Purple is my favorite color, it always has been and will always be. However, the color purple now has a more profound affect on not only me but my entire family. On April 3, 2016, we lost my grandfather...
One of my earliest memories of my grandma was picking slugs in her backyard … how else were we supposed to make sure her garden wasn’t attacked? My siblings and I watched her and my mom grow everything from...
Let's paint a picture. You, a stay-at-home-parent, occasionally find yourself daydreaming about sitting by yourself, drinking a hot (what's that?) beverage, scrolling through your social media feed without a tiny human's hands grabbing at your phone. Your kid isn't quite ready (or old...
I had one goal during my later years of college: to earn a coveted 4.0 mug, a status symbol in my mind. Every term, the school gave out coffee mugs to students who earned a 4.0-grade point average. Every...
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...
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...
Growing up in Columbus, I had always heard whispers of the mythical “Columbus Academy”. I had no clue where it was located, and only knew of a few kids who had ever gone there. I just chalked it up...
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,...
My dad taught me my first lesson in personal finance before I even had a real job. He required that I save 60% of any income earned, even if that meant putting $3 of my $5 earnings for a couple hours...
Dear Samantha, I’ll never forget the day Dad and I dropped you off for your first day of kindergarten. My tiny, sweet girl, old enough to be starting kindergarten. It didn’t seem possible, yet there I was, handing over my...

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The Best of Columbus: Free Concerts, Festivals, Movies and More

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Summer in Columbus is so much fun! There are tons of concerts, festivals, outdoor movies and special events happening and so many of them...
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