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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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Volunteer/Giving Opportunity: Lil’ Givers, Birthday Parties for Disadvantaged Children

I am a full time teacher now, and my time is limited in regards to how often I write on here and how often I get out to explore new things. I appreciate being pitched about activities going on around Columbus and other wonderful ideas, such as the pitch I received this week. Recently, I [...]

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Homesteading Mentor Program at City Folk’s Farm Shop

What I love the most about homesteading is that it takes us back to our roots. We live in a fast-paced overly processed world; and frankly, I believe everyone could benefit from slowing down a bit and leaning into more sustainable ways of living. It is easier than you think, and making a few changes [...]

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Make-up Lessons for Teens? Yes, a Good Idea!

I distinctly remember the first eye-liner I bought. It was shell blue. I loved being “grown up” enough at 15 to wear it…even though I probably looked as if I was dressing up for Halloween! Of course, that was the 80s and shell blue was the ONLY color appropriate to go with neon orange. Applying [...]

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Hair Mail! Donating Your Lovely Locks (or your children’s)

Part of me thought I shouldn’t write this post on Cbus Mom, but then I thought, “I am pretty sure most of my readers have children AND I’m pretty sure this story will resonate with some of those who birthed the children.” During pregnancy the last thing I wanted to do was cut my hair. [...]

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December Events as seen on WTTE Fox 28′s ‘Good Day Columbus’

Thanks to those of you who tuned into the December family fun activities I suggested for WTTE Fox 28′s ‘Good Day Columbus’. So much fun stuff going on in Columbus – it is really hard to choose just a few events! Here’s the list for December: Polar Express – Register today! Location: Main Library Friday [...]

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Crafty Gift Idea: Thanks to City Folks Farm Shop

City Folks Farm Shop is a little shop in the Beechwold/Clintonville area full of supplies for those interested in things such as beekeeping, canning, bird watching, or chicken keeping. The shop focuses on natural, eco-friendly products. They also offer intro classes that focus on urban homesteading, in addition to workshops where patrons can make herbal [...]

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