Columbus Parent Archives

February 2015 Edition

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The Cure for Cabin Fever

Columbus offers a bevy of great kid-friendly activities during the winter season that make it worth the extra effort to venture out.


It would seem that the city of Canton, just two hours northeast of Columbus, has always been a gateway of sorts between present day and progress.

Can You Afford Me Now?

I'm guessing your monthly cellphone bill costs a lot more now than it did when you got your first flip phone back in 1996.

Stay-at-Home Partying for Parents

You used to visit with friends in the evenings. You used to delight in casually choosing from the wonderful variety of dining options the city has to offer. Often, both of these things went hand in hand.

Playing Card Valentines

February is the season for love and valentine crafting! Creating handmade valentines is a fun family activity for a cold winter afternoon.

Grandview Heights

When children in Grandview Heights are old enough to walk to school on their own, parents breathe easier knowing that many moms and dads are looking out for them.

Take It Outside

Lauren Bates knows what can happen when schools intensely focus on preparing children to pass state-mandated tests.

Let's Play School

Imani Hairston Hague marched into the "mock kindergarten" corner of the Columbus Metropolitan Library's Linden branch like she owned the place. In a way, the 4-year-old girl does - along with every other preschooler in the city.

Mimiloshen | Love … for All Seasons!

Ah, February! The shops are packed with hearts and flowers! Cards to all, declaring Valentine wishes of love and caring. But February is the shortest month! What happens to that brightly colored stream of warm feelings and freely expressed emotions? Does it dry up in March?

Dumb Dads

There's a new Pixar movie coming this summer called Inside Out. It's all about the emotions that live inside our minds, and in the trailer for the movie, a mom, dad and daughter sit at the dinner table. The daughter, Riley, is upset about something, and the mom is concerned.

Congenital heart disease and pregnancy

It is vital for a pregnant woman with congenital heart disease to have strong support from a multidisciplinary team experienced with her heart condition and the effect of pregnancy on that condition.

Teen Open Mic Night

Recognizing that many local teenagers had interesting talents but no place to showcase them, the Grandview Heights Public Library staff organized a Teen Open Mic Night last fall.Staff members weren't sure what to expect, said children's librarian Chelsea Weissman.

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It's time for Columbus Parent to begin collecting information for its 2015 Summer Camp Guide. If you run a camp and have not received an email from us about this year's Guide, please go to to share your information with us.

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