Ashley Liles

Ashley Liles
Ashley Liles of Gahanna is a local, frugal mama of three girls who started Columbus for Kids in 2017 after friends and family took notice of her numerous kid-friendly ‘adventures’ around the city. Her mission is to provide fun activities around Columbus and beyond. Her family loves exploring nature, which she incorporates into her posts along with other diverse learning experiences.  By the end of the night, all she wants to do is relax on the couch and watch mindless tv, adventuring for an average of 4 hours a day and keeping 3 kids under 5 fed and happy is a tough job! You can follow her here, Cbus 4 Kids

How to Create Thankfulness and Give Back With Your Family

With the pandemic, it's hard to focus on good and happy things. With the month of Thanksgiving, we wanted to highlight some great ways we can come together and help others and give back...
getting dirty at the creek

From 1st to 3rd Child, Life Lessons Learned

Before I had children, I thought some things just wouldn't happen. Not my kid. Well, after the third child, I get it. So take it from me on these lessons learned! Climbing On Everything The climbing...
things to do in Lewis Center

Top Things To Do In Lewis Center

Just a few minutes from Polaris Fashion Place is Lewis Center. It's a great day trip for family fun. Lewis Center has a lot to offer! As I put this post together, it made...
things to do in Galena, Ohio

Top Things To Do In Galena

Have you visited Galena, Ohio before? It's just thirty-ish minutes from Columbus and has a lot to offer. We enjoy checking out new places and we have randomly taken trips to Galena, Ohio. So...
creating a fairy garden in your yard

Fairies and Outdoor Fun

Fairies and Outdoor Fun My girls love the fairy house building section at Franklin Park Conservatory. I love adding new outdoor play options in our own backyard. The best part, most are foraged supplies and the...

Natural Play Spaces for Your Backyard

Warmer weather is almost here, and I wanted to share some of our favorite additions to our natural play spaces in our backyard. You don’t have to be crafty to pull these off. My...
Me time with kids

Me-Time In A Kid World

New Year's resolutions- I just don’t think they work (for me anyway.) I needed me-time, so I decided to make it happen. I know there is another Mama out there that needs time too....

Exploring Art and Fun Around the City

We love all experiences for our kids. Never would I have guessed that my girls would enjoy looking at and talking about art. I have exposed them to it at a young age, which...
children's play areas at Bexley library in Columbus, Ohio

5 Libraries We Love

My girls love to read! A library is the perfect combination of the love of books and often an indoor play area too. With colder weather on its way, I thought I would share...

Getting Back to Kind

I’ll be honest, I’ve been in a funk. Being a full time stay-at-home parent is tough at times with three kids, five and under- (Did I mention the youngest is one and into everything...