Author Archive | Rachel Banning

Kansas Mobility Rodeo

Special Needs Transportation and the Kansas Truck Mobility Rodeo

“I can’t concentrate in flats.”  -Victoria Beckham Mum’s the word when we talk about money right? Well, when you are a “mum” of a child with special needs, that doesn’t quite apply. The price of everything from equipment to specialized food skyrockets so any tips, tricks, networking, and exploitation of my husband’s handyman skills became […]

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Wichita’s 5 Best-Kept Bookstore Secrets

The End.  Two words I absolutely hate. Those words mean the hunt for a new literary adventure must begin. Again. For some people, those words are welcome, but for this bibliophile this hunt is never ending. I will spy on our neighbors, friends, strangers, and prowl endlessly on Powell’s Books website until I find something […]

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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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