The April issue of Columbus Parent is here and both the print edition and our website are packed with things to do, contests to enter and stories to read and watch.

First, be sure to check out "Circle of Hope," http://www.columbusparent.com/content/topic/2012/04/hot-kingsley.html a multi-media piece that goes with our special-needs coverage. It's the story of the Kingsley family (dad Scott and son Brett are on our cover) and they generously have shared their family's story with us. We hope you'll find their story to be as inspiring as we did.

And then voting has begun in the 2012 Best of Columbus contest http://www.columbusparent.com/content/topic/2012/04/best-of-columbus.html and continues until noon on Monday, April 23rd (that's three weeks of voting, to be exact).We're really have some fun coming up with categories this year (Best Moms' Night Out Destination, Best Gluten-Free Menu, Best Chicken Fingers and more!), so be sure to click in and log your votes!The winners will be unveiled in our June issue.

And finally, nominate the most deserving mom you know to win a "Queen for a Day" closet makeover from California Closets http://www.columbusparent.com/content/topic/2012/04/queen-for-a-day.html. We'll be accepting nominations until noon on Monday, April 16th. One winner's name will be drawn at random and announced in our May issue!