Author Archive | Rachel Banning

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Surviving Home Improvements

It’s 9 o’clock at night. My husband is hiding his tools as I’m frantically vacuuming this room, affectionately known as the FOREVER FIXER UPPER GUEST ROOM. The room still doesn’t have paint on the walls, or the ceiling, but it does have carpet and a bed that is staged beautifully. This poor room is the […]

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Raising the Barre :: 5 Barre Myths (From a Skeptic)

Less than a year after opening their first Wichita location, Barre Forte is happy to announce a second Wichita location on the east side. Now you can “Meet Your Best,” east or west! They will be offering preview classes at their new east location from December 1-8, with a regular schedule beginning December 9! If you are interested in attending […]

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Finding Strength in #MeToo

“….me too.” Those two words broke my heart for a week solid after Alyssa Milano took to social media in October with Tarana Burke’s phrase #metoo that raised our society’s awareness to the prevalence of sexual misconduct. In post after post, I witnessed courageous family, friends, co-workers and brave strangers come forward with those two […]

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Special Needs Transportation and the Kansas Truck Mobility Rodeo

“I can’t concentrate in flats.”  -Victoria Beckham Mum’s the word when we talk about money right? Well, when you are a “mum” of a child with special needs, that doesn’t quite apply. The price of everything from equipment to specialized food skyrockets so any tips, tricks, networking, and exploitation of my husband’s handyman skills became […]

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Wichita’s 5 Best-Kept Bookstore Secrets

The End.  Two words I absolutely hate. Those words mean the hunt for a new literary adventure must begin. Again. For some people, those words are welcome, but for this bibliophile this hunt is never ending. I will spy on our neighbors, friends, strangers, and prowl endlessly on Powell’s Books website until I find something […]

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