Amy Onifer

Amy is an "on the go momma" to two spunky and fun loving kids (ages 9 & 8). She came to Columbus to pursue a career in elementary education and decided this was home. She’s an avid traveler, yet can’t master the art of packing. Her philosophy is bring it all because you don’t know if you’re going to need it. If you ever decide to take a trip with her, don’t worry about bringing a camera because she’ll take enough photos of the experience that it will likely crash your hard drive. Before kids, you could find everything neatly organized and straight vacuum lines in her carpet, but these days she's not bothered with worrying about the small stuff. You can catch her belting out her favorite song, “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and using her two left feet to bust a move with her family during their frequent impromptu dance parties. She loves living in such a family-friendly city!
Animals in Ohio

Beyond the Zoo- Best Places Around Columbus and Ohio to See Animals

My children are animal lovers so we fill lots of our family time with visits to farms, zoos, sanctuaries and parks. We are lucky to have one of the best zoos in the country right...
restaurant dining gift cards

Restaurant Holiday Bonus Gift Cards

For the holiday season, many restaurants around Columbus offer an incentive to buy a gift card. It's always a great idea to support local but this year the restaurants could really use our help....
Halloween movies in Columbus

Drive-In Movies this Fall in Columbus

This summer drive-in movies were really popular around Columbus. It's exciting to see communities and businesses are continuing these events this fall. Grab your blankets and some snacks to see these fun flicks from...
scarecrow decorations around Hilliard

Places to see Halloween Decorations

Halloween has always been one of my favorites. It's fun to see the costumes, eat candy and enjoy in some spooky thrills. You'll find lots of Halloween spirit at the many pumpkin patches in Columbus...

School Enrichment & Tutoring Guide

This will be a school year like no other! Whether you are home schooling, doing virtual learning, or learning at school, lots of families need assistance. That help can come in the form of...
Ohio beaches

Beaches in Ohio

When you think of Ohio, I'd imagine BEACHES aren't something that come to mind. BUT...there are actually some great beaches in Ohio. It's nice to find a place to get in the water and...
fun days to celebrate in April

National Holidays in April {Wacky, Unique and Fun}

Some of these National Holidays in April are based on traditions or religion, while others are bizarre or a bit unique. Even though we are stuck at home, there are lots of ideas to...
Balloon Drop at NYE event for families

Ringing in the Noon Year {Event Recap}

We had a blast at our Noon Year's Eve Party as we said goodbye to 2019 and hello to 2020! A big thank you to all of the guests for attending and our sponsors...

Join Our Writing Team! {Open Call for Columbus Moms Blog Contributors}

We are excited to expand our team of regular writers! It has been over two years since we've done an open call for contributors so now is your chance to connect with other local...
tips for preschools

Tips for Picking the Right Preschool

“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every...