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5 Libraries We Love

My girls love to read! A library is the perfect combination of the love of books and often an indoor play area too. With colder weather on its way, I thought I would share some of our favorite libraries around town!  1. Westerville Public Library 126 S State St. Westerville My girls have big imaginations […]

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What is Social Justice?: How Do We Teach It to Our Children?

What is social justice and how can we explain it to our children? Social Justice Social Justice encompasses many great ideas. “The easiest definition presumes that everyone deserves equal economic, political and social rights and opportunities. Teaching children that everyone is deserving of such things means teaching them to value diversity and all people,” according […]

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Apple Fractions and Tasty Snack

Apples are one food my kids can always agree on eating. I decided to put an educational spin on snack time and talk about fractions with my kids. Keep in mind that my oldest just started kindergarten and my youngest is in preschool. This is a topic they both were eager to learn about because […]

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Tips for Picking the Right Preschool

Thank you to La Petite Academy® for providing these helpful tips and sponsoring this post.“Is my child ready for elementary school?”  If you’re the parent of a young child, or children, chances are you’ve asked yourself this question. We all want to make sure we’re giving our children every advantage and opportunity we can. That […]

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Back to School Guide

A Columbus Mom’s Back-to-School Guide

We’re gearing up to begin another school year and we know that brings excitement for some and panic for others. We’ve rounded up some of the Back-to-School posts we’ve written throughout the years and have organized them into one spot to make it easier for you to find the resources you need. Cheers to a […]

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Mommy Must Reads

I know free time, especially time to read, is probably in short supply for you these days. If and when there is time to spare, it always feels like there are a million and one things to do – laundry, cleaning, meal prep, etc., right?  However, if you have a little extra time I encourage […]

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Summer Reading Programs

For many Central Ohio school districts, summer is here. Kids (and teachers!) are in summer mode and time spent on learning seems to be taking a back seat to sports (at least in our house). This summer, however, I plan on keeping my kids’ skills strong by planning ahead and using lots of community resources. […]

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