Author Archive | Melanie

Wichita Breweries

Guide to Wichita Breweries

Central Standard Brewing Central Standard Brewing produces a wide range of styles of beers and is a great place to hang out with friends and unwind. They specialize in creating unique sours and wild ales that are unlike anything you've had before. Monday - Wednesday :: Closed Thursday :: 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm Friday [...]
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5 Steps to Better Sleep

May is Better Sleep Month and no one understands the value of a good night’s sleep more than parents. We have all been sleep deprived at one point due to our precious little ones and know how a lack of sleep can impact our mental and physical well being. Getting enough quality sleep can make the difference between a positive attitude and […]

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10 Challenges for National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month, a nation-wide campaign created by the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focused on developing healthy eating habits. It’s the perfect time to make a few positive changes for your health. Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered with 10 challenges below. 10 Challenges for National Nutrition Month: Try a new healthy recipe. Most […]

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Permission to Be Selfish

Permission to be Selfish

For the first time in almost 2 years my body is 100% MINE. My body is no longer growing another human being or my son’s source of nutrition. As much as I enjoyed playing this pivotal role in his life, I must admit it feels good to no longer have that responsibility. I’m currently being selfish, and […]

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Stick With Your New Year’s Resolutions!

Stop me if this sounds familiar: On January 1st, you start thinking about all the changes you want to make for the year ahead. You set goals and actually work towards them for a few weeks. Then life gets in the way and come February you are back to where you started. Unfortunately this is all too common, but […]

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I’m A Full-Time Mom Too

The other day I was talking with a new co-worker, and we began discussing our families. I asked about his wife and he said, “She’s a full-time mom” insinuating that she stays at home with their children. For some reason, as soon as those words left his mouth my instinct was to go on the […]

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Working Mom Woes :: When You Hate Your Job

Being a working mom is TOUGH. But being a working mom at a job you hate is physically and emotionally taxing beyond belief. “Hate” is a strong word and not one I use often. But sometimes it’s the only word to accurately describe an emotion. I realize that most people have said they hate their job at some point, […]

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Get Crafty this November :: 30 Days of Thanks

Although we should feel thankful every month, November has become the unofficial month of thanks. A month where we take time out of our daily lives and focus on everything we have to be thankful for. I’m sure you’ve seen the {slightly excessive} daily posts of some of your Facebook friends in past Novembers. While I’m not suggesting you announce […]

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Pumpkin Carving Family Fun {plus Knife-Free Alternatives for Littles!}

Hopefully by now you’ve visited at least one of Wichita’s many pumpkin patches and have picked out the perfect pumpkin. It’s time to get carving for some good old-fashioned family fun! Follow these simple instructions and you’ll have a masterpiece in no time: 1) Gather your supplies. You’ll need a pumpkin, a large spoon or scoop, […]

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The Power of Pumpkin

Pumpkin lovers rejoice! It’s that time of year again. Time for cooler weather, leaves changing color, and pumpkin flavored EVERYTHING! From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin ale to pumpkin donuts, it’s hard to turn the corner without seeing the bright orange winter squash. If you’re like me, you can’t get enough pumpkin. And I’m here to […]

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