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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 homeschooled elementary school children, Erin's hobbies include bribing herself to exercise, traveling with (and without) her family, and trying to remember where she hid the chocolate.

Where to Go Apple & Peach Picking in Wichita

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Some of our favorite fall family bucket list activities are peach and apple picking in Wichita (and the surrounding areas)! We've compiled a list of You-Pick orchards in Wichita (and a few that offer...

Wichita Mom Picks: Our Favorite, Must-Have Items at Trader Joe’s

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Trader Joe's opened in Wichita one year ago, and we still get TONS of questions! Never been there? Not sure what to buy? Want to know what other mamas love? Here's our list of...

Prepping for Her First Period: Our Favorite Menstrual Products for Tweens & Teens

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When you think of your period, a party probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind. Cramps, headaches, cravings, mood swings - it's a huge inconvenience, right? But it's also a huge milestone for...

Everything You Need to Know About Homeschooling in Wichita: Sports Teams, Co-Ops, Arts &...

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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 privately at...

Human Trafficking in Wichita: What Really Happens & What Parents Need to Know

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When I was pregnant with my first baby, I struggled with such severe anxiety that I quit watching local and national news. As my kids grew, so did the number of predators and conspiracies...

Online Homeschool Options & Virtual Schools in Wichita

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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...

Free Things to Do with Kids This Summer in Wichita

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Somewhere between the camps and family vacations, trips to the zoo 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...

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 Education...

Where to Buy Homeschool Curriculum in Wichita

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It has never been easier to find a homeschool curriculum you love at a great price! Shop new & used locally or online. List of Secular Homeschool Curricula Looking for non-religious courses and curriculum? Click here...

Arts Programs & Music Lessons for Homeschoolers in Wichita

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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 for homeschoolers - good luck trying to narrow it down! Wichita Area Dance Studios Accent...

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,...

Homeschool Extension Classes 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 (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...