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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 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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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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