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Tuffy Bean is Missing

No doubt about it — we are in the midst of a reading crisis! Daily headlines remind us of our obsessive anxiety over reading scores and assessments. In all these alarming messages, one word is nowhere to be seen: LOVE! There! I’ve said it!

Notes for a rainy day

My Dad had a favorite saying, “Any day you can talk about is a good day!”
Best Bets

Arts and entertainment for kids

The Beat's (a.k.a Jim Fischer) picks for September.
News to use

The Parent Pulse

Inspiring news for and about Central Ohio parents!
Vitamin Me

Papaw Love

By night No. 3, I was missing my little guy.

2014 Best of Columbus

Parents know best what’s best about Columbus.
Feature articles from past issues
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Family Finance

It Pays Off to Pay Off

The average American family using credit cards is carrying a $15,799 balance, according to the credit-counseling agency Consolidated Credit. The typical Ohioan with student loans graduated with $27,713 in debt. The average new-car loan is $27,000, according to Experian Automotive. The rub: if you're a typical middle-class American with a credit card, a college degree and a car, you're in serious debt, and that isn't even counting the house you live in.
Pediatric HealthSource

Treating appendicitis with antibiotics

For parents wanting to steer clear of surgery, a possible treatment option to discuss with their physician is a regimen of antibiotics that could be a possible alternative to an appendectomy.

Letter from the editor

The August Back-to-School issue is always a monumental undertaking and every year it feels as if we have more story ideas than we have room to publish them. This year was no different, but I also think we struck a really nice balance of interests and information.
Family Finance

Creating a Cushion

Many families have little or no financial cushion — 43 percent of Ohioans have no savings to cover emergencies, and many of those make more than $50,000 a year, according to the Corporation for Enterprise Development.
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