Author Archive | Tara Parsell

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Survival Guide: Pumping at Work

Despite supportive workplaces, laws keeping pumping moms out of bathrooms, and the most work-friendly accessories available, returning to work as a new mom can be a struggle for new moms navigating “the pump.” Pumping at work can mean three to five breaks a day lasting 10-30 minutes depending on both your and your baby’s needs. […]

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Columbus breweries for families

4 Best Kid-Friendly Breweries in Columbus

  When my husband and I first moved to Columbus, I worked from home most of the time — which means, I had few opportunities to actually explore Columbus.  Then, the Columbus Ale Trail was introduced.  It was the perfect opportunity to have a reason to explore different areas of Columbus. Since it launched right […]

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5 Ways to Entertain Kids with Alexa

My kids love our Alexa. There were a solid two months when my three-year-old would say goodbye to Alexa before he said goodbye to me when he left for preschool. Alexa is also who he ran to tell that he successfully peed on the potty (this is my request for someone to invent a potty […]

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First Fridays: Community Hops to Check Out this Summer

Summer in Columbus is ripe with warm evenings and plenty of activities for the whole family … especially the community-focused “first Friday” events (that don’t just happen on Friday.) It’s a perfect way to get the kids out of the house, explore Columbus and support local businesses! Here’s our comprehensive list of community events not […]

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3 Ways to Garden with Kids in Columbus

One of my earliest memories of my grandma was picking slugs in her backyard … how else were we supposed to make sure her garden wasn’t attacked? My siblings and I watched her and my mom grow everything from tomatoes and herbs to potatoes and garlic. Our summers filled with homegrown salads instead of store-bought […]

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