Columbus Parent Archives

April 2014 Edition

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Springtime Gluten-Free Treats

As the co-owner of Bake Me Happy, a gluten-free bakery, Wendy Miller Pugh knows that a growing number of families are choosing not to eat gluten.


Visitors to downtown Powell can't miss the city's rich history.

Bead Buddies

Beads aren't just for jewelry anymore! Pull together some wooden beads from old jewelry or pick up a new set at any craft supplier for this simple project. With basic supplies, you can create a menagerie of buddies!

The Parent Pulse

Studio Movie Grill, Million Actions for Planet Earth and more.

Of Lice and Little Men

This winter didn't break me when my car's temperature gauge read minus 10. It didn't break me during the three consecutive snow days the first week of February.

The Power of Identification

It's a new season but based on some recent events, a very old and frightening problem is on my mind: child abductions. It's a nightmare scenario that can happen at any time of the year but as we celebrate spring and the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, I really wanted to share with you some great information I discovered and recently reported on 10TV News, in a special "Family Safety" series.

Buckeye Bounce Club

As a longtime gymnast and cheerleader, Trisha Rich Yocum knows how enjoyable keeping fit can be.

Product Pix

Kid-proof garden gloves, fair trade birdhouse and more this month.

What's the Buzz?

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

Getting Started

I need your input. In every issue we publish, we make sure we address concerns that affect families whose children have developmental and/or medical disabilities.

Kids with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Q: My son's 9-year-old friend was recently diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and I'm having a hard time explaining it to my son. What can I tell him to help him understand his friend's behavior?

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