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12 Days of Thanksgiving

12 Days of Thanksgiving

Ready for a New Holiday Tradition Are you on a quest this year to instill characteristics and qualities in your children of compassion, kindness, respect, and hope? Are you ready for a new family tradition of giving? Here is a fun Thanksgiving gift activity for your family.  You may be most familiar with Christmas-giving based […]

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45 Ways to Spread Kindness to Others

45 Ways to Spread Kindness to Others

One of the most important values in our family is kindness to others. In honor of World Kindness Day (November 13), here are 45 ways that you and your family can help spread kindness in your corner of the world. Smile at each person you encounter.  Bring flowers to a colleague or friend.  Send a […]

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A Grateful Heart: Family Lessons in Gratitude

Is it just me, or does it feel like the “holiday season” actually begins in October? I mean, between dusting off fall décor and partaking in my fair share of pumpkin spice doughnuts, I’m spent by the time teachers start sending home “What I’m Thankful For” hand turkeys in November. But the gag is, I […]

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Easy and Affordable DIY Halloween Costumes

It’s so much fun seeing kids and adults dressed up in Halloween costumes. These ideas are quick, easy and don’t involve sewing. Plus, they are affordable and use many items you probably already have at home. If not, thrift stores and the Dollar Store are great places to check. Being able to reuse and repurpose […]

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Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

I’ve been trying to type a post about life with food allergies that wasn’t super Debbie Downer, circa Saturday Night Live all month. Today is the 30th & this post is due October 1st. The truth is life with food allergies stinks. Being the parent of a child with life-threatening food allergies is terrifying, sad & […]

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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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Why Fall In Central Ohio Is the Best

Why Fall in Central Ohio Is the Best!

It’s finally fall, y’all! And I can throw in that last word without a hint of irony because I grew up in sweltering south Texas, where both “y’all” and wearing shorts in December are a given. But I’ve spent the majority of my adult life in central Ohio, and nothing makes this San Antonio girl […]

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Fall Activities

Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween

Fall is such a beautiful time in Central Ohio! There are SO many fun festivals, Trunk-or-Treats, pumpkin patches, haunted houses and other themed events, we are bringing you the Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween. Everything is organized into one guide to save you time and keep you in the know! Check out our guide [...]
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Halloween Festivals

Family-Friendly Halloween Haunts & Activities 2017

These Halloween activities are family-friendly and full of fun. If you are wanting the fully spooky (a.k.a. SCARY) experience, check out the list of Haunted Houses and Spooky Trails. Halloween Haunts, Activities and Events: Family Friendly Haunts Haunted Greenhouse Maze at deMonye’s Greenhouse Address: 2500 Airport Drive, Columbus, OH 43219 Indoor fall/Halloween activities Zombie Park […]

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