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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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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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Getting Your Child to Open Up

“How was your day, honey?” “Fine.” “What did you do at school?” “Nothing.” Anyone else have conversations with you kids like this one? Even with my three year old, it’s like pulling teeth some days to get him to talk. As a teacher, it baffled me when a kid’s response to their daily happenings was, […]

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2017 Christmas and Holiday Guide Wichita

Christmas & Holiday Events in Wichita 2017

Christmas and Holiday Events in Wichita 2017 Wichita is the place to be this holiday season! Whether you're looking for a Christmas tree farm, a performance of the Nutcracker, where to volunteer, or the best Christmas lights in town, we've got you covered. Bundle up the family, grab some hot cocoa, and make your days [...]
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Santa Sightings in Wichita

A chill is (finally) in the air, jingle bells are ringing, and elves are on shelves. There are several options for you to take your kids to meet with the jolliest man of the season.  Where is Santa? Beginning November 11, during mall hours Towne East, 7700 E. Douglas North Pole Express Substation November 23-December 23 (weekends), […]

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10 Places to Volunteer with Your Family During the Holidays in Wichita

Wichita Children’s Home There are a multitude of ways to help Wichita’s kids at WCH! Give financially, donate your time and talents, even donate your Dillon’s points or set your Amazon account to automatically donate a portion of each purchase through Amazon Smile! While many opportunities require volunteers to be 21 or old, there are lots […]

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A Forever Kind of Love

Special thanks to Martin Pringle for sponsoring this post and helping local moms in their journey to motherhood. On National Adoption Day thousands of children in foster care are adopted by their foster families.   I attended our local celebration at Exploration Place last November. There were hundreds of people – all gathered to celebrate something […]

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