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5 Affordable Family Spring Break Getaways | Wichita Moms Blog

5 Affordable Family Spring Break Getaways

Planning a family trip on a budget can be so challenging!  As spring and summer breaks are quickly approaching, here are five destinations with family-friendly attractions that won’t break the bank.  All but one destination are within driving distance of Wichita!  Of course, each of these destinations has many more attractions, but I’ve picked out a […]

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8 Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Kids

Disclosure : Thank you to Smith Orthodontics for sponsoring this post and providing quality orthodontic services to our community of Wichita families! As National Children’s Dental Health Month draws to a close, we can’t help but get excited that spring and sunshine are just around the corner! This also means that Easter (and inevitably, Easter baskets) will be […]

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Guide to Kid-Friendly Spring Break Activities in Wichita

Are you ready for Spring Break? We know your kids are! Whether you need a week-long camp to keep them busy or just a few fun family activities to keep you sane, this list will tell you where to go. From art and nature to sports and movies, there are tons of kid-friendly Spring Break activities […]

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More Precious Than You Think :: Perspective In The Trenches of Parenting

Sigh. Breathe. You can do this. Breathe.  I repeat this to myself as the screaming/fighting sounds that can only come from siblings continue from the other room. The half-scream-half-whines have been going on for what seems like ALL THE HOURS on this particular morning. Hesitantly, I glance at the clock. Um, 9:07 a.m. Fantastic. That […]

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10 Large Family Struggles

Since we have five children in a wide age range, we experience life a little differently than some of our other parent friends. Maybe you can relate? Here are some of our #largefamilystruggles: 1.  Scheduling ANYTHING is a nightmare.  This, this, this.  We aren’t just working around naptimes, we’re working around those PLUS early bedtimes for toddlers, […]

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Ready, Set, Go! Keys to Kindergarten Readiness

Thank you to Central Christian Academy for sponsoring this post and to Carrie Jones, Director of Admissions, for sharing tips for Kindergarten readiness with our community of Wichita moms.  Your baby is growing up, and kindergarten is right around the corner. Whether you are a full-time stay-at-home mom, a full-time working mom, or fall somewhere in between, the […]

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The New ‘B’ Word

There’s a new “B” word in town, and it ends with “-ully.” I know that the anti-bullying campaign started with the best of intentions.  Bullying is real.  In fact, I was bullied pretty severely for a time in high school.  A group of older girls I didn’t really know decided they didn’t like me for […]

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The Talk : Guest Post by Dr. Hague

Disclosure : Thank you to Heartland Women’s Group Gynecology and Obstetrics Services for sponsoring this post and to Dr. Hague for sharing her expertise with our community of moms. I have seen many teenagers who told me their parents never talked to them about sex. I believe them because many of my patients who are parents tell […]

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The “Rude” Behavior I’m Teaching My Kids {Sexual Abuse Prevention}

My kids are being raised in an extremely affectionate family. We exchange hugs and kisses 24/7; we have secret family handshakes and our own family vernacular. But my babies are growing up, and they’ve reached an age that necessitates difficult conversations about how not every touch from an adult or a “friend” is always innocent. They don’t […]

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5 Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

Five Christmas Traditions to Start This Year

Cozy fires, hot chocolate, Christmas lights, gingerbread houses, and *NSYNC Christmas – yes, I love Christmas time! What  I especially love about the season are the traditions my I grew up enjoying with my family. When we had our first son Luke, I decided to begin some Christmas traditions of our own. I wanted to keep some from my […]

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