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

My Social Media Detox

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  If you've ever done one of those sugar detox diets, then you know how it feels to realize how MUCH sugar you consume on a daily basis. It's in foods you wouldn't even expect...

Best of the West :: Health Food Stores in West Wichita

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When I first moved to West Wichita 9 years ago, my shopping trips included bi-weekly treks to the east side for a visit to Food 4 Thought or Green Acres. Thankfully, that has changed! While the east...

The Non-Crafty Mom’s Guide to DIY Party-Planning :: Theme and Invitations

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  The birth of my first child ushered in a slew of new hobbies/obsessions - including, but not limited to, photography, allergy-friendly baking, and party-planning. In those pre-Pinterest days, you could Google party ideas, search...

Best of the West :: Coffee Shops in West Wichita

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Coffee. What can I say about you that has not already been said millions of times by millions of moms? We love you, we need you. But sometimes we cannot find you! For a while...

One Year of Dates with Dad :: A Month-by-Month Activity Guide for Wichita Dads...

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Hello, dads! We see you there. We know you work hard, and you love these kids just as much as we do. We also know that sometimes you need a little more one-on-one time...

Families and Food Allergies :: Planning An Allergy-Friendly Birthday Party {Series}

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Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is admitted to the Emergency Department for an allergic reaction to food. Increased numbers of children are diagnosed every year, which means that you probably know at...
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When Your Mother’s Day Isn’t “Happy”

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  I miscarried twice in 2008, and was fighting a less-than-graceful battle with depression when Mother's Day rolled around in 2009. I loved seeing the happy, smiling babies of my friends and family - the pictures...

Families and Food Allergies :: Summer Travel Tips

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Every 3 minutes, someone in the U.S. is admitted to the Emergency Department for an allergic reaction to food. Increased numbers of children are diagnosed every year, which means that you probably know at...

3 Natural Teething Remedies That Work!

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Ugh. TEETHING. Your happy baby turns into a crabby, drooling, night-waking mess - which subsequently turns YOU into a crabby, drooling, night-waking mess. Desperate for anything that might bring relief, even the crunchiest of...

3 FREE Ways to Build Your Child’s Library

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In a world with an increasing number of educational toys, learning-based television shows, and apps-for-everything, it might seem that real books made from real trees are a thing of the past. The time and...