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cBus Mom offers suggestions and reviews of kid-friendly activities in Central Ohio. I am a Columbus, Ohio mom and I like to get out and explore with my kids.
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KidStuff Coupon Book: Save Serious $

This is seriously one of the best fundraising ideas I’ve seen for schools: a coupon book that has coupons related to kids’ stuff. Granted, I love buying Anthony Thomas candy bars and trashy tabloid magazines (throw in a Ranger Rick too, I guess…ha!), but I’d love to spend a little to save a lot.  The [...]

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Tecumseh: Outdoor Drama in Chillicothe, OH

I have my Grandmother to thank for my love of theater…specifically outdoor theater. Some of my fondest childhood memories include driving the hour to Sugarloaf Mountain to see the outdoor drama Tecumseh. Since that time, I have imposed this theatrical experience on my husband, my Rhode Island family, and recently some of my best friends. [...]

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Bottom of the Dam at Alum Creek

Many times simple plans are the best plans. Like, this simple: grab a takeout dinner and drive to the bottom of the dam at Alum Creek for a picnic. There are plenty of picnic tables and playgrounds for the kids. Bathrooms are nearby, the view is nice, and being near the water is just relaxing. [...]

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Archery at Clear Creek Metro Park

Did you know that the Metro Park system offers archery? I was perusing the Park Scope magazine and saw that it was offered at various times and locations this summer. The best part? It is FREE and FUN! The classes filled really early and I was lucky to get us in when I did. I [...]

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Civil War Reenactment at the Ohio Village

The Ohio Village is hosting Union and Confederate soldiers this weekend. Soldiers will be throwing down camp on opposite ends of the village and will reenact a battle complete with horses, cannons, and gun fire. We went last year and had a blast. The reenactors did a fabulous job playing their chosen soldier parts – [...]

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Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival in Gahanna

Summer means JAZZ! and Gahanna knows how to do it with their Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival. They are celebrating 16 years of music and have made it a family-friendly event offering a paddle boatload of kids activities. Check out the information below for a schedule of activities and music that is sure to entice [...]

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Metro Parks GeoTrail 2014

Columbus Metro Parks has a summer geocaching scavenger hunt going on through August 31. They have hidden 15 caches at 15 different parks. What is exciting is that in addition to finding the cache, there is a code word sheet that needs to be solved. Clues to solving the codes are inside each cache. We [...]

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