Author Archive | Anne G

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Road Trip Tips

Ah, the family road trip. Kids in the back, arguing over who gets to choose the movie, mom in the front seat, climbing over the console to retrieve a lost toy, and dad driving, oblivious to it all. In reality, road trips are a great way to travel. In most case it’s cheaper to drive […]

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Healthy Summer Snacks

Summer is my time to break out of my cooking rut and try something new. My kids love trying new recipes too-especially ‘kid-friendly’ options. I love making them fun, festive food that is healthy too! Here are four healthy (and easy!) summer treats your kids will love! Strawberry Fruit Leather This is a healthy alternative […]

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Finding a Balanced Summer

Ah, summer! The time to kick up your feet, sip a cool drink, and work on your tan. Oh wait, you’re a mom! That’s what your summer used to look like pre-kids. Now you’re kicking your feet into the minivan to get your kids to swim team, sipping on a melting iced coffee, all while […]

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Things to Do with Babies & Toddlers in Wichita

Keeping your little ones entertained can sometimes prove to be a challenge. They are either running all over the place with their short attention spans, or they are not old enough to enjoy certain activities. Thankfully, Wichita has some wonderful activities for the two and under crowd! All Around the ICT Libraries: The libraries in […]

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Embracing The Van

Embracing The Minivan

I own a minivan. I still can’t believe sometimes that this is my new ride. I had sworn up and down that I wouldn’t be one of those moms. I had multiple conversations with my husband, friends and mother (who still loves and drives a minivan) about how I just couldn’t do it. I felt […]

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Open Communication

Getting Your Child to Open Up

“How was your day, honey?” “Fine.” “What did you do at school?” “Nothing.” Anyone else have conversations with you kids like this one? Even with my three year old, it’s like pulling teeth some days to get him to talk. As a teacher, it baffled me when a kid’s response to their daily happenings was, […]

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Christmas Events

Christmas Tree Farms in Wichita

“O Christmas tree, o Christmas tree, your leaves are so unchanging.” Ah hunting for the perfect Christmas tree. I remember my family piling in the minivan, driving for what seemed like hours out to the Christmas tree farm and hopping on the hayride out to the fields to find our tree. So many memories were […]

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Fall Crafts

4 Fall Crafts :: Mommy and Me Style

Crafting is my jam. At least it was. Add two kids, newly SAHM, trying to keep the house picked up, meals cooked, kids happy, and my sanity, crafting fell by the wayside. One of my favorite activities when I taught 2nd grade were “craftivities,” one part academic (writing, science experiment, geography, etc), one part craft. In […]

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Tips for A Successful Back to School Experience

Tips For a Successful Back-to-School Experience

Back-to-school is a fun, exciting, nerve-wracking time for kids, parents, and teachers too! I always loved back-to-school, both as a teacher and a student. The key to making the transition from summer to school a success is being prepared. With a little prep and incorporating a few routines into your schedule, you and your kids […]

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Be A Man

Be A Man

As a boy mom, my job is vital. I am helping shape the male population. I am raising future gentlemen. Even though my boys are currently three and under, I already feel the weight on my shoulders to raise well-mannered, well-rounded, respectful, hardworking, independent men. Our job as parents is to pass on the values […]

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