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3 Ways to Make Iced Coffee at Home

I love the morning ritual of coffee. That smell of freshly brewed coffee and then pouring my first cup, usually while the house is still quiet, is one of my favorite parts of the day. No matter the time of year, I always start my day with a hot cup of coffee. But especially on […]

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I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Why I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Since my youth, my story has been the same. It sounded something like this: “I don’t know my dad. I have a two-for-one mom. She is strong.” There’s nothing wrong with this story…except I was missing something: A dad.  With every breakup there are ideas to consider. Breakups aren’t comfortable, and their stories lack happy […]

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Coffee & Zoloft :: Mommy’s Essentials for Kindergarten Readiness

This isn’t your regular “Is My 5 Year Old Ready For Kindergarten” post. We’ve been down that road with our oldest and there are great resources out there. For my husband and I, we heard A LOT of opinions about when our daughter should or shouldn’t start. She has an August birthday and technically could […]

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What I Found at Hannah

What I Found At Hannah

Thank you to Hannah at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Wichita for sponsoring this post and offering friendship, connection and community to Wichita moms! A “fresh start.” New beginnings can come in an array of brightly colored packages – a new school, a new job, a new friendship, a new city.  My most recent “fresh start” happened just a […]

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College: A new parenting phase

College :: A New Parenting Phase

As moms, we all know how hard and rewarding parenting can be during any phase. The fact that our children don’t come with manuals or a “how to” list doesn’t keep us from diving right in and figuring this parenting gig out. During every phase of parenting; newborn, toddler, school age, pre-teen and so on, […]

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Looking for the good

Looking for the Good

Evil exists in the world, but remember to look for the good. This is the lesson I hope to impart on my son as he grows. On the days following the tragedy in Charlottesville, my husband and I sat watching the news in disbelief. I was heartbroken for the people of Charlottesville, for all people […]

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