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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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From the Land of Denial

So Long, Summer :: True Confessions from the Land of Denial

I see you over there, back-to-school supplies. Yeah, yeah, I’ve caught a few commercials for back-to-school sales, too. Those “How to pack new and exciting lunches kids will actually eat” articles are clogging up my social media. It’s like the world is mocking me. Back-to-school? I don’t need it! I have actually gotten pretty good […]

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Mom Groups in Wichita – #FindYourTribe

Something invaluable to every mom is her tribe. But sometimes, due to geography or just the time on the clock, your “in real life” tribe is unavailable. I have been very thankful over the course of my mothering career, that I also have an online tribe to turn to for advice, recommendations, and friendship. Here […]

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