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The Hocking Lodging Company in Logan, OH (Hocking Hills, baby!)

Hocking Hills is such an amazing place for getting away from the daily grind. There are so many cabins that families can rent, from really roughing it to a nicer “home away from home” stay. Hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, ziplining…the outdoor fun is endless in Logan. I recently went on a writing retreat with Amanda [...]

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Lazer Kraze in Lewis Center, OH

I had NO idea the fun I would have a Lazer Kraze! My boy chose to have his 7th birthday party there. I didn’t know what to expect and had never been for many reasons, the main being I thought it would be so crowded it would be more stressful than fun. I was wrong. [...]

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Gymboree Play & Music in Gahanna, OH

We recently visited the newly renovated Gymboree Play & Music gym in Gahanna, Ohio. After a complete remodel they held a free open house for families to come experience the new space. We took a Play & Learn class, which is broken down by months/years from ages 0 – 5. This was the first time I had [...]

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United Skates of America

We recently celebrated our daughter’s eighth birthday at United Skates of America a roller rink circa 1972 on Columbus’s east side. At first I wasn’t sure it was going to be a success as I had never taken my kids roller skating and had not personally been on roller skates since I was a kid. However I [...]

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Build-A-Bear: Great Holiday Gift

My daughter recently got rewarded with a trip to Build-A-Bear. I had never taken her, and was excited to check it out myself. What is this phenomena of stuffing your own bear? Well, it is definitely a “thing.” These stores are generally located in malls, as with most chains. Easton has a huge one and [...]

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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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Creative Dramatics – Got a Party Coming Up?

We recently celebrated my daughter’s 8th birthday with Creative Dramatics. I was on the fence about having the birthday party at my house – it is so much easier when you don’t have to do the cleaning or worry about having enough “party” fun for the kids. So, I was thrilled when Joanna Van Sickle [...]

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