I just moved to a new home. It was one of the most mentally draining experiences ever. Packing, sorting, saving, purging, cleaning. Then the unpacking, organizing, decorating. If I never see another cardboard box it will be too soon!...
Our Dog, Our World When we started telling people we were pregnant, one of the most common reactions we got was: “Jim is in for a rude awakening!” For two years, Jim, our dog, was our everything. Our sweet, feisty...
Disclaimer: Moms, this was written on your behalf. Please share with those responsible for purchasing your Mother's Day gift this year. Mother's Day is coming up and right now many Columbus moms are busy planning lovely, thoughtful gifts, meals and...
Dear Babies, I’m so sorry that we are getting a divorce. I never wanted this to happen. I never thought this could happen. Years ago, I fully intended to raise you in a loving, two-parent environment that would be ideal...
I am the friend who pops in and out of your life. I’ll respond to messages (usually), but may not reach out to you on any kind of regular basis. On the surface, it appears that I am simply...
Until you have your own children, you don’t realize that it takes a lot of love, patience, perseverance, sacrifice, and dedication. I would not be the parent that I am without the example of my own parents, and for...
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I was watching the Today Show recently, and my girl Hoda was discussing the importance of being the kind of person who allows people to cry. To just cry. To let it out and cry real big, even ugly...
Why didn't you just leave before you cheated? What if you had said, "This isn't satisfying for me anymore." You said you had felt like this for years. Clearly it was even before we had kids. Did you think...
Dear Husband,  First things first...I can be a jerk. I admit it and I am sorry.  You do nice and thoughtful things all the time, and I hardly show any appreciation.  A simple thank you is long overdue.  Some days...
This isn't what I had planned to write about. Not even close. But as I am always reminded by online Myers-Briggs Typology tests (which I retake periodically to see if I've changed from an ENFP into something else, because...

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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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