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Erin Bartel

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Wichita Mom's Content Director, Erin owns Elite Media Ink, a marketing + PR 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.

20 Free Events & Things to Do with Kids This Summer in Wichita

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Somewhere between the camps, family vacations, and stops at the closest ice cream shop, you're going to need a few budget-friendly boredom busters. Here's a list of free things to do with kids in Wichita...

Arts & Music Lessons for Kids in Wichita (Instruments, Singing, Acting, Drawing/Painting & More)

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Are you looking for instrumental or voice lessons? Opportunities to perform? Private drawing or painting classes? Wichita has so many options - good luck trying to narrow it down! Arts & Music Classes in Wichita Air...
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Guide to Homeschooling in Wichita 2022-23: Sports, Co-Ops, Arts & Music Programs, Virtual Schools...

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Homeschooling in Wichita Whether you're a veteran homeschool mom, new to homeschooling entirely, or just new to homeschooling in Wichita, you'll love this comprehensive list of resources for families who choose to educate their children...

Online Support Groups for Homeschooling Parents in Wichita

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Being the teacher and the parent can be challenging! Here are resources to make your job(s) less stressful and help you find community as an educating parent. Charlotte Mason Wichita Facebook Group El Dorado Homeschool Group on Facebook Holy...
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Online Homeschool Options & Virtual Schools in Wichita | 2022-23

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Do you like the idea of homeschooling but feel overwhelmed by choosing a good curriculum? Or maybe you prefer a secular homeschool program with the support of certified teachers? A virtual school might be a...

Sports Teams, Athletics & P.E. Classes for Homeschoolers in Wichita

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If you’re looking for swimming lessons, PE classes, or sports teams to round out your homeschool extracurriculars, there’s no shortage of fantastic opportunities in Wichita! You can find a list of classes, dance studios,...

Extension & Enrichment Classes for Homeschooling Kids in Wichita

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As students grow older, parents may find teaching certain subjects intimidating – or perhaps they wish their child to experience a traditional classroom setting in preparation for college. These schools and programs offer extension and...

Homeschool Co-Ops & Student Groups in Wichita

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What is a homeschool co-op? It’s a group of homeschooling families that meet regularly for cooperative learning in arts, academics, or any subject they choose. This is also one of the many places where homeschooled...

How to Register Your Homeschool in Wichita (and Homeschooling Laws in Kansas)

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Is homeschooling legal in Kansas? Yes! While "homeschools" are not a recognized entity in the state of Kansas, homeschooling is perfectly legal. Your homeschool must be registered as a "Non-Accredited Private School" with the...

Homeschooling Kindergarten: What You Need to Know About Teaching Your Child at Home

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Note from the author: This article was originally in 2015. I have continued to homeschool my kids, who are now entering 2nd & 5th grade. We have learned so much and hope you enjoy...

Top 20 Museums & Attractions to Visit with Kids in Wichita KS

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The best museums in Wichita are listed below - whether you're looking for things to do with kids in Wichita, date ideas, or things to do with visitors in Wichita, you'll find plenty of...

It’s Tulip Time! Bartlett Arboretum Opens for Spring 2022 Event & Concert Season

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Spring 2022 - 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 Find the Best Sledding Hills in Wichita for Kids

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Make sure you're ready for snow! What better way to spend a school-free Snow Day than chillin' at some of our team's favorite sledding hills in Wichita? Scroll down for a map! No sled? No...