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.
Visiting Oklahoma City Kids

Wichita Family Weekend Trip: Things to Do in Oklahoma City with Kids

Our Accommodations in OKC: Both chic and cheeky, the 21c Museum Hotel was a perfect hotel for our family weekend. Built in an old Ford Motor Company assembly plant, 21c OKC features gorgeous rooms with...

8 Best Locally-Owned 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...

The Best Patios in Wichita for Outdoor Dining on a Beautiful Day

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...

20 Free Wichita Splash Parks and Water Fountains for Kids

  Wichita splash pads are typically open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.   5 Reasons to Visit Wichita Splash Parks and Splash Pads This Summer: 1. The price.  You can't beat free! 2. Safety. Wichita splash parks are...
Wichita Wind Surge with Kids

Wichita Wind Surge Games with Kids | Everything Families Need to Know

Baseball is back in downtown Wichita with the Wichita Wind Surge. We've collected all the details and info you need to know before heading out to a ballgame with the kids! Wichita Wind Surge Game...
Cowley County Kansas

Explore with Kids: A Day Trip with Kids to Cowley County

If you find yourself with a day to spare and the weather is nice, I highly recommend a road trip that my family calls the Cowley County Loop. From Wichita it is just around...

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....

6 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...
Maxwell Wildlife Refuge Kansas Prairie

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...

Explore with Kids: Camping, Hiking & Swimming at Kanopolis State Park

Located just 90 minutes north of Wichita is a state park that has everything your adventure loving family could want. Kanopolis State Park in the Smoky Hills is the perfect destination if you're looking...

How to Save Money with Your Wichita Museum & Zoo Memberships When You Travel

Do you have Wichita museum memberships? If there's anything I love as much as our fair city it is traveling, especially with my kids. When we travel, near or far, the first thing I investigate...

7 Dog Parks in (and around) Wichita Your Pups Will Love

When (wo)man's best friend needs to run, there's nothing more fun than time spent at an off-leash dog park. Meet up with dog owners, socialize, and play with the furriest members of your family....
Kids Under 5 Wichita, KS

Over 20 Things To Do With Kids Under Five in Wichita, KS

Just because you have little ones doesn't mean you have to be relegated to home all the time. Get out around town with your kids! These are my favorite things to do in Wichita...

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...