Author Archive | Jaclyn

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Fourth of July Tradition: Boating With Littles

                                                                                   Lake Cumberland is a magical place, about 5 hours from Columbus, that consists of 1,200 miles of shoreline and some of the most amazing memories in my life! It is a man-made, flood control lake nestled in some of the most beautiful areas of Kentucky. The shoreline is all natural, with no homes directly […]

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“Your daughter bit a friend; Again”

Toddlers are awesome; I mean they learn something new every single day, have enough energy for all of us, and find joy in the smallest of things. Toddlers also feel big emotions in their tiny bodies because of all of these new discoveries that they make. Sometimes the way they process these big emotions is […]

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To My Two Year Old, Signed Your Pregnant Momma

Some of my earliest memories are about my desire to mother. I so looked up to my mother and seriously viewed her as a superhero. I wanted to be exactly like her and wanted the opportunity to care for my own children. When my baby brother was born when I was 7, this desire was […]

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Get Outside- Central Ohio Metro Park Style

A couple of years ago we were inspired by a great post to get outside. The writer basically outlined 10 great reasons to get outside throughout the year, and how this benefits you.  We decided to adopt this goal and to encourage ourselves to explore all of the metro parks in Central Ohio. While we […]

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A Night With the Jackets

We are blessed, here in Columbus, with a wonderful hockey team- The Columbus Blue Jackets! Not only have I seen these players and the Jackets community do absolutely wonderful things for our kiddos at Children’s, but they also can host an epic date night or family night! Contributor Jaclyn and her husband Christopher had an […]

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The Strength of Heart Babies

When people hear that I am a clinical social worker supporting patients and families affected by congenital heart disease, I often am responded to with an audible sigh.  Many can’t understand why I would willingly be in said roll, considering the depth of grief that I often witness. And not simply grief related to the […]

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Grief During the Holidays

Christmas is everything to my family. Growing up it was the one day that I felt unapologetic about the gifts received and the joy it brought. Given that Santa brought them, I knew my parents weren’t burdened by the costs and that they truly enjoyed it as well.  Christmas meant baking Christmas cookies and making […]

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A Winter Michigan Getaway

Alright Buckeyes, I saw that eye-roll you just did when reading the word Michigan. BUT. I am not joking, nor exaggerating, when I say that Michigan is a hidden gem of beauty, especially in the winter.  I am blessed to have lived and explored the beautiful state for 9 years, and I am excited to […]

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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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