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Author Archive | Andrea Connell

Managing mom tasks

There’s Never Any Time!-Managing Mom Life

Being a parent provides a person with so many feelings and thoughts that really can’t be adequately described. Having a child makes you feel love and compassion you didn’t know was possible. It makes you feel stress and worry you didn’t know what possible either! Of course, it changes your life in so many ways. […]

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missing mom

When Mother’s Day Isn’t Happy

Most people enjoy Mother’s Day each year as a time to celebrate their mom or be celebrated as a mom. After all, moms work hard, and a day to celebrate them is well-deserved! However, for some of us, Mother’s Day is associated with pain, loss, and sadness. It’s depressing to think about a holiday in […]

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Picky Eater

Tackling Your Toddler’s Picky Eating Habits

I have an almost two and half year old, and at this point I’m not sure how he’s surviving. He pretty much hates most food. His diet resembles that of a bird or small forest animal….bread and fruit are his main source of calories. I know his behavior is fairly normal for a toddler. I […]

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reading

Read Across America Day is March 2nd!

Read Across America Day is March 2nd, which is Dr. Suess’ birthday! This day devoted to celebrating reading was started in 1997 by the NEA (National Education Association), but it’s also a year-round program. The program focuses on building literacy skills and creating a love of reading in children. There are thousands of NEA members, […]

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Adoption

November is National Adoption Month

November is National Adoption Month across the country. It began as a week to raise awareness about adoption in Massachusetts in 1976, and then President Clinton expanded it to be the full month of November in 1995. Locally, we have the only nonprofit organization in the country dedicated to finding permanent homes for children: the […]

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Columbus Rec Centers

Rec Center Roundup: Toddler Edition

Rec Centers in Columbus There are so many fun places to take kids in Columbus that sometimes it’s hard to choose what to do on a free day! This list includes a roundup of recreation centers in our city that have open gyms or play times for toddlers and preschoolers. These are not classes that […]

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Rocking….A Mother’s Instinct

How can you spot a mom if she doesn’t have her children with her? She might be carrying a diaper bag instead of a purse, or you might catch a glimpse of an adorable baby on her phone. Or she might be wearing yoga capris and a t-shirt, unwashed hair in a bun, chugging a […]

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