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Move Over Google! Five Benefits of Building Your Child’s Brain Through Memorization

Thank you to Christ the Savior Academy for sponsoring this post and for providing excellence in education for Wichita kids! Want to help your toddler build focus and improve performance all the way through high school and college? Research shows it helps to start with Humpty Dumpty. That’s right, having toddlers memorize nursery rhymes and […]

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compassion

Teaching Kids Compassion

Can you teach compassion and a caring spirit? The simple answer is YES. First, compassion is defined as “the sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it.” Sounds like a fancy idea, but it’s quite simple. Consider random acts of kindness and volunteering – we can make that accessible to our […]

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Move Over Mandarin: Six Reasons Why Your Child Should Learn Latin First

Many thanks to Christ the Savior Academy for sponsoring this post and providing excellent education for Wichita kids!What do Benjamin Franklin, Teddy Roosevelt and Winston Churchill all have in common? They were all proficient in Latin. Yet, in an age of modern technology, is the study of Latin still relevant?  Mark Zuckerberg, the 33-year-old founder […]

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Savoring our last semester

Savoring Our Last Semester

When my youngest was born 5 years ago, I felt like it would be an eternity before he went to Kindergarten. Despite the fact that we are red-shirting him to give him an extra year at home, it feels like he was just born yesterday. Some of the days, weeks, and months challenged us more […]

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Guide to Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Guide to Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Some of the most common questions we receive include recommendations for preschool and school options in the Wichita area. The WMB Team's kids are a diverse mix of public, private, virtual, and homeschool. We always suggest asking specific questions in your local neighborhood group as you will hear straight from other moms their experiences, and [...]
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Wonder Treacher Collins

Real-Life ‘Wonder’ :: Growing Up with Treacher Collins Syndrome

Thanks to Plastic Surgery Center for sponsoring this post and offering excellent medical care for Wichita families! Based on the New York Times bestselling book, the movie Wonder is a moving and uplifting story that showcases the physical and mental ups and downs of a young boy named Auggie who lives with Treacher Collins Syndrome. […]

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Chickasaw Country

Chickasaw Country: The Hidden Gem of Weekend Getaways

Thank you to Chickasaw Country for providing an all-expense paid trip to our new favorite getaway spot! All opinions are my own.There’s no word with the finality of “good bye” in the Chickasaw language. The closest approximation is “anowa chipisala’ cho,” meaning “until we meet again.” After spending the weekend in Chickasaw Country, Oklahoma I […]

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Open Communication

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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