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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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Princess Day with the Columbus Blue Jackets

Join the Columbus Blue Jackets for Princess Day as they take on the Nashville Predators on Sunday, September 24th. TIckets start at only $30 and include a meet and greet with magical princesses, a $5 food and beverage credit, and a ticket to the Blue Jackets hockey game!

11:15-11:30am- Registration at Front Street Entrance of Nationwide Arena

11:30-1:00pm – Princess training and special performances, interactive games, dance lessons, and many other magical activities

1:00pm- Event ends/Exit Nationwide Arena

2:00pm- Doors open to the general public

3:00pm- Columbus Blue Jackets vs. Nashville Predators Puck drop

POST GAME: PHOTO ON THE MAIN ICE OF NATIONWIDE ARENA – more details to be emailed the week of September 18th!

All are are encouraged to dress up as their favorite princess!

For questions, please contact Malinda Smith with the Columbus Blue Jackets at 614-246-3280 or [email protected]

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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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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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Ways to Make Your Kids Move

75+ Ways to Make Your Kids MOVE

When you do something often enough, you don’t even realize it’s not “normal.” That’s what sports and being active generally have become for my family. Without realizing it, my husband and I have created a culture of movement in our household. I give most of the credit to him on this one. When I met him, […]

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Why Don't We Watch TV Together Anymore-

Why Don’t We Watch TV Together Anymore?

Who else out there remembers watching TV with their parents? I sure do. There was “Remington Steele,” “Hart to Hart” and the bizarre yet enchanting “Beauty and the Beast” (starring a pre-“Terminator” Linda Hamilton) with my mom; “Magnum P.I.,” “MacGyver” and “The A-Team” with my dad. Then there were the lengthy and somewhat boring Sunday night […]

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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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Our Kids and Technology: Two Perspectives

Two Columbus Moms Blog contributors, Malini Swank and Aaron Taylor, discussed the role of technology in the lives of their families. The following is a portion of their discussion: Question: What technology is available for your children? Malini: My 4-year-old owns her very own LeapPad.  This was strategically purchased for two reasons. Number 1, because […]

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Dinner and a Movie – Princess Style!

Friday nights have become my family’s unofficial “family night.” After a busy week of working and preschool, we like to have fun as a family. Sometimes we go out, but my favorite nights are the ones where we stay in and relax with a movie. This week, my little one decided on watching “Beauty and […]

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Fun Green Food Ideas

Fun Green Food Ideas

With St. Patrick’s Day on the horizon, you can make mealtime a little more festive for your children with these fun green food ideas!     If you read my Valentine’s Day post last month, you know I like to celebrate the holidays with fun food ideas and St. Patrick’s Day is no exception.  Plus, since this […]

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