March 2nd is Read Across America Day – also known as Dr. Seuss’s birthday! It’s a day to encourage early literacy and foster a love of reading in children. And if you’re like my family, we celebrate all week...
children's play areas at Bexley library in Columbus, Ohio

5 Libraries We Love

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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 some of our favorite libraries...
It’s almost Back-to-School time in Central Ohio and the high cost of school supplies leaves many parents unsure of how they will afford the needed materials. Below you will find a list of local organizations that provide free school...
To start, I’d like to tell a quick anecdote about the Sunny Street Café. After my wedding, my huge extended family wanted to get brunch together on Sunday morning in the Arena District. They hadn’t planned a formal brunch and...

Summer Reading Programs

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For many Central Ohio school districts, summer is here. Kids (and teachers!) are in summer mode and time spent on learning seems to be taking a back seat to sports (at least in our house). This summer, however, I...
Have you heard of the nationwide program where kids get to bowl two free games per day all summer long? If you haven't signed your kids up for the Kids Bowl Free program, I recommend you register now. It's super...
I feel like between October Halloween costumes and candy, Thanksgiving hosting and meal planning, and December holiday food and gift spending, I’m always squeezing our finances tighter than I’d like to. I thought I’d share a few ways we’ve...
Our family loves the outdoors. My husband even grew up with woods in his backyard. Our kids, however, are growing up with close neighbors and in walking distance to shops and restaurants. Not the same. Thankfully, though, there is still plenty...
Picture this; Your birthday month is approaching. You get an email for a free drink at your favorite coffee joint. The mail arrives, containing a free gift from your #1 beauty supplier. You check your messages later, and your preferred home decor...
There are a lot of fall festivals and special events happening this year in Columbus. Check out the wide variety of options. We are thrilled to partner with the legendary Circleville Pumpkin Show to present our round-up of fall festivals....

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Columbus: My Adult Hometown

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Every Columbus transplant has a story of how they came to call the city home. A job, a significant other, or maybe just a...