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May 14, 2020

It’s quite possible that by now, you’re getting a bit tired of being at home so much. On the other hand, for many families, the extra time at home has made for some deeper bonding between family members, rediscovering the dining room table (and eating around it!), and enjoying games and movies together. But not all...


Apr 27, 2020

It's difficult enough to grapple with health insurance issues on an average day, but COVID-19 has added a whole new difficulty level to such tasks, for reasons both medical and financial. What happens to employer-based health insurance if you're not working as many hours, or not working at all? Is there a difference...


Apr 20, 2020

In addition to adjusting to social distancing and not being able to go to many of our favorite places, we’re also adjusting to spending more time at home – where the kitchen is just steps away. Couple that with working from home, home-schooling children, and dealing with a worldwide pandemic and you have a perfect...


Apr 17, 2020

With most of us spending a lot more time at home than we normally do, one of the good things we’re doing is spending more time outside taking walks, playing in the yard, working on our landscapes, and just hanging out on lawn chairs or deck chairs. But this is Kansas, and we share those spaces with all manner of...


Apr 8, 2020

This is a golden opportunity for parents to connect with their kids, give them some guidance in answering those questions for themselves – and strengthen that parent-child connection.

Being at home, away from school, friends and the normal activities that they normally would fill their day with is really tough on...