Urgent Care Vs. Emergency Department - Do You Know The Difference?

A few weeks ago my son fell while running full speed and hit the bottom of his face on a piece of wood, there was blood everywhere, a large gash on his chin, and in that moment I realized I had no idea where we should take him.  The Children’s Urgent Care is 5 minutes from us but what if he needs stitches - is that more of an emergency room visit? Or can we still go to urgent care? I called our pediatrician to ask what I probably already should have known, “Is this trip an urgent care trip or an emergency room visit?

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The Part Time Mama | Mama Monday | 614 Mom

Sadly, by the age of 24 I found myself making a the hardest decision.  My marriage was rocky; I was suffering from depression and even attempted suicide.  My perfect life was falling apart and I didn’t know how to hold it together. When I was leaving my ex-husband, I had my car packed with everything my son and I owned.  It was so packed that my son couldn’t fit in the car. And honestly, I didn’t know where I was even going to stay. I begged my then husband to give me a few hours to figure it out and we would meet up so he can give me my son.

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Things You Should Know About Berlin High School ​​​​​​​

It’s August and that means the kids head back to school later this month and for so many families in the Olentangy School District this marks a really exciting time as their new High School is getting ready to open their doors to welcome students for the very first time.  

Olentangy Berlin High School sits on 90 acres of land in the city of Delaware and is simply stunning.  This beautiful state of the art high school is home to the Berlin Bears and will soon be filled with 9th, 10th, and 11th graders.

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7 Tips for Quick, Healthy School Lunches!

“The kids have to eat!  And unless your child buys at school, that means that you’re going to be packing a lot of lunches. In my case, it’s 2 or 3 lunches each weekday, and I don’t even want to think about the math on that for total number of lunches to be packed this year. 

But the good news is, it doesn’t have to be time consuming or stressful or even the same old boring sandwich every day.  Here’s my tips for making it as enjoyable (or at least as painless!) as possible!”

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Why We Choose I9 Sports For Our Kids

After two wonderful seasons I thought I would share a few of the reasons we choose I9 Columbus East as the league best for our child. As you know, I research E V E R Y T H I N G. My view is that if I’m sending my kids somewhere it better be safe, fun, and high quality.  Also, if I’m spending good money on an extracurricular activity I expect good communication, highly organized team, and friendly staff. There are definitely other things I look for depending on the program but those are my initial standards. I9 Columbus East meet and exceeds those standards over and over again.  

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The Newest Social Enterprise Serves Up Delicious Treats For Every Occasion

Last week Fourteen Twenty Nine and I hosted a wonderful date night experience at Coffee Connections where we paired the delicious brownies from Fourteen Twenty Nine with coffee from Coffee Connections along with intentional conversations starters.  Events like these really fill my heart with so much joy because I truly love meeting each and everyone of you and if I can do that while also supporting local businesses it’s EVEN better.

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Spangler Factory Tour with Cost Analysis | 614 Mom

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you know that last week we hopped in the car and drove 2 hours and 48 minutes to the Spangler Candy Factory for a unique day trip.  I had always heard it was in northern Ohio but was never quite adventurous enough to take the trip by myself.  Luckily a friend of mine also wanted to check it out so we decided to make it an adventure and the kids LOVED it.

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Our Favorite Spots for Mother/Son Dates

A little over a year ago I shared a list of awesome mother/daughter date ideas and I’ve been meaning to write this mother/son date list ever since but...life.  So today I’m sharing some of my son’s favorite places to go when it’s just him and I. Spending special one on one time with my kids is so important to me, and now it’s something my kids count on so I have a feeling we will be adding a Volume 2 of this list sooner than later.  

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5 Tips For The Perfect Ice Cream Social with Tillamook Ice Cream

I used Tillamook Ice Cream and it was a huge hit.  I had a few people ask me if this is the same Tillamook that is known for their cheeses and I was happy to report that it is the same Tillamook.  They have a reputation for quality products and are definitely known for their delicious cheese and their ice cream is that same high quality product.  You can find Tillamook Ice Cream locally at Kroger and Walmart SuperCenter.

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Kids Fun Run Events in Columbus Ohio in 2018

Each fun run has it's own special theme which makes it more exciting and fun for the kids - including the Dash for Donation where mascots from all over come and run the race with the kids, or the Frog Jog at the Columbus Zoo.  Take a look at the list below - I've included pricing, dates, time, and if there's extra special stuff I've included that too.  

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Play Group at the Park with 614 Mom | 2018

Join Eryn from 614 Mom and other moms from all over Columbus for a weekly playdate.  Every Tuesday at 10 am we will meet at a local park with our kids to play, explore, and meet new people. The location will change every week so be sure to check the schedule as well as the Facebook event pages.

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The Ultimate Summer Checklist for Columbus Families

Summer is almost here, maybe for you it's already here but either way I'm sure you're looking for some fun things to fill your summer with to keep your kids busy and entertained as well as creating memories as a family and having fun! With help from my 5 year old and my husband (I bet you could guess which ones are his) we've come with what we think is the ultimate summer checklist for families in Columbus.

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Kona Ice Makes House Calls | Columbus, OH | 614 Mom

You guys, I’m about to let you in on a little secret....This will change your world.  Okay, maybe not your entire world but it will definitely change your summer. Kona Ice makes house calls. Yes, you read that right. Kona Ice will come to your house on any random summer day, all you have to do is send a quick text. There is no extra fee, no crowd to fight, just your favorite people in your driveway enjoying a delicious shaved ice treat, and then running back through the sprinklers.  

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