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Teal Pumpkin Project

Teal Pumpkin Project Teal pumpkins are popping up across Columbus. In a few short weeks, kids will be seeking tons of candy treats and miniature sized costumed characters will be roaming the streets. Statistics show that 1 in 13 kids has a food related allergy. This year, we are displaying a teal colored pumpkin to signify […]

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Keeping Kids Safe-Awareness is the Key

  Keeping Kids Safe Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Ms. Natasha Barber who gave me her insight on why it’s important to address keeping kids safe. Natasha is an author and expert in tips for children who are on the Autism spectrum and key considerations that parents need to make in caring for […]

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Tiger Mushroom Child Entrepreneur

Child Entrepreneurs. Is your child next?

Child Entrepreneurs. They are popping up faster than tomatoes in your garden. Recently, I interviewed Mrs. LaVanya Watkins, who is the proud mom of Te’Lario Watkins, a child entrepreneur. They live right here in Columbus, Ohio and founded the increasingly popular company, Tiger Mushroom Farms. Did you motivate your son to start the business? My […]

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Graduation Celebration on a Budget

Graduation Celebration on a Budget It’s that time of the year. April showers bring May flowers…and graduation celebrations!  Throughout the Columbus area, thousands of students have matriculated, okay that’s a big word, have prepared for graduation from preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, undergraduate universities and some have even gone on to achieve their post-graduate […]

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Autism is All Around You

The moment that the doctor gave back the diagnosis for my oldest son as “mildly autistic” I thought, “This is the darkest day ever.” Little did I know that as he turned 3 years old, and my youngest son turned 2 years old, I would be faced with a deja vu scenario when it came […]

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