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Forming Philanthropists :: Honoring Our Troops {Series}

As parents, we all make sacrifices. They’re not easy, and sometimes we make them begrudgingly – but we do it because someone is depending on that sacrifice.  Now think of that on a larger scale, and you have our military and their families. They make sacrifices every day for our nation and its citizens, and they do it […]

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Why We Don’t Allow Sleepovers

For my seventh birthday, I had three of my best girlfriends spend the night. We ordered pizza, ate cake, and painted each others’ nails. It was fun and completely innocent. As my oldest child approaches five years old, he loves to inform me about all of the various birthday parties he will have. Lasertag, bowling, and trampoline […]

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Homeschooling Kindergarten | Wichita Moms Blog

The Blind Leading the Blind :: Homeschooling Kindergarten

  This year I’m teaching Kindergarten for the first time…in my house. While our friends and family are incredibly supportive (and excited!) strangers who discover our daughter will be homeschooled occasionally grimace & ask what is wrong with other educational options. Let me get this out of the way: I don’t think traditional schools – public or private […]

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Back to School Anxiety

6 Ways to Ease Back to School Anxiety {According to a Child Therapist}

In my private practice, I see a lot of kiddos who get pretty anxious as school approaches. Some children may be starting school for the first time, others are simply returning, some are transitioning in some way–to a school with a different physical location or to middle or high school. In any case, here are […]

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Guide to Preschools, Schools and Mom's Day Out

Guide to Preschools, Schools and Mom’s Day Out in Wichita

We are frequently asked about early childhood programs and recommendations for preschools and schools in Wichita. Though we suggest thorough research of preschools and schools you are interested in, our hope is that this guide will make things easier in your search for the best fit for your family! Preschools & Early Childhood  These Early Childhood Programs […]

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Wichita Attractions for the Transporatation Obsessed

Wichita is an awesome place to get your kids out to see all types of transportation.  We may be the Air Capital, but things are pretty great on land too.  The following are some top spots to see everyone’s favorite vehicles first hand. Exploration Place- Exploring Flight & Design:: This permanent exhibit is a treasure trove […]

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Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) – Q&A

The first time I saw the ISR (Infant Swimming Resource) video of a child walking into their backyard and falling into the pool, my heart stopped. Then, with goosebumps and my jaw wide open, I kept watching. He instantly knew to roll over, float on his back and cry for help. I was amazed, beyond […]

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5 Ways to Beat Summer Boredom {According to a Child Therapist}

We’re midway through the summer, and it’s possible that you’re already hearing, “I’m bored!” and “There’s nothing to do!” As a professional child therapist and mom, I’m acquainted with these phrases. Here are 5 ideas to help the rest of your summer along: 1). Keep your routine. As much as kids would have you believe that […]

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