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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Our New Dentist | Dental Reflections Dublin | 614 Mom

With all of the different schedules, I decided that I wanted to try and keep it simple by finding doctors who can see my entire family.  It makes life easier when we can schedule a few hours at one place instead of driving to multiple places to get the same thing done.

A few weeks ago I switched my family to a new Dentist and I’m really happy that I did.  Dental Reflections Dublin  is only 10-15 minutes from our house, they see kids and adults so I can take my entire family, and they are able to help me get back to back appointments so I only have to go once

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Our Second Little One Gone Too Soon | Mama Monday | 614 Mom

When that second call came, the levels had dropped even more, and they were confirming my worse nightmare, I was having a miscarriage. I was devastated. The days following were filled with so many tears and so much pain. We were beyond sad, beyond hurt and beyond shocked. I would have never imagined after going through a healthy pregnancy with my daughter that I would miscarry with my second pregnancy.

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A Story of Hope and Love Through Organ Donation | Lifeline of Ohio | 614 Mom

“April  was put on the transplant list at age 24, while on the list she got very sick.  April wasn’t living a traditional life as a mom with two young kids, her life was filled with unknowns and real fear.  She would put her kids to bed and then when they were asleep just go in to where they were sleeping just to watch them and study them.  She wanted to remember every single thing about them, memorize every single dimple…”

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Franklin Park Conservatory Children's Garden | Columbus, OH | 614 Mom

Earlier today my son and I headed to one of our favorite places ever - Franklin Park Conservatory. We have had a membership here for years so my son has grown up loving everything from the annual butterfly exhibit to the preschool time and craft time offered throughout the week.  On May 19 the Children's Garden officially opens and after our tour today I know it will be a regular place for our family.  I'm excited to share a sneak peak of the garden with all of you. 

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The Reality of Motherhood While Legally Blind | Mama Monday | 614 Mom

Hello! I am local Columbus mom and teacher. I have two girls; Mae-5 years old and Grace—almost 2 years old. I am like many moms around here, I love to experience Columbus with my kids, husband, and friends. However, I do experience things a bit differently than all of you. I am legally blind with 20 degrees of vision left, while most of you have 180 degrees. It sometimes called, “tunnel vision”. I am unable to see the ground as I walk, therefore I use a mobility cane (or white cane) to get around.

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Movers For Moms® | Columbus, OH | 614 Mom

I remember hearing about Movers For Moms® a few years ago, at a local Touch-a-Truck event and I honestly thought it was a really cool slogan. I had no idea that Movers For Moms is a national campaign to help women all over the country.  Last year I had the chance to learn a little more about the program and what they do, and I’m excited to share the program with you and all the fun details on an event they are hosting Saturday, May 5 in Westerville.

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20 FREE Ways to Practice Self Love

I truly believe that loving ourselves is so important to our mental health.  We must take care of ourselves before we can take care of others and one of the ways we can take care of ourselves is by practicing self love.  It can be as simple as lighting our favorite candle or as fun as riding our bike on our favorite bike path.  I've complied a list of 20 ways you can practice self love FOR FREE!!!

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