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25 Things To Do With Kids Under Five in Wichita

Just because you have little ones doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to home all the time. Get out around town with your kids! These are my 25 favorite things to do in Wichita with the preschool set.    1. Great Plains Nature Center: Stroll through the education center, attend a craft or story time, […]

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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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If You Give a Mom a Newborn Baby

If You Give a Mom a Newborn

This story may or may not be inspired by actual events. If you give a mom a newborn baby, she will feel equal parts elated and exhausted. It won’t matter if it’s her first baby or her last; her feelings will be the same. Yet, even though she is exhausted, she will not rest. She will […]

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A Mom’s Version Of Groundhog Day

The groundhog. This furry little creature has reached surprising celebrity status due to the annual February 2 Groundhog Day celebration. According to legend, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his burrow, spring will arrive early. If it is sunny when the groundhog emerges and he sees his shadow, the groundhog supposedly retreats […]

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february

Wichita Family Events Guide:: February 2017

Love is in the air! Time to make (or buy if you are like me) Valentines for school and attempt to monitor your child’s sugar intake… While you’re at it, check out some of the great things happening in and around Wichita this month. February 3: Bring your early elementary kiddos to Botanica for some […]

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The Truth About Hand Me Downs

Bye-Bye Baby Stuff :: The Truth About Hand Me Downs

Moms seem to fall squarely into two camps: they love receiving hand-me-downs from other moms…or loathe it. When my daughter was born, I was fortunate to have a friend whose daughter was just one year older. As her baby outgrew age-appropriate toys, gear, and adorable clothing from stores I couldn’t afford, I had to play […]

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adoption wichita

You Gotta Have Faith

Special thank you to Martin Pringle Adoption Professionals for sponsoring this post and helping local moms in their journey to motherhood. Becoming a parent is one of, if not the most, important events in life. That is true if your child joins your family through pregnancy or adoption. Adoptive couples are faced with countless decisions […]

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january

Guide to January 2017 Events in Wichita

The weather outside is frightful-ish, the kids are getting all kinds of time off school…what’s a mom to do? Here is a list of things to get you started! For even more info on what’s going on around Wichita, check out our Family Events Calendar. And if you’re hosting a family-friendly event, please share with […]

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Life As A Lactation Consultant

Life As A Lactation Consultant :: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

If you told me 15 years ago during nursing school I would be a Lactation Consultant, I would’ve laughed at your joke.  I planned on working with children with cancer in intensive care – “real” nursing. It was an awkward set of events that led me here, but I could not be happier with fate. Any […]

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