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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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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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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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I am alive, I swear!

I am alive and well. If anyone was wondering why it has been so silent on my blog, I got a teaching job last October and have spent the majority of these passed six months getting acclimated. I really need to start a blog about my first year of teaching. Anyhoo – just been having [...]

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Goldfish Swim School in Dublin, OH

Looking for a place to take your child for swimming lessons or some indoor family fun swimming? Goldfish Swim School opens March 1, 2014! Goldifsh Swim School is a “kiddie” natatorium located at 6175 Shamrock Ct. in Dublin. The new facility caters to families and little swimmers offering experienced swim instructors, a fun atmosphere, and [...]

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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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Buckeye Bounce Club in Powell, OH

My daughter recently went to a friend’s birthday party at Buckeye Bounce Club. I love being introduced to new places by way of a birthday party, mainly because another parent has already scoped it out and finds it worthy. After doing the dinosaur exhibit at the fairgrounds one year, I came to the conclusion that [...]

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