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The Hair Fairy, from Brave Bald & Beautiful, helps children fight cancer in Wichita.

Fight for Wichita’s Littlest Heroes on World Cancer Day

“A drop of hope starts an overflowing cup.” – Brianne Banning, Founder of Brave Bald & Beautiful In honor of World Cancer Day, let’s take a moment to recognize some of Wichita’s most brave little fighters. Because cancer isn’t something that only happens to someone else’s child in some other state. While it might not be […]

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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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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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3 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes I Hope Will Inspire My Children

Everybody knows that Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream that one day, the children of slaves and the children of slave-owners would be able to live in a world of brotherhood and equal opportunity. Recently I’ve set out to read more of his writings, and along the way I’ve picked up nuggets of wisdom I find […]

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Detoxing After the Holidays: 5 Tips to Survive the Crash

The trendiness of “detoxing” kicks off again on January 1st. The carb loading holiday season is over. Hail to pumpkin pies and green bean casseroles, the delicious cakes and cookies, the offices filled with the overflow from recreating our grandmother’s favorite sweet things; halt fast food and eating out binges because “who has time for that” […]

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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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The BEST Gift for the Holidays: Laundry!

We would like to thank In The Bag Cleaners for sponsoring this post and giving back to our community with their incredible services and programs. Are you searching for the perfect holiday gift? Some of our WMB contributors were lucky enough to try In The Bag’s Wash & Fold Laundry Service and can tell you […]

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If Your Christmas Tree Could Talk

“Seriously, Christmas is THIS week, you’re just putting me up NOW? Eh, whatever, at least I’ll get to hang around until February.” This would be my Christmas tree if it could talk. Every year, I feel like I’m squeezing Christmas festivities and “joy” in as best I can amongst the hustle and bustle that is […]

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A New Cookie for the Holidays {German Christmas Cookie Recipe}

There isn’t anything quite like the holidays to elicit strong memories revolved around the kitchen. It could be turkey and the fixings or, my personal favorite, the seasonal sweets. With my Czech heritage, I grew up with “Little Cakes” (cookies filled with apricot preserve) and Kolaczki (bread cinnamon-roll-style with either nuts or poppyseeds) that my […]

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Maintaining My Sanity at Christmas

Saving My Sanity at Christmas

My kids look forward to Christmas all year long! They start asking in January how many days until Christmas. Actually, my husband and I can’t wait for Christmas either! I can’t get enough Christmas music, light-looking, Santa-visiting and memory making. As our schedules fill up with fun activities, sometimes the true meaning of the Christmas […]

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