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.

Autism Spectrum Services & Resources for Kids in Wichita

Whether you're seeking a diagnosis or hunting for resources and support groups, parents of children with an Autism Spectrum diagnosis have lots of options in Wichita! These are the services providers, athletic organizations, and...

8 Best Wine & Cocktail Bars in Wichita KS

Whether you're looking for pre-dinner drinks, happy hour specials, or a killer vibe (speakeasy? tiki bar? velvet couches and sparkly chandeliers?) we've got you covered. Hit up one of our favorite wine & cocktail...

Support Groups for Homeschooling Parents in Wichita

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...
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Where to Go Apple Picking In and Around Wichita

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...
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Guide to Homeschooling in Wichita 2021-22: Sports Teams, Co-Ops, Arts & Music Programs, Virtual...

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...

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

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...
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Online Homeschool Options & Virtual Schools in Wichita | 2021-22

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...

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

Where to Rent an RV in Wichita Are you looking for a fun way to travel with kids that offers tons of flexibility? You can rent a camper or RV right here in Wichita! Tour...

Where to Get A Sports Physical in Wichita

Where to Get A Sports Physical in Wichita Are you looking for a place to take your student athlete for a sports physical in Wichita? If you can't get into your regular doctor, or if...
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10 Best Places for Pet Boarding & Doggy Daycare in Wichita

Your pets are family! But they can't always come with you when you travel. We polled hundreds of Wichita moms, and here are the most trusted & recommended places to board pets in Wichita: Apps...

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

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

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

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)

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...