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Show Him the Love

In my opinion, dads are often the unsung heroes of the parental unit. I’m so grateful for an annual holiday to take the time to pause and reflect on the important role father’s play in the lives of children. But then, why stop at just one day? Reflecting on my own marriage, I became aware […]

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Make #MomLife the #BestLife

How I Make #MomLife the #BestLife

No doubt about it, #MomLife can be tough at times, but here are some easy ways I make it the #BestLife! If you’re like me, you can barely go a day without seeing the hashtag #momlifeisthebestlife or the “Mom Life, Best Life” quote.  However, at times I’ve recently questioned this popular catch-phrase. Maybe it’s because I stay at home or because […]

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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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Learning the Language of Toddlers

Learning The Language of Toddlers

Learning the language of toddlers is like learning a foreign language, but not like any of the ones they teach you in school! Before my daughter started talking, I remember a friend telling us how she’ll soon say words that sound nothing like the “real word” but you (and only you) will know exactly what she means.  Well, my daughter just […]

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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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Why I’m Raising My Sons to be Feminists

I have two beautiful, rambunctious, loving boys. My husband and I want one more child, but in a family where male grandchildren currently outnumber female grandchildren nine to one, I’d have to put my money on a third boy if I were a betting woman. And that’s okay with me. I love my boys, and […]

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Because I Said I Would…

  My family members were out of town for a week.  They asked if I would go check on their house and pick up some packages. It was an easy task, no big deal, so I said sure! I had my 3-year-old girls at home with me.  I called for the girls and told them […]

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