break Activities in Wichita

Are you ready for Spring Break? We know your kids are! Whether you need a week-long camp to keep them busy or just a few fun family activities to keep you sane, this list will tell you where to go. From art and nature to sports and movies, there are tons of kid-friendly Spring Break activities […]

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Wichita Chocolate Shops

Where to Get A Sugar High in Wichita :: Top 10 Favorite Sweet Spots

Somewhere along the line, flowers and chocolate became the token gifts of love. Birthdays, anniversaries, Valentine’s Day – even “just because” – there’s always a good reason to give the gift of of sugar! Sure, you can pick it up at any big box retailer or corner drug store, but if you want to give your sweetie […]

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5 books for foodies

5 {Non-Cookbook} Books for Foodies

“Foodies” adore everything related to eating and drinking: Talking about it. Writing about it. Reading about it. We love looking at photographs, hearing stories, and uncovering delicious new recipes. We plan our vacations around restaurants and vineyards, skipping souvenirs and splurging on our tastebuds – and we use food to celebrate success, grieve loss, and […]

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sexual abuse prevention

The “Rude” Behavior I’m Teaching My Kids {Sexual Abuse Prevention}

My kids are being raised in an extremely affectionate family. We exchange hugs and kisses 24/7; we have secret family handshakes and our own family vernacular. But my babies are growing up, and they’ve reached an age that necessitates difficult conversations about how not every touch from an adult or a “friend” is always innocent. They don’t […]

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Authenticity Won't Make You A Better Mom

Why “Authenticity” Won’t Make You A Better Mom

“Good moms have sticky floors, messy ovens, and happy kids,” reads a popular meme making the rounds on Facebook and Pinterest. While I understand the sentiment, I don’t find this helpful for millennial moms seeking balance between unobtainable “perfectionism” and its new hot mess of a step-sister: extreme “authenticity”. Sometimes good moms have sad kids – in […]

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the truth about love

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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