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Extreme Date Night with Xtreme Racing and Entertainment

Thank you to Xtreme Racing and Entertainment for sponsoring this post and our WMB team date night.  If you’re looking for a new place in Wichita to rev up your date nights, Xtreme Racing and Entertainment is a fun local spot perfect for an out-of-the-box date night. They are a new, premiere indoor go-kart racing experience, located inside the old […]

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Dadentity :: When Being “Dad” Isn’t Enough

DAD-EN-TI-TY:  noun. The state of being identified as a dad.  (also known as DAD IDENTITY). My husband takes the cake every year when it comes to “Father of the Year”. He did the diaper changes and middle of the night feedings, laundry, chores around the house, grocery shopping, field trips for school, date nights and flowers frequently, […]

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Giving My Husband More Grace | Wichita Moms Blog

Giving My Husband More Grace

We all have our moments.  Those moments when we are irritated, frustrated and the worst version of ourselves.  The wonderful thing about motherhood is that for some reason we can practice patience with our children.  No matter how terrible the tantrum, yelling or chaos, we find the grace to love our children. giving my husband […]

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7 Reasons Every Parent Needs an Estate Plan

Thank you to Dugan & Giroux Law, Inc. for sponsoring this post and providing estate planning and other legal services for Wichita families! Many people fall into the trap of thinking that because they don’t have substantial assets, they do not need to worry about estate planning. This is not true for most people, and it is especially […]

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“Sandwiched” :: The Difficult Realities of Caring for Two Generations at Once

As we approach transitions in our life, it becomes more common to experience a parent or loved one falling ill or passing. We don’t talk about it enough, and it feels like a taboo subject. It makes us face harsh realities, even questioning our own mortality. Unfortunately, for many of us, we will be like the peanut butter and jelly […]

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5 Easy Ways to Show Him Love Him | Wichita Moms Blog

5 Easy Ways to Show Him You Love Him

In February, my husband and I celebrated twenty years of wedded bliss (preceded by five years of romantic dating). Did you read that and think, “Oh, how sweet!”, or did you (more realistically) translate my words into, “Who does she think she’s fooling?” We are celebrating two decades as husband and wife, but truth-be-told, there were […]

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Allowing Kids to Fail in Safety :: Advice from A Control Freak’s Kitchen

I hear feet shuffle into the kitchen.  Next, the pantry door creeks open and close. A few seconds later, the refrigerator doors open and I hear the maneuvering of containers and jars rattle, then the doors close and another door clicks open. I sit perfectly still, listening and begin preparing mentally for the classic phrase, […]

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Parents, We Matter Too

“We matter, too.” The first time my husband said these words to me, I shot him a dirty look and asked “What is that supposed to mean?” He said those three words after several stressful dinnertime meltdowns spent trying to get our toddler to eat. How can we matter when our kid won’t eat more than […]

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No Bad Days

In our home, we have happy days, lazy days, challenging days, adventurous days, but we do not have “bad” days. I do not subscribe to the concept of bad days. I will not spend my day waiting for something to pop up and taint everything until the sun goes down. I understand there will be bad moments, […]

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