Kristen Scharf

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Kristen Scharf is originally from Dayton and attended the University of Dayton for her Bachelor's and Master's degrees (Go Flyers!). She came to Columbus after she got married in 2015. As a native Daytonian, her inspiration for writing for the Columbus Moms Blog comes from Erma Bombeck. She is a licensed school counselor and Certified Orton-Gillingham Practitioner (CALP) who is currently at home with her toddler and baby son and doing literacy tutoring in the evenings. She is proud to be an Army wife. If you're lucky enough to see Kristen out and about, you will know it's her because she will have spit-up on her clothes and she only showered one time this week, though she tries not to look like it. Her biceps are huge because she carries around both kids more often than some other moms do (her favorite toddler tantrum hold is the Fireman Carry). Her current Mom Fantasy is for her daughter to only ask the same question one time per day instead of a million times per day.

My Grandma’s Hands

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My grandma came out to our new house for a visit to see everything since we’d just moved. She was talking to my daughter, who is two, and my daughter of course asks questions...
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Here’s a Fun Way to Make Money!

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In partnership with Focus Group by Schlesinger, this post is supported and sponsored, however, the opinions and experiences belong to the writer. Are you looking for a fun way to make a few extra bucks?...

Daughter, Always Be You. Don’t Ever Change.

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You see another child coming to the park and shout, “Hey friend!” You look at me and say, “Mommy, there’s a new baby coming here!” When the child gets out of the car and...

Saying Good-bye to Uncle Neil: A Story of Loss During A Pandemic

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Thinking back to last year only a little over a year ago, Uncle Neil came over for Thanksgiving, all the way from Georgia, as he did every year since my parents bought their little...
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The Blessing of a Sibling Relationship

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Saint Pope John Paul II said, “The greatest gift you can give your child is another sibling." I didn’t realize the truth of that until my daughter got to experience having a sibling. It’s...
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The New Man I am in Love With

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Yes, everyone, I am in love. I am smitten and head over heels. There’s a new man in my life. I’ve never felt like this before! I feel butterflies in my stomach every time...

Second-Guessing Everything During a Global Pandemic

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When I became a parent, I felt it was my solemn duty to protect my children at any cost. If something bad happened, I felt it was at least partially my fault, no matter...
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Looking at My Body Through My Daughter’s Eyes

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“Where’s the baby?” my daughter said in her own toddler way, trying to lift up my shirt to “see the baby”. She means seeing my bump, which has been getting super huge in the...

Giving Birth in the Time of the COVID-19 Pandemic

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"You're having the baby in July? I'm sure by then, things will be normal," said an acquaintance of mine in March. Prior to the time of the stay at home order, it seemed like...

Round Two of Gestational Diabetes

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At week 28 of pregnancy, I took the one-hour test for gestational diabetes with my second pregnancy. I had taken the test at 16 weeks and passed it during that time. I somewhat expected...