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Erin Bartel

Erin Bartel
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Wichita Mom's Content Director, Erin owns Elite Media Ink, a boutique social media marketing & management agency in Wichita. She spends her days helping local businesses and non-profits navigate the ever-changing waters of social media and Marco Polo-ing her BFFs. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of 2, Erin's hobbies include bribing herself to exercise, traveling with (and without) her family, and trying to remember where she hid the chocolate.

What We Learned: Education Imagine Academy’s 2020-21 Experience (USD 259)

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This article is sponsored by USD 259 Wichita Public Schools. Remote learning. Virtual learning. Asynchronous. Synchronous. Microsoft Teams. Virtual fieldtrips. These concepts were unfamiliar to most parents before the COVID-19 pandemic shook up the world of...

Bartlett Arboretum Now Open for Spring 2021 Season

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Spring 2021 - Bartlett Arboretum is a hidden gem 30 minutes south of Wichita in Belle Plain, KS. Their exquisite gardens are perfect for a picnic lunch on a spring day, or a mini...

Why Your Kids Need A “Yes Day” (and You Do, Too)

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This article was originally published in 2017. I used to be fun and spontaneous. It's not that you can't be those things after you become a mom, but they morph into "responsible" and "flexible", which...

Where to Rent an RV or Camper in Wichita for Your Next Family Vacation

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Are you looking for a fun way to travel with kids while still following social distancing guidelines? You can rent a camper or RV right here in Wichita! Tour the U.S. or hit up...

Teach Your Kids This “Rude” Behavior to Help Prevent Sexual Abuse

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This article was originally published in 2016. My kids have reached an age that necessitates difficult conversations about how not every touch from an adult or a "friend" is always innocent. They don't understand how...
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How & Where to Donate Blood in Wichita

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Human blood, platelets and plasma are natural resources that do not yet have (legal) synthetic alternatives - which means that when our stores run out, we're out. That probably doesn't sound so bad as...

7 Mystery Books for Middle Schoolers Who Love Enola Holmes

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If your kids are anything like mine, they can't pass up a good mystery - especially one solved by an eager underage gumshoe (or two!). My 10-year-old flies through books at lightning speed, so...

Good Moms Have to Send Their Kids to Therapy, Too

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In early 2017, I was hospitalized twice in a span of 3 weeks while my husband was in France on business. My two  children (aged 6 and 3) expressed the expected amount of worry...

The ULTIMATE List of Wichita Date Ideas

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These Wichita date ideas are more than just a list of Wichita restaurants and movie theaters - our comprehensive guide offers 200+ ideas for every budget. Think you’ve run out of Wichita date ideas? Think...

Wichita Breastfeeding Clinics and Lactation Consultants for New Moms

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Wichita Breastfeeding Support and Services for New Moms *Hours and availability are subject to change due to COVID-19. Please contact each provider to get information on their current services & safety protocols. ICT LACTATION A private lactation...

Wichita Magnet Schools May Be the Best Option for Your Kids – Here’s How...

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While families in Wichita, and across the country, are continuing to adapt to the current school year’s challenges, they also need to start planning for the 2021-22 school year. One of the first choices...

Give the Gift of Music This Holiday Season: Shop Senseney Music

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This article is sponsored by Senseney Music. Looking for meaningful and timeless gifts? Think Senseney Music this holiday season. Shop in-person and online for the instrument you’ve been dreaming about for yourself or a loved...

Virtual & Online Holiday Events, Concerts, and Shows for the Whole Family

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The show must go on! Many of our favorite holiday traditions will look a little different this year - including these fun events, concerts, and shows that will offer online viewing instead of in-person...

Where Kids Can Mail Letters to Santa in Wichita (and Get a Response Back)

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You've written your letters to Santa Claus...now what? Make sure jolly old St. Nick receives your requests in time by dropping them off at one of these spots in Wichita! Noted locations will also provide...