2019 Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide | 614 Mom |

I think we can all agree that the teachers in our lives deserve all the love we can give them especially during Teacher Appreciation Week. Whether it’s a homemade card, a quick gift off of Amazon, or a gift card to a local business the token of appreciation for your child’s teacher will be a welcomed surprise.  I’ve got a great list of fun gifts for the teacher in your life on the blog.

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The Ultimate Columbus Spring Staycation For Families

It’s March which means Spring Break is near (or currently happening depending on which school district you’re in). It’s the perfect time to try new things, experience things that are new, or just visit some tried and true favorites.  I’ve put together my list of must do activities this spring with a little info on each item so that you can decide what’s best for your family.

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My Newest Obsession with Balanced Family Academy

It is important to me that I give my kids the opportunity to try new foods even if I’m not great at cooking them. Which is why I’m so thankful that at my son’s school they offer made from scratch meals throughout the day and even allow us the opportunity to order a meal for our home every Wednesday evening.

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8 Tips For Taking Your Kids To Their First Blue Jackets Game

If you follow 614 Mom on Instagram you know that I recently took my family to their first hockey game! I’ve always been a huge fan of the Columbus Blue Jackets (I used to have season tickets and never missed a game) so I was very excited to take them to their first game! I came prepared to do all the things - get the cotton candy, buy the souvenirs that they would inevitably want, and simply enjoy a fun night of hockey with my family.  

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Thrifting Tips with Volunteers of America and 614 Mom

I get it - our house is full of clothing my kids have outgrown, household items we no longer need, and toys that my kids were given as presents that they never played with.  I’m always trying to find the best organization to donate our gently used items (and sometimes new items) but to be honest it’s been hard to figure out exactly which option is the best.

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Wear Red For Congenital Heart Defect Awareness | 614 Mom

When a doctor came in following the ultrasound and paired the words “heart” and “defect” my body went limp. Honestly, I don’t remember much more from that appointment as I wept in my husband’s arms. Most of what he said felt like a foreign language to me, but after picking myself back up a few weeks later, I set out to educate myself and others.

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Health and Fitness at Balanced Family Academy

One of my favorite things about BFA is how they care about the whole family and the whole body.  As many of you know fitness is a huge part of my life and I’m passionate about creating a love of being active in my kids. BFA gives me so many convenient opportunities to make that happen by providing so many organized activities for every member of our family.  

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5 Ways to Enjoy Kona Ice All Year Round | 614 Mom

Earlier this year I shared all about the Kona Ice House Calls and you guys LOVED it. I had so many messages asking for more information and thanking me for sharing the info, I was tagged in your photos, and Kona Ice had their phone ringing off the hook. Now that we are all bundled up in coats and scarves it’s not as appealing to sit outside in a line to order a large Kona Ice cup with cotton candy flavor but I know you all love Kona just like my family so I wanted to share with you some ways you can still enjoy the treat without freezing.  :-)

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