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Flower 101

Flower Buying 101

I hate surprises, but there is one surprise that I will always appreciate: being surprised with flowers.  Receiving flowers always make me feel special and can brighten event the crummiest of days. Thankfully my husband’s flower buying game is strong, but for those who are new to the flower buying game here are a few […]

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Marriage Is

Marriage Is …

Marriage can be pretty spectacular. You have someone that loves you and tells you you’re pretty. It’s pretty much easy like Sunday morning. But then there are the days where your relationship feels, well, less than glamorous. As you’re rolling over to say goodnight but you forgot your mouth guard was in and instead of […]

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How to Parent Your Child According to Their Personality Type (And Yours)

Thank you to Wired Within for sponsoring this post and offering their insight for healthy marriages and families to Wichita parents! I want this toy. I want to buy that. I want a treat. I want, I want, I want is sometimes all I hear out of my son’s mouth. Even though he’s four, these […]

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sports nuts

Wichita Date Ideas :: Sports Nuts

Are you on the hunt for out-of-the-box ideas for Date Night in Wichita? If you’re a sports nut, we’ve got a few suggestions! Cheer on the Shockers, Falcons or Jets Visit the Kansas Sports Halls of Fame Go to a Thunder hockey game Take in America’s favorite pastime at a Wingnuts game Catch Wichita Force football game Enjoy a good walk spoiled at one of Wichita’s […]

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Business Side of Infant Loss 1

The Business Side of Infant Loss :: A Thank You to My Husband

Love is of all passions the strongest, for it attacks simultaneously the head, the heart and the senses. -Lao Tzu Together we held our son, who was still born, in the middle of the night. You helplessly watched your daughter take her last breath on my warm bare chest. You were always calm, collected and […]

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I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Why I Gave My Dad A Second Chance

Since my youth, my story has been the same. It sounded something like this: “I don’t know my dad. I have a two-for-one mom. She is strong.” There’s nothing wrong with this story…except I was missing something: A dad.  With every breakup there are ideas to consider. Breakups aren’t comfortable, and their stories lack happy […]

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The worry of parenting older kids

The Worry of Parenting Older Kids

I remember the days, very vividly, when my four kids were all little. I was so busy with diaper changes, temper tantrums, cutting up food and picking up toys that I would wish for them to be older. I would wish that they could tie their own shoes, flush the toilet and clean up after themselves.  […]

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Be A Man

Be A Man

As a boy mom, my job is vital. I am helping shape the male population. I am raising future gentlemen. Even though my boys are currently three and under, I already feel the weight on my shoulders to raise well-mannered, well-rounded, respectful, hardworking, independent men. Our job as parents is to pass on the values […]

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