Author Archive | Jordan

Things I'm Done Apologizing For

Things I Am Done Apologizing For

The prevalence of “Bad Moms” and “Mommy Wars” has exposed that as moms, we are far too hard on ourselves and to each other. Nonetheless, I still find myself apologizing for, rationalizing, and defending my parenting choices on an almost daily basis (albeit, often self-imposed). Here is my solemn vow to quit apologizing for things that […]

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The Red Dirt Guide :: Wichita Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball

Before you know it, Spring will be here!  And that means rain and baseball (hopefully not on the same day!). With kids in our family currently ranging from t-ball age to high school JV age, I consider myself something of a veteran baseball mom. For those parents wondering where to start, I’ve put together a little […]

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Dart Warz

Dart Warz :: The Cabin Fever Cure

Special thank you to Dart Warz for sponsoring this post and offering fun indoor entertainment for the entire family. Are you looking for some indoor fun this winter as the temps drop and the kids get restless cooped up indoors? Perhaps you’re wondering how you’re going to keep them occupied during that long Winter Break? Or […]

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Co-Parenting

Ground Rules for Co-Parenting

I am a stepparent to three children who, as a result of their parents’ divorce, spend time at two different households. At times, this has been very difficult for everyone involved–at least in part because along with two households, also comes two ways of doing things. This is true for all blended and divorced families, […]

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Coffee Shops in WIchita

Coffee Shops in Wichita

  Coffee Shops in Downtown/Midtown Wichita Reverie Coffee Roasters – 2611 E. Douglas Ave. A highly-informal reader poll suggests that Reverie is one of Wichita’s most-favored local coffee shops.  As shown by the below photo, their drinks are as beautiful as they are tasty! Mead’s Corner – 430 E. Douglas Ave. If you haven’t been to Mead’s […]

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An Ode to the Suburban

An Ode to the Suburban

We have all seen the “Ode to Minivan” posts, which sing the praises of sliding doors and twenty cup holders. While I get the minivan appeal, nothing compares to the space and truck feel of a Suburban for me. So, for the Suburban-loving mamas out there, I give you An Ode to the Suburban (or […]

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special needs

What Parents of Kids with Special Needs Wish They Could Tell You

My youngest son, now 2, has hypotonia (low muscle tone) and developmental delays in the areas of speech and gross motor skills.  He wears SMO braces and has weekly physical and speech therapy. The first time I heard him referred to as having “special needs,” however, it was like a punch to the gut. He isn’t special needs, […]

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estate plan

7 Reasons Every Parent Needs an Estate Plan

Thank you to Dugan & Giroux Law, Inc. for sponsoring this post and providing estate planning and other legal services for Wichita families! Many people fall into the trap of thinking that because they don’t have substantial assets, they do not need to worry about estate planning. This is not true for most people, and it is especially […]

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