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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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Kindergarten Readiness

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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Small Town Spotlight :: Derby, Kansas

If you’ve lived in Wichita for any amount of time, you’re likely familiar with Derby, a quaint town just a few short miles south of Wichita. Derby has grown exponentially in the last 10 years adding avenues of entertainment, shopping and dining. But it still offers a small town feel. Parks and Recreation Overall, Derby offers 37 park […]

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Braces Part 2-3

Braces 101 with Dr. Brian (Part 2)

We recently teamed up with Dr. Brian Smith of Smith Orthodontics to help ease our fears and answer some really important questions when it comes to braces. Check out the first part of our conversation, including what to look for in an orthodontist and when to get your kiddos checked out. He provided more insight into the mama must-knows before ultimately taking the […]

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Wichita Pumpkin Patch Round Up

Wichita Area Pumpkin Patch Round-up

  Fall is in the air! Soon, the leaves will be turning, the air will get cooler, the sun will go down sooner {hallelujah!}, and we’ll switch out our tank tops and flip-flops for sweaters and boots. With the change of the seasons comes many family traditions, and a trip to the pumpkin patch is […]

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Braces 101 Part I

Braces 101 with Dr. Brian (Part I)

Parenthood is an infinite learning curve. The moment we think we’ve got things figured out and finally under control, we begin a new phase with new questions and daunting unknowns. And entering the territory of orthodontics is no exception. So we’ve teamed up with Dr. Brian Smith of Smith Orthodontics to help ease our fears and answer some […]

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