Author Archive | Ginny Ellis

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3 Reasons For Your Family To Attend Open Streets ICT

Thank you to Open Streets ICT for sponsoring this post and encouraging family fun and community involvement in Wichita!Have you already made plans to attend the inaugural Open Streets ICT? This is not your average Sunday afternoon! Open Streets ICT will cover over four miles of Douglas closed to motorized traffic to allow people of […]

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Why We’re Choosing Public Schools

When my husband and I bought our home five years ago, we were instantly charmed by the neighborhood school, just a block and a footbridge away. Its sprawling lawn, the sounds of frolicking children on the playground, hundreds of pint sized learners coming and going with brightly colored backpacks in tow. This fall, the day […]

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The Great American Eclipse 2017 :: Every Mom’s Burning Questions Answered

Have you heard about the Great American Eclipse yet? It is set to be the biggest event of Summer 2017, and I’m here with frequently asked questions (and their answers) for busy parents.  Q: First things first, when is the Great American Eclipse? A: The eclipse is Monday, August 21, 2017. In Wichita the big […]

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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 need to mix it up though, and for those times I’m here to suggest some extra special playgrounds that will increase […]

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How (& Where) to Use Your Wichita Museum & Zoo Memberships When You Travel

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 is what zoos and museums we can visit. Perhaps my favorite perk of membership to our local zoos and museums is free or discounted reciprocal admission […]

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25 Things To Do With Kids Under Five in Wichita

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 25 favorite things to do in Wichita with the preschool set.    1. Great Plains Nature Center: Stroll through the education center, attend a craft or story time, […]

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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. Do not take cover; this is only a test. For information about preparing your family for imminent inclement […]

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Wichita Mom Hacks :: Save Time, Money & Sanity

Every mom’s toolbox needs a few tricks and tools to keep things running smoothly. Whether you are looking to save yourself time, money or sanity these are some “Mom Hacks” to add to your toolbox! Grocery Concierge Services There’s the rare unicorn mom out there who likes spending hours grocery shopping, wild and whiny kids […]

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