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A Magna Doodle Helped Me Become A More Purposeful Parent

July is designated as Purposeful Parenting Month. What exactly is purposeful parenting in the first place? The definition is fairly broad and adaptable, but often in purposeful parenting, expectations are clearly stated, established boundaries for behavior are put into place yet the child is given the opportunity to make decisions within reason with potential consequences […]

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15 Best Places in Wichita for Ice Cream and Cool Treats

Well, that spring weather was nice while it lasted. Welcome to Kansas, right? Our favorite way to beat the heat is from the inside out- give your kids and their taste buds a nice, cool treat at one of these awesome ice cream shops in Wichita! Locally Owned & Operated Favorites Churn & Burn This […]

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Easy Recipes For Cool Treats

With the school year winding down, we’re ready to think all things summer at my house! I’m already looking forward to long days at the splash park, outdoor BBQ’s, Royals baseball and yummy cool treats to beat the heat. With a couple 80-degree days earlier this week, my kids have been asking for their favorite […]

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How I’ve Learned To Communicate With My Kids Without Yelling

Several years ago when I was a SAHM with one child, yelling wasn’t really an issue. I read tons of parenting books, used positive reinforcement, I made DIY-calm-down-sensory-glitter water bottles, and I watched Super Nanny re-runs during my son’s naptime. But a couple years later, we added another baby to our family. Things became wild […]

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Christmas Advent Calendar Ideas For Kids

Now matter how you celebrate the holidays, the Advent season is a perfect opportunity to help your family focus on more meaningful aspects of Christmas. Traditionally, Advent begins 4 Sundays before Christmas and symbolizes a season of anticipation waiting for the birth of Jesus (some celebrate beginning December 1st). Advent Calendars One of my favorite […]

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