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FREE Father’s Day Printables

What better way to tell the dads in your life that they rock than with a DIY card or gift? The extra love and thoughtfulness that goes into a handmade card or present is sure to show your dad or husband how much you appreciate them. You scroll for hours through Pinterest pinning a couple […]

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4 Home DIYs You Can Actually Do Yourself

“Your home should be the story of who you are, and a collection of what you love.” I love that Nate Berkus and his words resonate so much with me. The story of our home began in 2010 when we purchased our 1964 fixer-upper. My husband is very handy and has grown up around people […]

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Bring Back Date Night! Starting A Babysitting Swap

How does the idea of a monthly date with your significant other without paying a babysitter sound? If you’re like me and don’t have access to grandparents or family members for built-in childcare, this concept may be a game changer.  Since our kiddos came along, date nights have been few and far between for us. First, […]

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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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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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