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How I’ve Learned To Communicate With My Kids Without Yelling

Several years ago when I was a SAHM with one child, yelling wasn’t really an issue. I read tons of parenting books, used positive reinforcement, I made DIY-calm-down-sensory-glitter water bottles, and I watched Super Nanny re-runs during my son’s naptime. But a couple years later, we added another baby to our family. Things became wild […]

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To my oldest child

To My Oldest Child

“Hey Mom, can you just snuggle me first and let Heidi fall asleep by herself tonight? I feel like you never have time for just me,” you pleaded with me the other night, crossing your arms over your chest. There it was, the moment I had been terrified of since I first learned I was […]

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Family Volunteer in Wichita

10 Places Your Family Can Volunteer in Wichita

My boys are 5 and 2 years old, but I believe it’s never too early to teach them about the value of serving others. Activities like walking in a family 5K dressed as superheroes for the Pregnancy and Family Resource Center, participating in the YMCA Bowl-a-thon and donating canned goods to a local food pantry […]

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A Mom’s Version Of Groundhog Day

The groundhog. This furry little creature has reached surprising celebrity status due to the annual February 2 Groundhog Day celebration. According to legend, if it is cloudy when the groundhog emerges from his burrow, spring will arrive early. If it is sunny when the groundhog emerges and he sees his shadow, the groundhog supposedly retreats […]

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Valentine’s Day Without Sugar

As the Valentine holiday approaches, our children frolic down aisles at the store to choose the perfect treats to gift one another. After thirty-two years of consuming every sugary treat imaginable, my toddler son has taught me to accept change. High amounts of sugar are tough on his digestive system, so our recently adjusted eating habits require little to no […]

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