Saturday, January 24, 2015

Healthy Eating and Resolutions with Whole Foods Market


2015 is your year - the year you stick to your resolutions and meet your goals. Whether you’re starting a cleanse, or rethinking how you approach nutrition, Whole Foods Market is here to help!

Why not attack the age-old “lose weight” and “eat healthier” resolutions from a different perspective and cut them into more manageable pieces?

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sesame Street Live, Let's Dance at Wichita's Intrust Bank Arena (+ Ticket Giveaway!)

Elmo’s got the moves.  Have you got the moves?  Get up and get moving with Elmo, Abby Cadabby and everyone’s favorite Sesame Street friends coming to an arena near you!

Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience like you’ve never experienced before! You, the audience, are invited to dance as all of your favorite Sesame Street friends join you on the floor – dancing with fans of all ages! In addition to ongoing dance parties, Elmo uses his imagination to "Do the Robot," Cookie Monster teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.”

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 KU Jayhawks Women's Basketball - Family Fun Events!

While the temperatures outside are dropping, Allen Fieldhouse is just starting to heat up as the Kansas Jayhawks women’s basketball team enters the Big 12 Conference season. From superheroes to supporting a cause, there are several game day events and deals for the whole family to enjoy!  Here are just a couple of those events fun for the family…

Friday, January 16, 2015

You Can't Miss The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Branson. Literally!

Branson is a one-of-a-kind vacation destination fun for people of ALL ages.  There’s literally, something to do for everyone.  Whether you want to see a show, go shopping, ride rides, celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, or maybe you just want to relax, you’re sure to have a blast in Branson.

To help you jump start your itinerary planning, here is one attraction (or several attractions in one) that you DON’T want to miss! Actually … you CAN’T miss it…

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Our "Never Gonna Happen" Girl's Name....


Before I had two boys, I wanted a cheerleading squad of girls. After having two boys, I couldn’t imagine a life of not being a boymom. I drive the school bus for our small town school district. I also have two nieces. While I love all of these kiddos dearly …. I am pretty sure that I’d run away to Magyar if I ever saw pink in my future. But that doesn’t stop me from naming my never gonna happen daughter.

When I found out I was pregnant with my boys – before finding out the sex – Cale and I, like most couples, immediately starting picking out names. He was all: William, Cash, Henry, Hank, etc. And I was like, "Cool. But what if it’s a girl?" He refused to think of a name. He knew both times that I was cooking blue in the oven. Plus he refused to even think about raising a daughter. It was just too much. And I remember him LITERALLY having a panic attack twice. Once when I first found out I was pregnant. And again when we didn’t see a little "thingie dingie" on Christopher’s initial sonogram. Like, profusely sweating, turned beat red, then sheet white, then a weird green color kind of panic attack.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Welcome to Introduction to Saving 101

(Disclosure: This is a sponsored post brought to you by Chameleon John)


Being a student is great – you are allowed to make mistakes because you are still searching for yourself and it makes life a whole lot easier.  Though we assure our parents that we are going to university to learn and to secure our future, deep in our hearts we know that we go to study because of other reasons than learning. We want to meet new people, see new places and party a little bit. Or a lot. Who can blame you for that?

Monday, December 8, 2014

Having 2 Kids is TWICE as Hard (Pouring my heart out)

I'm Pouring My Heart Out here. So you know what that means?  No judging!

No amount of research, books, advice, preparation, and work could ever prepare me for life with two kids. Having one kiddo wasn’t easy … so why on earth did we decide to have another one? I’d be lying if I didn’t envy families with just one child. Especially if that kid is over the age of 3. They’re more than likely out of the potty-training stage. They get to hop in the car and just go. Meals are cheaper, admission is cheaper, clothes are cheaper, EVERY THING is cheaper. Stress is less, travel time is more, quality time spent together is enhanced, and discipline is easier.  Having two kids is chaotic. It’s confrontational. It’s bustling. And it’s downright overwhelming MOST of the days. Sometimes I wonder if I’ve just lost complete control of my children. I haven’t … but the thought crosses my mind often.

Why didn’t anyone warn me about all of this? Everyone just kept saying: "you need to have another one", "just one more won’t hurt", "Cash needs a brother or sister", etc.