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Let Them Be Little :: Realistic Expectations for Family Portraits

Family Portraits (fam-uh-lee  pohr-trits) French origin: Began as drawings to ‘portray’ human life in the 1500’s Modern terms: Has become an extremely popular seasonal trend, one in which mothers plan for months in advance, stress about wardrobe for weeks, drive husbands crazy, and where kids never seem to cooperate with how they “normally” act at home on the […]

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The Red Dirt Guide :: Wichita Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball

Before you know it, Spring will be here!  And that means rain and baseball (hopefully not on the same day!). With kids in our family currently ranging from t-ball age to high school JV age, I consider myself something of a veteran baseball mom. For those parents wondering where to start, I’ve put together a little […]

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Blended Family Holidays :: The Reality of Marrying Someone with Children

I’m sure anyone who is a stepmom has at one point heard the awful stigmas and stereotypes of The Evil Stepmother. I mean, who hasn’t watched Cinderella? The stepmom comes in and changes everything. Or more accurately, ruins everything. To be that stigma was not an option for me. We were going to create consistency and […]

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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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Establishing a new thanksgiving tradition

Starting a New Thanksgiving Tradition

We LOVE traditions in our house! The tradition of getting toothpaste on our shirts as we walk out the door. The tradition of waking up bright and early on the weekends when we have no place to go. And we LOVE the traditions of the holidays. Okay, so maybe the first two I mentioned could […]

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Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter Blues Have You Down? It Could Be the Season!

Thank you to Kansas Physician Group for sponsoring this post and helping to keep Wichita moms happy and healthy!Few people truly look forward to the winter months. Aside from the joy and bustle of the holidays, the shorter days, lower temperatures, and gray skies are usually something to be endured rather than enjoyed. While many […]

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Giving Back This Thanksgiving

8 Places in Wichita to Volunteer with Your Family This Thanksgiving

This time of year always encourages a focus on thankfulness and gratitude. These are great things to teach our children, and one of the best ways to do that is by giving back, serving, and loving on those who may be less fortunate. There are all kinds of ways to do that this holiday season right here […]

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Thanksgiving Recipes

3 Creative Ways To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yesterday you were cherishing the company of family, enjoying a turkey dinner with all the fixings and delighting in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. You gave thanks. You feasted. You football-ed. Now it’s less than 24 hours later and your children are complaining that they never want to see another turkey sandwich ever again. Don’t fret when faced […]

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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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