Andrea Connell

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Andrea Connell is social worker, wife, and mom to a smart, active, and sweet toddler, Brady. Originally from Lexington, OH (not Kentucky as commonly thought!), she moved to Columbus in 2001 to attend college at The Ohio State University, and it has been home ever since. She earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in social work, and has worked with children in some capacity for over ten years, including as a therapist, case manager, and early intervention service coordinator. She now works full-time for a large social service agency, but a flexible schedule allows her to manage work, motherhood, and domestic duties and keep (somewhat) sane. She met her husband, Brian, through mutual friends about six years ago and they have been married since 2013. Andrea loves living in Columbus and enjoys exploring all the fun places, events, and festivals that the city offers. Most weekends, you can find her and her family at the Columbus Zoo or any park that is conducive to expending toddler energy. She loves spending time with her friends and extended family, which includes ten nieces and nephews! Other interests include reading (when she can stay awake long enough to do so), occasional date nights with her husband, texting instead of talking on the phone, local coffee shops, live music, and attempting crafty projects that may or may not get finished.
Community Supported Agriculture

Join a CSA this Summer!

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Introducing Solids with Baby Led Weaning

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Read Across America Day and Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

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Read Across America Day is March 2nd, which is Dr. Suess’ birthday! This day devoted to celebrating reading was started in 1997 by the NEA (National Education Association), but it’s also a year-round program....
Open Gym Locations

Open Gym and Open Play Roundup

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There are so many fun places to take kids in the Columbus area, that sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do on a free day! This list includes a roundup of recreation centers...
National Pet Day

National Pet Day

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Why I Love My Tiny House

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Integrity Athletics Open Play

Open Play Round-Up

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There are so many fun places to take kids in the Columbus area that sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do on a free day! This list includes a roundup of recreation centers...
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In Defense of Screen Time

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Balancing Body Image and Being Healthy

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Angry Baker

A Few of My Favorite Grandview Area Spots

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My family lives in a little neighborhood that’s close to Grandview, campus, and Upper Arlington. It’s also a very short drive to Harrison West/Victorian Village. A great location close to many fun and family-friendly...