Ginny Ellis

Ginny Ellis
Ginny Ellis is a hometown girl who happily resides in East Wichita with her husband, two young sons, two rowdy dogs, and one spoiled tortoise. Together they enjoy taking part in all our city has to offer, especially if it involves being outdoors, supporting the arts, or is particularly delicious. She is a WAHM who serves as WMB's Events Director as well as holding volunteer positions in Junior League of Wichita, on her neighborhood elementary school's PTO Board, and for United Way of the Plains. Ginny is a podcast enthusiast, laundry folding procrastinator, and insatiable reader who loves the Shockers, theme parties, and her margaritas on the rocks.

Free Wichita Splash Parks and Fountains for Kids | Open Memorial Day 2021

5 Reasons to Visit a Wichita Splash Pad This Summer: 1. The price.  You can't beat free! 2. Safety. Splash pads are ideal for moms like me who are out-numbered by non-swimmers which make pool trips tough....
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Explore with Kids: Maxwell Wildlife Refuge in the Kansas Prairie

Oh give me a home where the buffalo roam. Just decades after being on the brink of extinction, the ubiquitous giants of the great plains have a home once again roaming the rolling prairie...

How to Prepare Your Family for Storm & Tornado Season in Kansas

As a native Kansan, severe weather and tornadoes have always been a fact of life.  Anyone raised here knows that with the warm, spring temperatures come volatile weather and the potential for natural disasters....

Best Patios in Wichita for Outdoor Dining

One of the gifts Kansas gives us in exchange for the bitter cold winters and blistering hot summers is the perfect weather days that can show up any month of the year. If the...

Six Wichita Area Playgrounds Worth Going Out of Your Way to Visit

Wichita is not short on green space or playgrounds, and I hope your family has a nearby park or neighborhood school with an awesome playground you visit regularly! Every once in a while you...

The Last First Birthday

As my to do list grows longer, I begin to realize how silly all this has become. It's just a party. A party for a little person who won't even remember it. He certainly...

7 Classic Wichita Photo Ops for ICT Kids

Hidden around town are landmarks and backdrops perfect for capturing a Wichita childhood. Head out with your kiddos and your smart phone to get snaps of them in some seriously #Wichitawesome spots. Whether you...

Bloom 2020: Virtual Event Recap

  It may have looked a little different in 2020, but we loved presenting Bloom for the 5th year in a row! We were excited to transition Bloom, a celebration of all things motherhood, to...

Wichita Mom Picks: Our Favorite Donut Shops in Wichita

In addition to the number of traditional shops (Daylight Donuts, LaMar's, Dunkin Donuts, and Krispy Kreme), gourmet and specialty donuts are a fixture around town. If your family is sweet toothed like mine you'll...

Newcomer’s Guide to Wichita: Ten Things You Need to Know

You're moving to Wichita. Now what? Here are ten practical and essential things you need to know about Wichita. Newcomers, welcome!   Tornado Alley At noon on every clear-skied Monday the tornado sirens run for a full minute....

You’re Invited! 4th Annual Wichita Mom Spring Family Egg Hunt

We are extremely excited to bring you Wichita Mom's 4th Annual Spring Family Egg Hunt!     We are so thrilled to be presenting the 4th Annual Wichita Mom Spring Family Egg Hunt with Co-Title Sponsors Pigtails &...

Laying the Foundations for Reading with The Sound Case (Part 3)

“Mom, I love my special homework box because it feels like I’m solving clues for treasures!” This is what my now nearly-five-year-old said to me one of the last times we pulled out The...

Mummies’ Night Out 2019 Recap

WMB's 4th Annual Mummies' Night Out, the most highly anticipated event of the year did not disappoint! Thanks to all of you for taking part in this chic Halloween party brought to you by  Ashley Homestore-...

The Enneagram and Motherhood: “The Enthusiast” (Type 7)

From The Enneagram Institute: "Sevens are extroverted, optimistic, versatile, and spontaneous. Playful, high-spirited, and practical, they can also misapply their many talents, becoming over-extended, scattered, and undisciplined. They constantly seek new and exciting experiences, but...