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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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Looking for the good

Looking for the Good

Evil exists in the world, but remember to look for the good. This is the lesson I hope to impart on my son as he grows. On the days following the tragedy in Charlottesville, my husband and I sat watching the news in disbelief. I was heartbroken for the people of Charlottesville, for all people […]

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Closing the Chapter on Pregnancy

In the 8th month of my final pregnancy, I find myself reflecting back and becoming more and more emotional as I prepare to close this chapter in life. Pregnancy has been everything I ever dreamed it would be and more. I was prepared for morning sickness and gaining an unbelievable amount of weight. Giving up weekend […]

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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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Why I Hate Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day (ideal): a clean, quiet, calm, good hair day where all my tiny humans live in harmony and celebrate motherhood and all things maternal. {Instagram equivalent=Mayfield filter} Mother’s Day (reality): a day we often give lackluster gifts to our ever gracious mom, make brunch only to complain about the messy kitchen, and make a valiant effort […]

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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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