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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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Girlfriends Date: Branstool Orchards and Ye Old Mill in Utica, OH

Fun fall afternoon alert: Every fall one of my besties and I vowed that no matter how crazy our schedules got we’d always to do a fun fall activity. Typically it is the Renaissance Festival, but this year it was lunch, apple picking, and ice cream! We had lunch in Clintonville and then headed out [...]

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Columbus Modern Dance Company in Columbus, OH

Dance seems to be one of the most popular choices when it comes to classes for littles, second probably to soccer. There are many choices and price ranges, and all are great in one way or another. I always thought ballet or tap were my options when it came to enrolling my girl in classes, [...]

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Lynd Fruit Farm in Pataskala, OH

The apples are on at Lynd Fruit Farm in full force! My friend and I took the kids and picked 30 pounds of McIntosh, Gala and Golden Supreme between us. My plan is to make a mad apple crisp, apple cake, and some apple sauce (without the cinnamon because my kids are crazy!). We will [...]

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Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands “Sawmill Saturdays”

Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands “Sawmill Saturdays” start up this Saturday. Friends of the Sawmill Wetlands are dedicated to the preservation of the wetlands that are located behind Whole Foods in Dublin.  Did you know there was a wetlands in that area? On “Sawmill Saturdays” they open them up from 10a – noon for the [...]

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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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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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