Author Archive | Maricar Harris

Lessons learned from Dory

Lessons learned from Dory

I recently watched Finding Dory with my teenage daughter. Disney-Pixar created yet another gem of a movie. While the story was cute and the humor entertaining, I have to admit that some parts of the movie significantly tugged on my “mama-heart” strings. Here are my top three moments that reminded me that being a good parent matters: […]

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Perfectly Me

Perfectly Me

Hey moms out there. Do you see me? Yeah, that’s me waving the white flag. I. Give. Up. I’m tired of trying to be something I’m not. And so today, I scream from the mountain top: “I am who I am, and I can’t be who I’m not.” So yeah. That’s me. The one at […]

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Hey Mom…

Hey Mom at church with your little ones: How much effort did it take for you to get all three dressed for church and get yourself ready? You are brave to be here at church without Dad. When I see one of your little ducklings starting to misbehave, I feel for you as you juggle one […]

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Grocery Shopping Services in Wichita

I’m Never Going Grocery Shopping Again (And You Shouldn’t Either!)

When I was the mom of three littles, I remember wishing that there was a drive thru somewhere where I could pick up milk, bread, and eggs. Staple items. Necessities. But, honestly, unbuckling three kids out of three car seats, walking like a flock of ducks through the parking lot, and shopping with three in […]

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Through Her Loss

This post was written with the blessing of my dear friend, whose unimaginable loss has greatly impacted my life and the lives of those around her. I look at her with awe. I look at her with disbelief. I look at her and can’t help but wonder, “What if?”I don’t think I could do it with […]

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BodyArmor

BODYARMOR: Healthy Hydration for the Whole Family

Thank you to BODYARMOR for partnering with Wichita Moms Blog for this post and allowing us to try this product. All opinions and thoughts are my own. My kids are high school athletes. And because hydration isn’t likely at the forefront of their daily thinking, I often worry about their liquid intake. Especially when it’s warm outside, you […]

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To my future self when I'm a grandparent

To My Future Self When I’m A Grandparent

Dear Future Self, Can you believe you’re a grandparent? You thought your heart overflowed with love when you had your babies (so many years ago); but now that you’ve laid eyes on your grandbaby, you know that you actually do have more love to share. Your baby is now a parent. You are now a […]

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Multitasking Moms

Multitasking Moms

  This is me: a master of multitasking, often accomplishing few complete jobs, but having the best of intentions. Maybe you’ll relate? All I can say is my struggle is real.  I have a fifteen page grad school paper due in one week. So, I sit down to begin focused work. I must finish that assignment. […]

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Dear Friend, I Was You :: Infertility and Miscarriage | Wichita Moms Blog

Dear Friend, I Was You

To my friend battling infertility issues, infertility and miscarriage You tried to hide your emotions the other day, but I noticed. Our friends were talking about pregnancies and new babies; you subtly became quiet and I saw your face drop. I know what you’re going through, and I care. I was you…for years.  For years, […]

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