Columbus Parent Archives

July 2015 Edition

Back to Archived Editions

The Sports Path Less Traveled

Central Ohio offers kids many opportunities to be active. Children can start playing baseball, soccer and basketball as young as 3 years old.

The Drexel Theatre Kid Fest

Many films shown at the Drexel Theatre in Bexley are not kid-oriented, but the nonprofit that runs the historic theater wants little ones to feel welcome.

Motts Military Museum

Much of the new wing of Motts Military Museum focuses on the Vietnam War. Museum founder Warren Motts wanted to make sure his facility recognized those veterans because many, he feels, did not receive a proper reception when they returned home.

Positive Sports Parenting

She was a gifted high school athlete. She enjoyed the benefits of being great at a sport. She often carried her teammates to victory.

Just a spoonful of sugar...

One of the hardest parts about taking care of a sick child is trying to give him or her medicine without getting it knocked away or losing half of it from the spoon.

Puppy Peccadillos

It had been about a year since we said goodbye to Louie, our yellow Lab who didn't quite make it to his 10th birthday. We still talked about him multiple times each week. My kids continued to include him in the preamble of their nighttime prayers: "Thank you for Mommy, Daddy, Liam, Maggie and the puppy dog."

Cut the Cord, Pocket the Cash

I had tears in my eyes when I cut the cord. Cutting cable meant losing The Walking Dead, and darn it, I was really going to miss Daryl. Or was I?

The Cover Story

Our cover kids this month are participants in the Girls on the Run 5K, just as the starting gun went off.

Community farmers markets

It's easier than ever to buy local this summer as most communities host weekly farmers markets. Here is our guide to fresh produce in your community.

Back to Archived Editions