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Goldfish Swim School Holiday Basket Giveaway!

Imagine yourself at a playdate in mid-February 2018. You’re talking with a few parents, and one says, “My son has completely forgotten about everything we got him for Christmas. The Legos are sprinkled around the house, and the new books are still pristine on his shelf.” Another parent chimes in, “Oh, our daughter didn’t even […]

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The “Firsts” of Adoption

When I met my children, they were 15 months old. I wasn’t there the first time my daughter crawled or the first time my son walked. I don’t know if they sucked their thumbs, when they first sat up, or when they rolled over. I don’t even remember some of the milestones for which I […]

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Fall Toddler Activities

Enjoying Fall With Your Young Toddler

There have been some pretty fantastic roundups on fall activities in the Columbus area here on Columbus Moms Blog. Fall is our favorite season around here! I have loved exploring fall through the eyes and mind of an 18-month-old this year.  Through this exploration, I have found a few tips and tricks that are making […]

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Just Go On The Date

My husband and I are nearing 3 years of marriage, and have a happy and sassy 18-month-old daughter to show for it. Said daughter is remarkably demanding, a ton of fun, and absolutely exhausting. Given that both my husband and I work full time and Annabeth is in daycare every day, we have struggled to […]

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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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Is It Preschool Yet? Cuz I’m Done

Live in the moment. Cherish these early years. They grow up so fast. It doesn’t last long. It doesn’t get easier. You’ll miss these years when they’re gone. Okay, I get it. I know I’m supposed to just soak in these days because they’ll be graduating from high school and getting married in the blink […]

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Treasured Tattoos

In 2013 I lost both of my parents during my third pregnancy. My dad, four days after I told him I was pregnant and my mom, 13 days before I gave birth to my daughter. For the past nearly four years, I think about them all the time. Every day, almost every minute it seems. […]

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