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Newly Renovated Main Library Downtown

I was invited to a sneak peek of the newly renovated Main Library and I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was sleek, beautiful, modern, open…just incredible. The space welcomes the community and will inspire readers, researchers and writers. The Columbus Metropolitan Main Library will open to the community on Saturday, June 25 at noon. There [...]

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Ohio Wildlife Center in Powell, OH

My kids, like most kids, love nature and wildlife. They are always picking up bugs, frogs, snakes – anything they can catch. Recently we were in Florida, and had to spend at least 20 minutes each day tracking little anoles in the bushes. So, when I saw the Ohio Wildlife Center was offering a family [...]

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Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Cafe in Clintonville

One of the things I love about soccer Saturdays, besides a warm car after sitting in the freezing cold and watching my son play, is going out to breakfast. Yesterday, we stopped at Mozart’s Bakery and Piano Cafe in Clintonville located on High Street just south of Morse Road. I thought this was just a [...]

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Some Teacher Gift Ideas

Let’s discuss teacher gift ideas for the end of the year (or anytime, for that matter). I always struggle with gift ideas for people, so I decided I would give what I’d like to get. Teacher gifts are no different – especially since I am a teacher! The gift card is a great option, but [...]

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From left to right: Colin Martinez, Andrea Patton (our teacher advisor), Mariya Al-Ghawi, Alice Pajor, Rachel Schwerdtfeger, Akeem Adesiji.

Columbus City Schools Students Taking on Social Justice

I was pitched by some of this city’s finest students who are from Columbus City Schools’ Whetstone High School. I love them! Great job Ms. Patton – we need more teachers like you!!! Take a look at an incredible event they are putting on this Saturday: Columbus, Ohio– Just Columbus Festival, a Local Ideas Festival [...]

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Pre-K Connection Fair for Columbus City Schools

Columbus City Schools and the City of Columbus will host the Pre-K Connection Fair at East High School on Saturday, April 16, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. All children in Columbus deserve an opportunity to access high-quality early childhood education. Studies have shown that 4-year-olds who participate in a high-quality pre-K program are better prepared and more successful [...]

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Depression in Teens

This post is by someone very dear to me: my sister-in-law. She has been through some devastating times that have occurred because of depression. She talks about how important it is to listen, truly listen to our children…because it could save their life. Parenting a teen can be difficult. How do you know what they [...]

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