My (almost) 6-year-old son and I were invited to check out Minecraft night at Game-U in Dublin. Game-U is an after-school program that teaches kids how to design and build video games and robots. From ages 6+ there are all...
There’s been so much talk lately about civility – particularly in national politics. I remember hearing the elementary school children at the bus stop last fall saying how they couldn’t stand this candidate or that one. Of course, they...
“You know what choice the angry 19-year-old man made? To kill 17 people! He had the choice! The choice to be angry, to be fearful, to be happy, to be courageous, and he chose to be a coward. He...

Good Grief

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Grief. It's a part of life, but one that I can't help but notice becoming more complex the older I become.  It's not just sadness anymore.  It's layers and layers of emotions from a lifetime of interactions.  It's the...
It’s 2022 and we’re still in a pandemic. Schools are doing the best they can, but they’re still far from normal. Pandemic life is hard for 100,001 reasons. For our second graders, it means they have NEVER experienced a year...
I am Four! Why are you telling me what to do again? Why do I have to put the cap on the marker? Why can’t you do it? Please set limits with me. I know I run toward the street and get into...
I am One!   When big kids are on swings, they are magnetic, pulling me closer until I get a foot in the face. Ouch! If you want to pick me up, you’ll need to catch me first. I don’t...
Many young families go through major changes like a move or job change sooner or later. Transitions have been the name of the game for our family over the past year. Just this year, we had our second child,...
On March 12, 2020, my kids left their school buildings thinking they would return to in person schooling after a three day weekend. Little did we know, that would be the last time they exited the buildings for that school...
During this back-to-school season, one of the most important things you can do is establish a positive parent-teacher relationship. Not only will it be comforting to know who your child is spending time with it will also set your child...

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Columbus Farmers’ Markets

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It's Farmers' Market season! It’s so important to support our local farms so that they can continue to provide for the communities. Farmers’ Markets...
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