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Angry Baker

A Few of My Favorite Grandview Area Spots

My family lives in a little neighborhood that’s close to Grandview, campus, and Upper Arlington. It’s also a very short drive to Harrison West/Victorian Village. A great location close to many fun and family-friendly places! Below are a few of our local favorites: 1. The Angry Baker on King Avenue A sweet little coffee shop […]

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No Homework Policy?

Oh, the honeymoon in the beginning of the school year. New backpacks, lunch boxes, smiles, and the excitement of school in the air. The novelty may have worn off my now. Have a school age child? How would a “No Homework Policy” sound? You may ask yourself, does my child have time to: Play? Create? […]

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Word Vomit

Word Vomit

Word Vomit. It’s not just a phrase from a popular teen movie, it’s an actual disorder. Okay, not really. But it feels that way. Symptoms typically include a burst of nonsensical, but excited, rambling. Your voice may also raise 2-3 octaves for no apparent reason. Population affected? Parents that have gone long bouts without adult […]

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parenting style

This is My Parenting Style, and I’m Not Ashamed

Here’s my confession. I am a huge nerd. No, seriously. Nerd. HUGE nerd. If I’m curious about a topic, I can’t stop myself from reading things – books, articles, blogs, magazines, etc that touch upon said topic. And for the past 5 years, that topic of obsession has been…wait for it…finding my PARENTING STYLE.  How […]

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Helping Those with a Child in the NICU

Helping Those With a Child in the NICU

For those of you who might know someone who has a child in the NICU, here are some ways you can help from a former NICU mom. Did you know September is NICU Awareness Month?  I never imagined I would ever have a child in the NICU.  It’s just not something you think about.  However, at my […]

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Who is this person? Me? Are you sure?

Sometimes I don’t recognize me

Do you ever have one of those moments where you step outside of yourself and look back and go “who is that person?” Those moments where your parental self has become totally unrecognizable to your former self? I feel like it’s happening more often than not anymore. And it’s not always bad. I mean, it’s […]

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Letter to Kindergartner

Letter to Your Kindergartner

Is your child going to kindergarten? You may be wondering, where did all that time go? Here is a letter I wrote for my son on his first day of Kindergarten. These moments are bitter sweet. Enjoy every moment!  My Dear Child, You had your first day of kindergarten! It is still amazing to me […]

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