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Easy Make-Ahead Breakfasts

3 Easy Make-Ahead Breakfast Ideas

     Would you believe that with all the back-to-school craziness on the horizon, one of my biggest anxiety-inducers is actually….breakfast! Not my child’s teacher, not selecting the proper school supplies, not even getting the perfect first-day photo, but literally what food I am putting into my kids’ mouths. During the summer months, I don’t […]

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A Magna Doodle Helped Me Become A More Purposeful Parent

July is designated as Purposeful Parenting Month. What exactly is purposeful parenting in the first place? The definition is fairly broad and adaptable, but often in purposeful parenting, expectations are clearly stated, established boundaries for behavior are put into place yet the child is given the opportunity to make decisions within reason with potential consequences […]

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15 Best Places in Wichita for Ice Cream and Cool Treats

Well, that spring weather was nice while it lasted. Welcome to Kansas, right? Our favorite way to beat the heat is from the inside out- give your kids and their taste buds a nice, cool treat at one of these awesome ice cream shops in Wichita! Locally Owned & Operated Favorites Churn & Burn This […]

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Top 10 Educational Apps for Young Children (so your kids won’t forget everything they learned come summer!)

As moms, we all fight the daily battle that comes with parenting in this age of information and globalization: screens, or no screens? And while too much of anything is never good, the truth is that most of us can use the peace and quiet a little screen time affords. If moderate screen time* is part of […]

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Easy Recipes For Cool Treats

With the school year winding down, we’re ready to think all things summer at my house! I’m already looking forward to long days at the splash park, outdoor BBQ’s, Royals baseball and yummy cool treats to beat the heat. With a couple 80-degree days earlier this week, my kids have been asking for their favorite […]

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Child Abuse Prevention and You

All I have ever wanted to do is help people, especially children. I very clearly remember the day when I was getting ready to go to college that my dad turned to me and said, “Please don’t be a social worker. They have an incredibly thankless job and don’t get paid very well.” So of course, […]

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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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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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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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Discipline that Connects with your Child’s Heart

What kids learn when they are disciplined will last a lifetime. When parents are thoughtful about this, their kids grow up knowing that they are valued people built for God’s purposes. When parents are not thoughtful, any myriad of troubles can grow. “Discipline that Connects” is a profound and practical way to think about discipline that has empowered thousands of parents to be wiser and more effective when they discipline. This workshop is deeply biblical, immediately useful, and will change your life and your child’s life for good!
For more information about this workshop or other Connected Families workshops, visit ConnectedFamilies.org

$10 individual, $15/couple

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