Author Archive | Andrea Connell

Community Supported Agriculture

Join a CSA this Summer!

What is Community Supported Agriculture? Have you heard of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)? Our family is participating in a CSA with a local farm this summer, and we are so excited! CSA is essentially subscribing to receive fresh produce or other goods from a local farm, which benefits both parties. The farms and farmers are […]

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BabyLedWeaning

Introducing Solids with Baby Led Weaning

My second baby recently turned six months old, (which went so fast!) so it’s time to begin feeding him solid foods. I haven’t been in too much of a hurry to start because…well, second baby, and I’m also breastfeeding and pumping when I’m at work. So while I love nursing and starting solids is fun, […]

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reading

Read Across America Day and Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

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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Open Gym Locations

Open Gym and Open Play Roundup

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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National Pet Day

National Pet Day

Many of us parents have other “babies” in our home…our pets! April 11th is National Pet Day, a day to celebrate our furry (or maybe scaly) friends. This day was started by Colleen Paige, an animal activist, in 2005 as a way to bring awareness to the number of pets in shelters that are in […]

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tiny house

Why I Love My Tiny House

Our house is old and tiny. When we purchased it five years ago, we didn’t really take future children into consideration; we now have a three-year-old and a second baby arriving this July. While there are times I’ve definitely wished for more space, having a small house has several advantages I have come to appreciate. […]

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Integrity Athletics 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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