Take Your Kids to Lunch at Chocolate Cafe in Grandview

Take Your Kids to Lunch at Chocolate Cafe in Grandview

After music class, the kids and I decided to take a walk over to the Chocolate Cafe in Grandview. I had been wanting to stop in for quite some time, and was anticipating grabbing a few pieces of candy and maybe a coffee. Pleasantly surprised, I saw they offered a full menu and a children’s [...]

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Circle S Farms in Grove City, OH

Circle S Farms in Grove City, OH

Fall is a wonderful time of year with kids. Leaves are turning, the weather is cooling down, there are apples and pumpkins to pick, and many farms offer family fun days where kids can frolic about in a corn maze, pet some goats, drink some cider, and take a hayride. My playgroup has a tradition [...]

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Millstone Creek Park in Westerville, OH

Millstone Creek Park in Westerville, OH

Take advantage of the soon-to-be-gone warm days of fall and hit Millstone Creek Park in Westerville. This is the amusement park of all parks located on the corner of Spring and Maxtown Roads. Seriously, I could not believe my eyes when I saw the enormous play gym, the plethora of swings, the large natural looking [...]

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Franklin Park Conservatory: Visit this Fall for Family Fun Activities

Franklin Park Conservatory: Visit this Fall for Family Fun Activities

Franklin Park Conservatory isn’t just for looking at flowers, plants, and trees. They offer workshops and programs on plant and food education, and they also offer activities for the young and young at heart.  The Conservatory is offering a line up of family fun crafts through the months of October, November, and December, and many [...]

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The Shazzbots: Local Kids Band Rocks Central Ohio

The Shazzbots: Local Kids Band Rocks Central Ohio

What?! An awesome Central Ohio kids rock band?!! I took my kids to see The Shazzbots play at the Northwest Library this summer and we became instant fans. Seriously, we get in the car and both kids shout at me to play our Shazzbots CD, and I have to turn up the volume. The Shazzbots [...]

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Experience Columbus Days – Take the Kids Out Oct. 8 – 11 and Save Some Cash!

Experience Columbus Days – Take the Kids Out Oct. 8 – 11 and Save Some Cash!

When I was considering having children the first thing many friends and family members said to me was “kids are expensive.” For those of us with one or more kids, we know they weren’t only talking about affording college or a car. They were talking about small things such as going out as a family [...]

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Rock Climbing at Vertical Adventures in Columbus, OH

Rock Climbing at Vertical Adventures in Columbus, OH

This guest poster recently moved to Columbus, Ohio and she is embracing the city. She is a terrific person who I met at a writing group, and I immediately loved her creativity, intelligence, and humor. Joanne Edmundson is a writer, a teacher, and a mother of two boys. She’s an expat Canadian living in the [...]

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