If I didn’t have your attention at “chocolate”, no doubt your interest was piqued at “adult-friendly”! In our family, the moment we feel that first bite of winter wind, we rush to the kitchen and pull out those instant cocoa packets from way in the back of the cabinets. You know, the ones that you […]
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For kids, believing in Santa Claus is magical; for parents, it’s nostalgic. Santa represents goodness, giving and joy and believing in him just feels…well, good! When I strip all that away, though, and discern why I’m really raising my daughter to believe in things like Santa Clause, the Easter Bunny and the tooth fairy—there’s one […]
The best present my husband has ever given me was a three-ring binder from the office supply store. We were in law school (and thus, broke) and dating, and our date nights often consisted of cooking together in my apartment. I loved searching the Internet for new recipes for us to try, and I printed […]
I think it’s pretty much a given that when you get married, both parties are bringing different experiences, traditions, and expectations into the marriage. Having dated my husband since our freshman year of high school, I was pretty familiar with – and had even become a part of – his upbringing and family traditions by […]
Looking to get your kids’ pictures taken with Santa this year for a decent price? We are calling this the best kept secret in Wichita this December because for only $15 each child gets storytime, a professional 5×7 photo, and a delicious cookie from the bakery. Instead of waiting in a long line, you can sit back and relax on the sidelines with a cup of coffee while your child enjoys their time with Santa. A professional 5×7 picture will be done by Captured Moments Photography and delivered to your door a couple weeks before Christmas! Other photo packages are available, including a picture ornament of your child with Santa. Also, if you have a special needs child or know of someone who does, this Santa has experience with special needs kids so if parents are looking for a welcoming spot that doesn’t have long lines and has a decent price, they should check it out! It’s all happening on Saturday, December 9 from 10am-2pm. No reservations required. Storytime will be at 10am. Start a new tradition in your family and come make some awesome memories with us! See you there!
Journey back to that night of the birth of Jesus, visiting the village & the marketplace of Bethlehem. Then visit the shepherds in the fields, the Inn, and the Holy Family in the stable. Experience it all and share the meaning of the season with us. Two nights from 6:00 to 9:00. Last tour at 8:30 each night.
$1 or canned food item per person
Looking for a crafty project to do with your youngsters this holiday season that doesn’t require construction paper and glue sticks? If you’re anything like me, you’ll love this simple project that includes your kids artwork AND it matches your decor! Handprint Wreath Supplies Needed Wooden Board 3 (or more) shades of green paint Foam […]
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 […]
After the last morsel of turkey has been consumed and most of my family is suffering from a food coma I can be found knee deep in my storage room digging out my Christmas Decorations. Gifts will be wrapped and nestled under a fully decorated tree even before I return to work on Monday. I […]
On November 16th Maize Central Elementary PTO is hosting it’s 2nd annual Jingle Mingle Shopping Extravaganza It will be from 4:00-8:00 p.m. in the MCE gym and cafeteria. There will be food trucks at the event, and you can get your picture taken with Santa!
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), […]
Andover Hometown Christmas 2nd Thursday in December in Central Park Evening festivities include a tree lighting ceremony, pictures with Santa, chili cook-off and tasting, hay rack rides through the park, cookie decorating, hot beverages, holiday-themed crafts, and live music provided by Andover schools. Attendees donate new toys, staple and canned goods, and cash donations to benefit […]
‘Tis the season to keep the kids up past their bedtime, pile in the car (preferably in pajamas, because everything is more fun in your Christmas jammies, right?) and take a tour of the amazing Christmas light displays around town! We’ve included two routes for your viewing pleasure – a map of displays for East-siders […]