We've all done it at one time or another, asked our child the standard "How was your day?" and found ourselves the recipients of the ubiquitous but empty "good". As parents, it's our job to draw our kids out,...
Like many families this year, we found our world quickly changed in mid-March. We went from having at least one activity each evening (and sometimes one activity per kid!) to nothing on our calendar, without much notice. After realizing...
SOME GIFTS JUST SIMPLY CANNOT STAY Gifting has become a bit of a personal dilemma since becoming a mom. I realize that people love to give gifts to the kids they care about and that my child receiving gifts is...
Before I had children, I thought some things just wouldn't happen. Not my kid. Well, after the third child, I get it. So take it from me on these lessons learned! Climbing On Everything The climbing gets more intense by birth...
August of 2019, my four-year-old son came running up to me and my husband with his Halloween costume idea. I’ll admit, I kind of smirked. What four-year-old doesn’t change his mind about his costume a million times in three...
Stepfamily life is hard sometimes. There's just no other way to put it. The good news is, you're not alone trying to figure this out. In fact, more and more stepfamily topics are coming to the surface and being...
The beginning of a new stepfamily is rarely a smooth transition. In fact, for each member of the stepfamily the journey begins well before the stepcouple ever meets. Everyone comes into a stepfamily with some “baggage” that influences their...
My house has recently seen a lot of tough conversations surrounding current events. Of course, they are conversations that need to be had, but approaching them with young children can be a balancing act, and I'm always looking for...
I’m a stay at home solo parent. My husband works as a commercial airline pilot. He loves his job. I love my job as a stay at home parent, too. While my husband is jet setting the world, I...
I recently met a father to two grown boys and the stepdad to 2 young girls (ages 9 and 13). Let's call him Joe, his wife Karen, and his stepdaughters Jenna and Kiera. Joe adores his stepdaughters and they...

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Columbus Mom Guide to the Month of December

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It's the most wonderful time of the year! This guide is full of December events to choose from! In addition to our daily events,...