Wichita Moms Blog: A Quick History Lesson

Wichita Moms Blog History

It all started a couple of autumns ago when I was on the hunt for a family-friendly fall outing. I turned to my trusted friend, Google, for advice. And I was beyond frustrated with the lack of mom-focused, one-stop resources to help me find what I was looking for. How hard could it be to find something to do with my one year old in Wichita on a beautiful fall morning?

So, I did what anyone else in my situation would do, and I posed the question to social media. Within minutes, I had a plethora of ideas…things I had never thought of, places I’d never heard of. Better yet, these ideas came from other moms that I knew and trusted. On that beautiful fall day, we decided to go a local apple orchard. We had such a lovely time, and we’ve since committed to making a point to visit this particular orchard every fall. Furthermore, we love supporting the local family who owns it.

But this situation had me thinking and perpetuated my frustration with my lack of knowledge of resources in the area. Born and raised in the ICT, I suddenly realized that life in Wichita as a new mom looked completely different than it did growing up here. As a mother, I had different interests and different needs than those of a teenager {one would hope}.

A few days later, I came across a blog post written by one of my sorority sisters who was guest writing for a newly launched website in Kansas City. What a brilliant idea! It was a collaborative blog written by local moms for local moms and was dedicated to bringing moms together within a community.

I very quickly began researching and digging deeper into this resource as I felt Wichita could really use something just like it. I got in touch with the City Moms Blog Network director to begin the process of starting a site here in Wichita. After a lot of plotting, thinking and waking up one morning to the fact that I was pregnant with our second, I just didn’t feel that it was the right time to commit to something so important.

But fast forward to this moment. And I am completely ready. Wichita is ready. We have an amazing team of contributors lined up. We have partnered with some pretty stellar local businesses for our launch week of giveaways. And more importantly, we are completely dedicated to bringing Wichita moms together.

Because after all, we are all in this together!

If you have ideas to bring to the table, resources you’d like to share, or if there is a particular topic you’d like broached, please let us know. We would love to hear from you!

Thank you for following along.

Angela is the founder of Wichita Mom, the premier parenting website and community for local moms. Wife to her high school bestie, mom to two girls, and native Wichitan, she is thrilled to be raising her family in her hometown after telling her family for years she "would never move back". She is a strong advocate for mental health, believes in the power of community, and walks the talk of "babes supporting babes". She is a self-proclaimed connector, enthusiast of many things, cheerleader of moms and women, and recently converted homebody.