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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.

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...

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

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This article was originally published in 2016. 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...

7 Postpartum Exercise Mistakes Moms Don’t Know They’re Making

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This article isn't about eating half a bag of Doritos instead of carrot sticks, or how ANY exercise is better than sitting on your couch binge-watching HGTV...those are mistakes we know we are making....

Real Self Care Isn’t A Luxury, It’s A Discipline (and It’s A Necessity)

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Everyone talks about it, but who has time for the glammed-up versions of "self care" we see circulating on the internet? Real self care doesn't always look like a glass of wine in a...

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...

Can Your Kids Bust Out of This Free Digital Harry Potter Escape Room?

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Looking for a fun activity to kill time? If you've got Harry Potter fans in your house, you should give this free digital escape room a try! We've read the books, watched the movies, and...

Where to Find Our Favorite Wichita Murals (interactive map)

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If you've been in Wichita for more than 10 minutes, you've seen at least one eye-popping ICT mural. We've got Wichita Flag Murals, Keeper of the Plains Murals, encouraging murals, thought-provoking murals - and...

Free Lunches for Kids and Senior Citizens in Wichita (Plus Where & How to...

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This list of places offering free lunches for kids in Wichita & surrounding areas, as well as free meals for seniors and families in need will be updated regularly during COVID-19 social distancing. Meals for...

What You Need to Know Before You Start Working from Home for the First...

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Whether by choice or necessity, you're considering working from home: WELCOME! Those of us already living the laptop lifestyle have a few things to share - stuff we probably learned the hard way when...

25 Mom-Approved Shows for Kids on Netflix

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Whether you're looking for a show to binge as a family or just to get some peace and quiet while you work, here's a list of our top 25 mom-approved shows for kids on...

15 Educational & Entertaining Podcasts for Kids of All Ages

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Whether you're trying to limit screen time, beat boredom on a road trip, or institute a daily Quiet Time for your kids, podcasts are here to save the day! The following podcasts are kid...