New Dinsoaur Exhibit at COSI

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COSI has a new exciting exhibit that will captivate the interest of kids and adults alike. The new Dinosaurs: Explore. Escape. Survive. Exhibit is open now through September 5, 2011. This exhibit is free with paid admission to COSI and is part of the Roar & Explore Adventure Getaway in Columbus, Ohio. COSI Dinosaurs: Explore. […]

Chili’s Margarita Madness

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It is Margarita Madness at Chili’s this summer. Nothing is quite as refreshing or tasty during the hot summer like an ice cold margarita. Chili’s offers an impressive 9 margaritas to choose from. It is the perfect treat this summer, there are even “skinny margaritas” for the calorie conscious. My family are regulars to Chili’s. […]

Columbus Ohio Girls Weekend Getaway

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Recently, the AkronOhioMoms bloggers were invited to a Girls’ Weekend Getaway to Columbus, Ohio. I was excited to see the sights as well as be with my fellow bloggers since we honestly don’t know each other well. Unfortunately, Veronica was not able to make it and we missed her being there. Girl’s Night Out is […]

Chef Steph’s Scrumptious Scones Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but I LOVE a good scone.  And, making good ones is a bit of an art.   Scones should be dense, but fluffy on the inside – am I right?! Enter AOM’s girls’ weekend trip in Columbus, and our stop at The Franklin Conservatory.  Inside the Conservatory, they had a neat cafe […]

The Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus Ohio – A Review


Several weeks ago, fellow bloggers Cindy, Jo and I, had a girls’ getaway weekend in Columbus, Ohio. On our last day we stopped by the Franklin Park Conservatory. Honestly, we were all feeling tired as we pulled into the Conservatory’s parking lot. Who knew The Conservatory would so capture our fancy and wake up […]

Barcelona Restaurant & Bar: Upscale Dining in Columbus, Ohio

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Barcelona Restaurant & Bar offers a unique dining experience of authentic Spanish cuisine in the heart of Columbus, Ohio’s German Village. Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner spot in Columbus, or going out with friends and family, Barcelona won’t disappoint. AkronOhioMoms bloggers had the pleasure of visiting Barcelona during our Girls Weekend to […]

Shopping Short North in Columbus, Ohio

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While on our girls weekend, we did a little shopping and browsing at Short North in Columbus, Ohio. This is a fun, artsy place to spend the afternoon in Columbus, Ohio. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind items, antiques, and unique items, this is the place for you. A few stores that we visited included […]

Surly Girl Saloon Review – comfort food made with love, served with a side of sass

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If you love delicious heaping helpings of comfort food made with love and served with a side of sass then you will want to stop into the Surly Girl Saloon.  The Surly Girl Saloon is located in the trendy revamped Short North in Columbus. Cindy, Beth and myself had a delicious lunch here while we were on […]

Renaissance Columbus Ohio Downtown Hotel Review

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For our girls weekend in Columbus, Ohio, we stayed at the Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel. This centrally located upscale hotel is convenient for the tourist or business person traveling to Columbus, Ohio. It is located in the heart of Columbus near  Nationwide Arena, COSI, Convention Center, museums, theaters, and other attractions. It is also a […]

FREE Summer Fun and Learning at the Columbus Art Museum

Beth, Me and Cindy in front of a Dale Chihuly glass sculpture in The Columbus Museum of Art

Going through Art/Design school I have been to quite a few art museums and while I love art it sometimes can feel a bit mundane and cold which is just no fun!  When Cindy, Beth and I were down in Columbus for a “Girls Overnight Getaway” we went to The Columbus Museum of Art for […]

Keepin’ It Radio Benefit Concert in Massillon, Ohio

Following is a guest post from Michelle Rouzzo from The Boy Meets Girl Blog. Keepin’ It Radio is putting on their first concert in Massillon, Ohio on July 21st. This is not JUST a concert, it’s a benefit night to help raise some money for a family who instead of spending the summer with their […]

Earth Fare Akron, Ohio Spicy Bean Burger Recall

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The Earth Fare in Akron, Ohio has recalled their Earth Fare Spicy Bean Burger due to possible salmonella contamination. My family enjoys shopping Earth Fare in Fairlawn, Ohio and have even purchased their veggie burgers. Earth Fare has pulled the product from their shelves and are offering refunds. Only the frozen Earth Fare Spicy Bean […]

LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean Sets Review

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Recently, we explored all that the new LEGO Store in Beachwood, Ohio has to offer. One of the newest LEGO collections is based on the Pirates of the Caribbean movie.  This action-packed movie is a family favorite so we were thrilled to review their new Pirates of the Caribbean LEGO sets for ages 6-12. LEGO […]

Raised Gardening Update: Week 5

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We are now on Week 5 of our Vegetable Garden. There has been a huge change since Week 3. With all the sunshine and rain we have had, our gardens are more than double the size. We are even seeing the first tomatoes and peppers. Below, Elizabeth, my 4 year old is excited to spot […]

Have you visited the Beachwood Place LEGO Store yet?

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Have you visited the new LEGO store at Beachwood Place yet? If not, you are missing out on the most amazing selection and displays of LEGO sets. My kids just started enjoying LEGO toys over the past 6 months. They were so excited to see so many LEGO sets, no store comes remotely close to […]