Erin Bartel

Erin Bartel
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.

Where to Buy Gingerbread House Kits in Wichita

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...

Top 10 Winter Dates in Wichita

Coming up with fun date night ideas is hard enough during "precedented times" - let alone in winter during a global pandemic! Check out these ideas below for indoor, outdoor & at-home date night...

Christmas Lights in Wichita

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...

16 Drive-By Halloween Lights Displays in Wichita to Enjoy This Weekend

Lookin for Halloween Displays and Lights to check out from the comfort of your car? Halloween activities in Wichita are in full swing this week! If you're looking for some socially-distanced fun or hoping to...

Good Moms Have to Send Their Kids to Therapy, Too

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 but...

5 Ways to Election-Proof Your Friendships (Before It’s Too Late)

Unpopular opinion: Our relationships are more important than who we are voting for in November.  Your co-workers, the people at church, your kid's teacher, the newlyweds who live two doors down from you? You have...

5 (Non-Cookbook) Books to Gift the Foodies in Your Life

Foodies adore everything related to eating and drinking: Talking about it. Writing about it. Reading about it. We love looking at photographs, hearing stories, and uncovering delicious new recipes. We plan our vacations around...
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. Note: Please contact each...

Favorite Wichita Brunch Spots

This article is sponsored by Redrock Canyon Grill. Weekends are for BREAKFAST! Check out some of our favorite Wichita brunch and breakfast spots. With so many to choose from you'll have a hard time deciding which one...

Family Friendly Events at Botanica This Fall

This article is sponsored by Botanica. If you’re looking for some fun family-friendly events this Fall, Botanica is for you! Our gardens are looking absolutely vibrant right now and we have plenty of wide open...

The Enneagram & Motherhood: How Your Type Affects Your Parenting Style

How does your Enneagram Type influence motherhood and your parenting style? We asked 9 moms to tell us exactly that.  The Enneagram could easily be described as the the newest and oldest personality test to...

Where to Go Apple & Peach Picking in 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...

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

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

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...