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Preschool Snacks

Quick & Easy Preschool Snacks

Do you dread your appointed snack day? The day you have to provide the snack for your child’s whole preschool, kindergarten, or elementary class? I always want to do something fun and cute, (darn you Pinterest!) but I rarely have the time.  I have a hard enough time even remembering what their appointed snack day […]

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Getting a ‘jump’ on summer swimming

This post was sponsored by Goldfish Swim School – Dublin and Goldfish Swim School – Westerville, but all the opinions expressed here are totally my own. We stayed around town for spring break, and with two active kiddos and lousy, un-spring-like weather, I thought a Jump Start Clinic at Goldfish Swim School would be a […]

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Real Life Meal Planning

Real Life Meal Planning

I don’t like to toot my own horn, but here I go…  I happen to get a lot of compliments on my monthly meal planning system, and I have to say, it is pretty awesome (toot-toot!). I’m a  busy mom of two very small children and meal planning keeps me organized, saves money, and ensures […]

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kid friendly live performance spring 2017

Spring 2017 Kid Friendly Live Performance

Spring is a great time to take the kids to live performances.  The high schools are gearing up for their spring musicals, and our local theaters and concert venues are planning lots of kid-friendly performances as school winds down for the year.  If you are unsure about bringing the littles to live theater, check out […]

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Do the Columbus Zoo in Two Hours

You know the drill: this morning you need to keep the kids entertained, fed, and happy while balancing different nap schedules, possible diaper blowouts, and the ever-present-danger of a toddler meltdown. One possibility? The Columbus Zoo. I know, not a ground-breaking suggestion. Over two million people visit the zoo each year. But doing the zoo […]

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When You Can’t Afford the Trip of a Lifetime…

Your best friend just got back from a freaking fantastic (and ridiculously expensive) trip to Disney World with her family. Your neighbor is taking her family on a life-altering trip to Europe. Your parents just planned an incredibly romantic weekend for two in Napa Valley. Your boss is spending a gloriously relaxing spring break with […]

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Mother's Little Helper

Mother’s Little Helper

I’m starting to feel about Facebook the way I used to feel about wine. That it’s a pseudo-relaxing/rewarding habit I wish I could quit but am afraid to because I’m not sure what I’d replace it with. It even comes with hangovers–like when you’ve been mindlessly scrolling for 10 minutes and realize you’ve seen the same […]

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50 Things Money Can’t Buy

It never hurts to remind ourselves that there are a lot of things that money can’t buy and that the best things in life are truly FREE! Money is indispensable. We, of course, need money to survive. However, sometimes we lose sight of what’s really important and forget that life is meant to be celebrated! […]

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