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Author Archive | Aaron Taylor


Summer’s Not Over Yet: Confidence and Safety with Goldfish Swim School

Thanks to our friends at Goldfish Swim School-Dublin and Goldfish Swim School-Westerville for sponsoring this post and providing this important information.My wife and I are worriers. We cut grapes in half, our two-year-old continues to sit rear-facing in her car seat, and we struggle with the swimming pool. The pool hasn’t been a relaxing summer […]

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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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A SAHD in a SAHM’s World

I’ve been a stay-at-home-dad since August, so it’s been just over six months now. When my family moved to Columbus, I did not expect to be a SAHD. The plan was for me to continue teaching high school English and for my wife to continue staying at home with our children. Things did not go […]

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Ten Types of Parenting Attention

After three years of parenting, I often find myself thinking about attention. Attention is a gift, perhaps the greatest gift. The quality of your attention says so much about who you are. How do you attend to your day, your family, your friends? Do you attend to the past, the future, or the present? As […]

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Four Holiday Games for Surviving Your Toddlers

The holiday season is stressful for everyone. As parents, we are buying gifts, baking cookies, wrapping presents, and trying not to kill our kids before Christmas. That’s why I bring to you four games you can play with your kids this holiday season. Chances are, you already play these games, you just haven’t been keeping […]

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The Professional Parent’s Guide to Three Things You Never Knew You’d Get Used To

Welcome, New Parent, to your first meeting with the Professional Parent training facility. Many have come before you, many will come after. We here at Professional Parent want to make your transition from non-parent (NP) to professional parent (PP) as peaceful as possible. For your dive into the unfathomable abyss of parenting, we are your floaties. […]

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