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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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Civil War Reenactment at the Ohio Village

The Ohio Village is hosting Union and Confederate soldiers this weekend. Soldiers will be throwing down camp on opposite ends of the village and will reenact a battle complete with horses, cannons, and gun fire. We went last year and had a blast. The reenactors did a fabulous job playing their chosen soldier parts – [...]

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Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival in Gahanna

Summer means JAZZ! and Gahanna knows how to do it with their Creekside Blues and Jazz Festival. They are celebrating 16 years of music and have made it a family-friendly event offering a paddle boatload of kids activities. Check out the information below for a schedule of activities and music that is sure to entice [...]

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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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Gingerbread House and Cooking at Young Chefs’ Academy in Gahanna

My family had the opportunity to decorate a gingerbread house at Young Chefs’ Academy over the weekend, and we will probably add this to our holiday traditions. I had heard good things about their cooking classes for kids, so when they invited us to decorate a house I was thrilled. We had a great time [...]

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Breakfast with Santa

Pancakes, sausage, orange juice, and SANTA?! How about adding a little music or art to that breakfast? Below are a couple of great ideas for the entire family to hob knob with the jolly old elf himself, and spend a little quality time with the family. Musical Breakfast with Santa. I love this because it [...]

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Mark Your Calendar: Fall Fun on the Farms

I cannot believe it is that time of year again! Many farms in Central Ohio create a playground of fun for families during the months of September and October. Think corn mazes, animals, pumpkins, giant slides, zip lines, hay barns, and cider. Kids of all ages will have a terrific time! Be sure to check [...]

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