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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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Free and Inexpensive Christmas Activities in Columbus, Ohio

Let’s be honest: Christmas comes with a lot of expenses each year. Luckily Columbus is full of budget-friendly activities for the holidays! Save money this holiday season and check out these affordable and free Christmas activities!  Daily Free Christmas Activities Huntington Holiday Train at the Main Library: The beloved Huntington Holiday Train will be back on display […]

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Free Clothing and School Supplies

It’s almost Back-to-School time in Central Ohio and the high cost of school supplies leaves many parents unsure of how they will afford the needed materials. Below you will find a list of local organizations that provide free school supplies and other items for families in need. Many of them require pre-registration. Be sure to […]

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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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Columbus Splash Pads and Fountain Areas

Snacks, sunscreen and splash pads sound like a perfect combination for your Summer bucket list! After reviewing this list, you will be able to visit some pretty fantastic areas to splash and play this summer! Splash Pads have become increasingly popular due to their convenience and easy access for a variety of ages all around […]

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Summer Fun: FREE Daily Bowling for Kids!

Have you heard of the nationwide program where kids get to bowl two free games per day all summer long? If you haven’t signed your kids up for the Kids Bowl Free program, I recommend you register now. It’s super easy and did I mention FREE?! It takes a few minutes to enter your information and […]

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Five Ways to Save This Month

I feel like between October Halloween costumes and candy, Thanksgiving hosting and meal planning, and December holiday food and gift spending, I’m always squeezing our finances tighter than I’d like to. I thought I’d share a few ways we’ve used to save money and keep wiggle room in our budget. Don’t Get Your Oil Changed […]

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