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An Ode to the Suburban

An Ode to the Suburban

We have all seen the “Ode to Minivan” posts, which sing the praises of sliding doors and twenty cup holders. While I get the minivan appeal, nothing compares to the space and truck feel of a Suburban for me. So, for the Suburban-loving mamas out there, I give you An Ode to the Suburban (or […]

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special needs

What Parents of Kids with Special Needs Wish They Could Tell You

My youngest son, now 2, has hypotonia (low muscle tone) and developmental delays in the areas of speech and gross motor skills.  He wears SMO braces and has weekly physical and speech therapy. The first time I heard him referred to as having “special needs,” however, it was like a punch to the gut. He isn’t special needs, […]

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7 Reasons Every Parent Needs an Estate Plan

Thank you to Dugan & Giroux Law, Inc. for sponsoring this post and providing estate planning and other legal services for Wichita families! Many people fall into the trap of thinking that because they don’t have substantial assets, they do not need to worry about estate planning. This is not true for most people, and it is especially […]

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5 Affordable Family Spring Break Getaways | Wichita Moms Blog

5 Affordable Family Spring Break Getaways

Planning a family trip on a budget can be so challenging!  As spring and summer breaks are quickly approaching, here are five destinations with family-friendly attractions that won’t break the bank.  All but one destination are within driving distance of Wichita!  Of course, each of these destinations has many more attractions, but I’ve picked out a […]

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10 Large Family Struggles

Since we have five children in a wide age range, we experience life a little differently than some of our other parent friends. Maybe you can relate? Here are some of our #largefamilystruggles: 1.  Scheduling ANYTHING is a nightmare.  This, this, this.  We aren’t just working around naptimes, we’re working around those PLUS early bedtimes for toddlers, […]

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The New ‘B’ Word

There’s a new “B” word in town, and it ends with “-ully.” I know that the anti-bullying campaign started with the best of intentions.  Bullying is real.  In fact, I was bullied pretty severely for a time in high school.  A group of older girls I didn’t really know decided they didn’t like me for […]

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My Toddler Can't Walk

Why I Don’t Want to Have a Play Date :: My Toddler Can’t Walk

I have an adorable, sweet, laid-back almost-nineteen-month-old little boy. I absolutely adore him and love watching him play. I also have a pretty large group of friends with toddlers about the same age, many of whom often suggest that we get them together “for a play date.” I nod my head politely, but inside, I’m […]

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