Author Archive | Jeny

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Growing Your Family : Going from 1 to 2 was the Hardest

I heart big families. Which is good because I have five kids. When we welcomed our third, people were like “whoa!”, our fourth “don’t you have three already?” and our 5th “you know what causes this, right?” I (obviously) know the answers to all of these questions, but welcoming another baby is not hard for […]

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Small Town Spotlight :: Kechi, Kansas

Just a few miles northeast of Wichita is a tiny little town with tons of charm!! Kechi is home to a little over 2,000 people and a plethora of businesses. The years our family spent living there were such a delight, because we were within 10 minutes of “city life” like grocery stores and restaurants, but enjoyed the quaint […]

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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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Kansas Harvest :: A Family Affair

Chances are, living in Kansas, you have driven by beautiful “amber waves of grain” – also known as wheat fields. Did you know Kansas produces the MOST AMOUNT of wheat in the United States with over 10.8 million tons annually? I have grown up in Wichita my whole life, and it wasn’t until I had the pleasure […]

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Journey to Motherhood :: The Imperfect Situation, the Perfect Blessing

Every journey to motherhood is unique, each so compelling. Some of us have more difficult paths to navigate before reaching our final destination, while others follow the straight and narrow, hitting bumps further on down the road. For all of us, however, motherhood is a roller coaster that brings inexplicable joy and unavoidable pain, making us feel as if […]

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Showing Appreciation :: Teacher Gift Ideas

Everyone remembers their favorite teacher, the one who left a lasting mark on their heart and who changed them for the better. I grew up with a plethora of amazing teachers. At the time I wasn’t so sure about them, but looking back, they all taught me lessons that weren’t in the text books. Something that I can […]

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The Moment I Truly Felt Needed as a Mom

We were at book club at my friend Mary’s house, and my one year old, Sawyer, was a mess. I remember thinking, will this child please just cooperate? He wasn’t acting anything like his two older siblings at this age and I was SO over everyone telling me that all kids are different. I know all kids […]

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