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Cooking Matters for Parents Program

Think healthy eating is too expensive or not for you? Don’t think it can be done on a budget? Well it can!  You can be the key to helping your family eat healthier with simple tricks and strategies. In support of National Nutrition Month in March the Greater Wichita YMCA and K-State Research and Extension, […]

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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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Valentine’s Day Without Sugar

As the Valentine holiday approaches, our children frolic down aisles at the store to choose the perfect treats to gift one another. After thirty-two years of consuming every sugary treat imaginable, my toddler son has taught me to accept change. High amounts of sugar are tough on his digestive system, so our recently adjusted eating habits require little to no […]

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O Holy Hair :: A Hair Routine for the Holidays {and every other day}

Since the adoptions of our two African American daughters there has been a learning curve caring for their hair.  The silver lining has been this unique expression of family, ritual, and tradition.  The holiday season is busier than ever for my family, with weeks meticulously scheduled with an array of dinners and present openings, work […]

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DIY Games That Bust Boredom & Build Brain Power

Thank you to Wichita Friends School for sponsoring this post and for providing education opportunities to the families of Wichita!It’s snowing or raining outside, and your children are bored. What to do, what to do? How about playing your child’s favorite board game? You’ll do more than bust boredom – you’ll help build brain power! […]

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Thanksgiving Table Decor

3 Thanksgiving Table Looks

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s the food, the family… and for me, nostalgic memories of charismatic tables spreads. A little personal touch gives an already festive day that extra spark! Having good bones like china or pottery is certainly a plus (put those wedding gifts to good use!), but here are some really […]

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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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Pumpkin Carving Activities

Non-Carving Pumpkin Ideas

Each time Halloween rolls around I get excited to carve pumpkins. It’s enticingly messy and fun emptying the guts out of a pumpkin to prepare it for carving. There’s nothing like the feeling of the slimy pumpkin seeds between your fingers and the stringy pumpkin guts resisting the pull of your hand. And, while my […]

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Easy Halloween Cupcakes

Everybody loves a spooky Halloween treat, and I’ve got some cute little monsters that are bound to impress! These cupcakes look like you spent all day slaving away in the kitchen, but I whipped these up (and took pictures!) in less than 2 hours. You probably even have the ingredients already in your pantry! There […]

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Fall Decorating on A Dime

Tips for Fall Decorating on a Dime

Fall is my favorite. There’s something about the colors, smells, activities, and coziness of autumn that fills my heart with joy. I love decorating for the season, but, like most of us, I don’t have a huge budget (or much of one at all) for it after the cost of back to school shopping last month […]

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My Love/Hate Relationship with Making Halloween Costumes

In our LBK (Life Before Kids) Halloween ranked highly as a favorite holiday. Many hours over the years have been spent brainstorming, planning and implementing our Halloween costumes. Being board game geeks, one year we chose to make life-size, fully functioning, wearable Battleship costumes – and I’m pretty sure we spent more time on these […]

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5 Ways to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall | Wichita Moms Blog

5 Ways to Transition Your Summer Wardrobe Into Fall

Dressing for the in-between of summer’s last heat-filled afternoons and fall’s crisp early mornings can be tricky. Thankfully, having a few go-to fashion ideas can help navigate the age-old question “What should I wear today?” Here are 5 ways to transition your summer wardrobe favorites into the fall season: #1 – Your favorite off-the-shoulder dress…  simply […]

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