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COSI: COLUMBUS OHIO’S CHILDREN’S SCIENCE...
COSI – the Center of Science and Industry – in Columbus, Ohio might sound like some stuffy intellectual university institution, but it’s the...READ MORE
COLUMBUS ZOO – WHAT’S THE HYPE AND HOOPLA...
The zoo. An often controversial, natural amusement park full of exotic animals that sends us – and our children- into a euphoric tizzy. Why do we get so...READ MORE
FIVE REASONS COLUMBUS OHIO SHOULD BE YOUR...
Columbus Ohio. I know. It’s a totally random place to go on a vacation. But hear me out on this one… Everyone goes to the beach, right? That’s probably...READ MORE
MY STRANGE MIDWEST OBSESSION
What does “the Midwest” make you think of? If you’re 21% of the U.S. population that lives in the Midwest, then you might be thinking:...READ MORE
THE INTERNATIONAL MOTHER
I recently met a young woman from Kenya. Let’s call her Halina (which means gentle in Swahili). During our second encounter, the two of us began exchanging...READ MORE
SAN DIEGO ZOO – THE WORLD’S BEST?
When my daughter and I headed to San Diego recently to visit family, I took a quick poll in a few travel blogger communities and asked the question that every...READ MORE
BACKYARD TRAVEL IN BATON ROUGE
So often in life, we overlook what’s right in front of us. We take our backyard for granted. We’re so steeped in day-to-day minutiae that our habits and every...READ MORE
DISNEY WITH TODDLERS: IS IT WORTH IT?
Disney… It’s that magical place we dream of as children . . . and dream of taking our children to as adults. Some parents may avoid it like the plague, but...READ MORE
PLAYING TOUR GUIDE IN NASHVILLE (A PERFECT...
“I want to move to Nashville!” We had barely cleared the threshold of bustling Merchant’s front door when my friend proclaimed her love for my city....READ MORE
CELEBRATING LIFE’S ADVENTURES NEAR AND FAR
Oh hey there! Remember me? It’s been a while! 15 months to be exact… So, what’s the deal? Why did I just suddenly disappear, abandoning this blog, and...READ MORE