Erin Bartel

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.

Gift Ideas for A 3rd Baby (and Beyond!)

It's not her first rodeo: your friend/sister/co-worker is already an experienced mom who is getting ready to welcome her third (or fourth or fifth...) baby. Maybe a shower/sprinkle is being thrown in her honor?...

Free Wichita Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt for Kids

Wichita Christmas Lights Scavenger Hunt Winter Break has officially arrived! If you're planning to take the family on a tour of the best Christmas Lights in Wichita, then open up our interactive map to plan...

Where is Santa? Free Apps & Websites to Track Santa on Christmas Eve!

Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of global pandemic can stop Santa from his annual trip around the globe! Want to keep up with him as Rudolph guides the team from the North Pole...

These Wichita Bakeries Dish Up the Best Pies Money Can Buy

Pumpkin? Apple? Gluten-free and vegan? Here's where to find the perfect pies in Wichita for any occasion. Some bakeries require pre-order while others offer grab & go desserts - so make sure you plan...

The Best Christmas Lights in Wichita 2021

Where to See the Best Christmas Lights in Wichita   Where are the best Christmas Lights in and around Wichita? Right here! ‘Tis the season to keep the kids up past their bedtime, pile in...

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

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...

Where to Find Indoor & Outdoor Holiday Decorations in Wichita | 2021

Where are the best pre-lit fake trees? Who's got Advent wreaths, bulbs, and mantle decor? And who can you hire to hang the lights on your house? We've rounded up the most popular recommendations...

Where to Buy Gingerbread House Kits in Wichita | 2021

Build your own village or have a family gingerbread house contest! Here's where to buy gingerbread kits in Wichita - both in-store and online.  Aldi Amazon Bed, Bath & Beyond Dillon's Party City Target Trader Joe's Walgreen's WalMart Williams Sonoma World Market Make sure you never...

Where to Find the Best Sledding Hills in Wichita for Kids

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...

Top 10 Winter Dates & Girls Night Out Ideas in Wichita

Check out these ideas below for indoor, outdoor & at-home date night fun this winter! Winter Dates in the Wichita Area A huge hit every year - don't miss the interactive screening of Elf at...

Where to Buy Christmas Pajamas for Kids and Families | 2021

Is there anything cuter than matching Christmas pajamas for kids? They are one of our team's favorite holiday traditions! Whether you're looking for jammies for all the grandkids, PJs for grown-ups and kids, or...

Drive-By Neighborhood Halloween Displays in Wichita to Enjoy This Weekend

Looking for Halloween Displays and Lights to check out from the comfort of your car? You've come to the right place! Dress up, grab some hot cocoa, and use our interactive map below!  Disclaimer: Enter...

What to Do When Your Child Has Night Terrors

Our first experience with night terrors is forever burned into my memory. We had just moved to a new house with a 4-week-old baby and a preschooler. My 3-year-old had been in bed for...
Preschools and Schools in Wichita

Early Intervention Services & Educational Resources in Wichita

We are often asked where to find additional education resources, including special education services and early intervention testing. Below you will find a list of some of the local resources offered. When Should I Talk...