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Author Archive | Andrea Connell

Open Play

Open Play Round-Up

There are so many fun places to take kids in the Columbus area 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 babies and toddlers. There are also some recreation centers that […]

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tv time

In Defense of Screen Time

In the digital world we live in today, screen time is pretty unavoidable for anyone. Besides TV and movies, we have tablets, iPads, smartphones, video games, computers, and more among our electronic options. We know that extended screen time can have a negative effect, especially on kids. We hear about various studies documenting that screen […]

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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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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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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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