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Hey Kids, We’re Going on an Adventure!

It’s a random weekday and we have no plans. “What are we doing today?” my son asks. We, my boy, are going on an adventure! As I buckle the kids in the backseat and start driving, I feel a sense of relief, happiness really, as we soon are only surrounded by blue sky and wide […]

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5 Gifts to Give Your Child Before Kindergarten

5 Gifts to Give Your Child Before Kindergarten

Thanks to Christ the Savior Academy for sponsoring this post and for offering quality education to Wichita families!Kindergarten teacher Lauren Jabara has a school supply list that may take years for parents to complete. It won’t cost a lot of money, but it can ensure your child’s academic success for a lifetime. Despite a decade […]

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25 Things To Do With Kids Under Five in Wichita

Just because you have little ones doesn’t mean you have to be relegated to home all the time. Get out around town with your kids! These are my 25 favorite things to do in Wichita with the preschool set.    1. Great Plains Nature Center: Stroll through the education center, attend a craft or story time, […]

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Where Did My Little Girl Go?

Where Did My Little Girl Go?

The other day, I was driving my 14 year old daughter somewhere and it hit me…where did my little girl go? She was sitting next to me in the passenger seat looking at her phone while singing lyrics to the song that was playing. I began to think back to when she was a baby. The […]

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Take the Plunge! Summer Swim Team in Wichita

It might be Spring but it’s not too early to start planning for Summer! For the last ten years, our summers have centered on summer swim teams, and I look forward to the start of the season all year long. Are your kids considering a summer swim team this year? Here are a few tips […]

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No More “Nice Girl” :: How Motherhood Forced Me Out of People-Pleasing

I’m a lifelong non-confrontational, “nice girl”. Like all other “nice girls”, I learned at a pretty early age  to keep quiet when something upset me and accept inappropriate remarks and behavior with a polite smile, because that’s what “nice” people do. They keep the drama quotient low and avoid conflict whenever possible. The problem is that conflict […]

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A Forever Kind of Love

Special thanks to Martin Pringle for sponsoring this post and helping local moms in their journey to motherhood. On National Adoption Day thousands of children in foster care are adopted by their foster families.  I attended our local celebration at Exploration Place in November. There were hundreds of people – all gathered to celebrate something […]

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The Red Dirt Guide :: Wichita Baseball, Softball, and T-Ball

Before you know it, Spring will be here!  And that means rain and baseball (hopefully not on the same day!). With kids in our family currently ranging from t-ball age to high school JV age, I consider myself something of a veteran baseball mom. For those parents wondering where to start, I’ve put together a little […]

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Read Across America :: Our Favorite Dr. Seuss Books

What is Read Across America? Created by the National Education Association in 1998, Read Across America is a national celebration of reading falling on March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday, each year. The idea is to celebrate reading and, more importantly, get kids excited about reading. Motivated readers mean better readers, better writers, better imaginations, and […]

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Spring Family Egg Hunt Event Invitation

We are beyond thrilled to announce our third family event, a Spring Family Egg Hunt event brought to you by Smith Orthodontics and Primrose School of Wichita East and West.  This family-friendly event will feature food, fun activities and lots of free goodies! Don't miss the ULTIMATE egg hunt in the ICT.  EVENT DATE :: Saturday, April [...]
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