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Small Town Spotlight! We’re exploring just a few of Wichita’s neighboring small towns and suburbs. Join us as we explore them one at a time!

Five Wichita Area Playgrounds

Six Wichita Area Playgrounds Worth Going Out of Your Way to Visit

Wichita is not short on green space or playgrounds, and I hope your family has a nearby park or neighborhood school with an awesome playground you visit regularly! Every once in a while you need to mix it up though, and for those times I’m here to suggest some extra special playgrounds that will increase […]

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Hey Kids, We’re Going on an Adventure!

It’s a random weekday and we have no plans. “What are we doing today?” my son asks. We, my boy, are going on an adventure! As I buckle the kids in the backseat and start driving, I feel a sense of relief, happiness really, as we soon are only surrounded by blue sky and wide […]

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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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Small Town Spotlight :: Derby, Kansas

If you’ve lived in Wichita for any amount of time, you’re likely familiar with Derby, a quaint town just a few short miles south of Wichita. Derby has grown exponentially in the last 10 years adding avenues of entertainment, shopping and dining. But it still offers a small town feel. Parks and Recreation Overall, Derby offers 37 park […]

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Small Town Spotlight :: Kechi, Kansas

Just a few miles northeast of Wichita is a tiny little town with tons of charm!! Kechi is home to a little over 2,000 people and a plethora of businesses. The years our family spent living there were such a delight, because we were within 10 minutes of “city life” like grocery stores and restaurants, but enjoyed the quaint […]

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Small Town Spotlight :: Free Ways To Explore El Dorado With Your Kids

One of the wonderful yet frustrating aspects of dealing with small children is their unpredictability. Sometimes it’s fun wondering what cute and funny things will come out of their unpredictable little mouths. It’s not always fun when you spend 45 minutes driving to the waterpark that your child is guaranteed to love and your 3-year-old […]

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Small Town Spotlight - Cheney

Small Town Spotlight :: Cheney, Kansas

Harvest, scorching heat waves, and the county fair – it’s summertime in Kansas. Cheney is home of the Sedgwick County Fair held each July.  It is also a town with no stoplights, but plenty of charm. Cheney offers entertainment, recreation, food, and a bit of tranquility for residents and visitors.  As you make plans to head out […]

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