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February 2013 Edition

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The Old Mohawk

The Old Mohawk isn't a place you would automatically think of bringing kids, but it is a good option for families.

Birthday Care

Cassandra Brigdon always faces a dilemma when planning her son Jake's December birthday.

Refinancing by the Numbers

Refinancing a mortgage takes time and patience. But mortgage rates have fallen so low it might just be worth it.

Recycled Owl

This simple owl project is a hoot for the whole family! Chances are the supplies are already on hand, so it's an easy project for a rainy day.

Breaking News

It would take a lot to push me to the point of wanting to walk away from delivering the news but on Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, it nearly happened.

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

When Columbus Parent asked Lisa Radwanski to help us decide if making chocolate-covered strawberries was a kid-friendly project, the Grove City mother happily agreed. Radwanski and her daughters enjoy cooking and often give homemade gifts to friends and family.

What's The Buzz?

Parenting is packed with buzz words that come and go. Let's decipher some of them and figure out if they've got value for you!

Buckeye Pride

I recently took my 5-year-old, Liam, to his first Ohio State basketball game. I didn't know how much he'd care, but Liam was out-of-his-gourd excited.

Teachers Of The Year

Columbus Parent is proud to launch its first Teachers of the Year contest this year.

Finding the Balance Again

In light of the school shooting in Newtown, Conn., parents might be wishing for increased police patrols, armed guards and bullet-proof glass at their children's schools.

Sally Oddi, Cover to Cover

After a disappointing book fair at the Columbus City school where she taught reading, Sally Oddi told some of her colleagues, "We could do better than that."

Family activities in Columbus

There's never a shortage of family-appropriate activities for Columbus families. Here are some of our picks for this month.


The Columbus neighborhood of Clintonville is an ideal place to park the car and explore on foot or by bicycle.

Dear Columbus Parents

I enjoy the ritual of Valentine's Day gifts. They're not the deluge that comes with the December holidays, so they can feel more thoughtful and personal.

Groundhog Day

This Groundhog Day, you can watch the famous flick over…and over…and over!

Twelfth Night

Here's a fun performance to check out: Ohio State's Theatre department is putting on a child-friendly version of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night."

Reading Recovery Program

Trying to help your child become a bookworm? There's a free program this weekend that could help.

Suite Rosa

Celebrate the life of Rosa Parks with the Columbus Jazz Orchestra on Jan. 25 and 26.

MLK Community Celebration

Honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during a Community Celebration on Monday, Jan. 21 at Veteran's Memorial.

MLK Day Open House

While the kids are off school for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, visit the King Arts Complex for an open house.

YWCA Diaper Drive

Looking for a way to help people in need this winter? On Saturday, Jan. 19, the YWCA is hosting a diaper drive at COSI.

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