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Can We All Just Chill Out

“They are the best of friends, the worst of enemies” was my response when friends and strangers would ask me how my 4 and 2-year-old boys get along. Do you know what I mean? They love each other so much, play together most of the time, and then lose their minds because they need space. […]

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Birthday Parties: When Is It Too Much?

Two Columbus Moms Blog contributors, Helen Bosacki and Aaron Taylor, discussed their take on the all-important birthday party. At home or rent a place? Just family, just friends, or both? Goodie bags or not? The answers to these questions and more are in the following portion of their discussion: What are your initial thoughts on […]

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Grief During the Holidays

Christmas is everything to my family. Growing up it was the one day that I felt unapologetic about the gifts received and the joy it brought. Given that Santa brought them, I knew my parents weren’t burdened by the costs and that they truly enjoyed it as well.  Christmas meant baking Christmas cookies and making […]

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The Gift of Time

Maybe it’s because I’m a habitual procrastinator. Maybe it’s because I don’t enjoy wrapping presents nor the crowded stores. Maybe it’s because I’m tired of cleaning and storing our “stuff.” Whatever the reason, I’ve been giving the gift of experience lately, and I couldn’t be happier.   The benefits, as I see them, about giving […]

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In Defense of Screen Time

In the digital world we live in today, screen time is pretty unavoidable for anyone. Besides TV and movies, we have tablets, iPads, smartphones, video games, computers, and more among our electronic options. We know that extended screen time can have a negative effect, especially on kids. We hear about various studies documenting that screen […]

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Please Stop Asking My Kids to Sell Stuff

Please Stop Asking My Kids to Sell Stuff

Enough. With. The. Fundraisers.  Today, as I picked up my second grader from school, she excitedly told me: “Mom, we had an assembly today to talk about selling things, and if I sell two things, we get to go to Disney World! But it’s a long trip so Daddy would have to take some time […]

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Tips for Creating Your Own Holiday Traditions

Baking cookies. Finding and decorating the perfect Christmas tree. Terrorizing your children with escapades of a deranged elf. These are cherished holiday traditions that families across America partake in. While it’s fun to look back and remember good times, I find even more joy in creating new memories with my family. There are many reasons […]

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