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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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Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center

The Battelle Darby Creek Nature Center was recommended by a few of my friends, and I am so glad I took that recommendation. Over our winter break the kids and I checked it out and it is fabulous! Full of interesting and interactive displays, informational games for the kids, and lots of living and taxidermy [...]

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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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Make-up Lessons for Teens? Yes, a Good Idea!

I distinctly remember the first eye-liner I bought. It was shell blue. I loved being “grown up” enough at 15 to wear it…even though I probably looked as if I was dressing up for Halloween! Of course, that was the 80s and shell blue was the ONLY color appropriate to go with neon orange. Applying [...]

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Eat. Play. Love.: A Fun New Play Cafe in Lewis Center, OH

This is a guest post by Lara-Mom, who blogs whenever she can about family fun, cupcakes, offbeat parenting and her amazing daughter. You can find her on Twitter as @LaraK, on Facebook at Lara-Mom Blog. I love modern play cafés – lovely, hybrid spaces designed with both parents and little ones in mind. Firefly in [...]

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Dinosaur Island at The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

In case you haven’t heard, the The Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has a new exhibit called Dinosaur Island. The Zoo brought a little Jurrassic and Cretaceous periods alive for visitors in the form of animatronics – and lots of them! The scaly beasts move, make sounds, and are very worth the time and money to [...]

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COTA and Red, White and Boom!

I remember moving back to Columbus from New York City and HATING having a car. I had to drive. I had to pay insurance. I had to remember to keep the tank filled. It was terrible. That is part of the reason why I love that COTA is doing such a great job getting more [...]

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