Author Archive | Rachel Banning

Bathroom Equality for All

Special Needs Resources in Wichita

The day after our daughter’s traumatic entrance into this world, we learned she had cerebral palsy. On top of midnight feedings and dirty diapers, those first years for us were also filled with surgeries, doctors, therapists, monitors and equipment, in home nurses, and medication. We weren’t just learning to be new parents, we were learning […]

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Why I Hate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day (ideal): a clean, quiet, calm, good hair day where all my tiny humans live in harmony and celebrate motherhood and all things maternal. {Instagram equivalent=Mayfield filter} Mother’s Day (reality): a day we often give lackluster gifts to our ever gracious mom, make brunch only to complain about the messy kitchen, and make a valiant effort […]

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Bathroom Equality for All

Bathroom Equality for All

When you have a child with a disability, your entire perception of the world shifts dramatically. Yes there are the obvious barriers, everything gets tighter and seems out of reach, but there are other things – like bathrooms – that come into focus with unimaginable clarity. Accessibility is universal. Everyone can use a wheelchair ramp, […]

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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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The Journey Back to “Me”

Special thanks to GoTimeTraining for sponsoring this post and bringing quality health and fitness programs to moms in our community. “Hello. It’s me. I’ve been wondering if after all these years you’d like to meet…” When I was asked if I wanted to complete GoTimeTraining‘s 28-day challenge to lose weight, I practically elbowed myself to the […]

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Burning Your Candle At Both Ends :: 5 Tips for Time Management

Everything was chaos, and I was miserable. More noticeably, I was making everyone around me miserable, too. I was so busy putting out fires, that I couldn’t prevent them. I was burning my candle at both ends.  In the past, I had a cleaning schedule, meal planned, and set aside time for scheduling. I read one to two […]

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Wichita Fall Festival Guide

Who doesn’t love autumn in Kansas? Friday night football games, Saturday evenings around backyard fire pits, and of course, annual small town fall festivals! Fall festivals are a great way to support small towns and a great excuse to partake in funnel cakes while getting a jump start on holiday gift collecting from unique arts […]

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