In my blog post during National Foster Care Month, I wrote about our journey to foster care and experience through the initial pre-service training. Our family worked many hours throughout the summer to complete the necessary paperwork and interviews,...
You don't often hear of families having a mission statement or core values. There are cute posters that I often see in home decor stores with lovely (albeit, generic) statements like "Be Kind" or "In this family, we do...
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Friendships and Infertility

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  I have a wonderful group of mom friends here in Columbus, they are so special to me!  For some of my dearest friends conceiving their children was a long road.  I am grateful that my friends have opened up...
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No Homework Policy?

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Oh, the honeymoon at the beginning of the school year. New backpacks, lunch boxes, smiles, and the excitement of school in the air. The novelty may have worn off my now. Have a school-age child? How would a “No...
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...
Does your child pick up on new concepts and ideas like a little sponge? It always amazes me how quickly and eager they are to learn. I noticed from the first week Shep started going to preschool that he...
Thanks to our partner Krista at Evolve Capital for providing this content.   If it’s not enough meeting the demands of staying home, educating your children, cleaning the house, grocery shopping, and preparing three squares a day, there is a...
As a family photographer, I scroll through my social media feeds with an attentive eye. While I'll always prefer my DSLR for portraits and candids, the convenience of the cell phone camera just can't be beat for everyday photos...
Is handwriting a lost art? Remember the days when writing a thank you note was the norm, reading cursive was an expectation and not a choice, and writing your signature set you apart from everyone else? Surprisingly, things have...
May is National Foster Care Month. Children enter foster care for many reasons, and with more than 400,000 kids in the system, the need for foster parents is great. I won’t pretend to know all of the facts or...

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Columbus Farmers’ Markets

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