Pura Stainless Steel Baby Bottles and Sippy

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With the alarming findings on BPA and Estrogen in plastics, moms with babies have little choice when it comes to feeding their babies, until now. Pura now offers stainless steel bottles that are toxin free. They are 100% BPA-free, 100% phthalate-free, 100% petroleum free, and 100% PVC-free. Stainless Steel Baby Bottles and Sippy Now moms […]

Tea Collection – Clothing for Kids


I am always on the look out for unique, hip, clothing for my girls.  I like to find kids outfits that aren’t what everyone else is wearing and that are still somewhat mindful of the pocket book.  Recently, I found the on-line catalog of Tea Collection, and quickly fell in love with their funky prints and […]

Fit Soul, Fit Body – 9 Keys to a Healthier, Happier You – A Review

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Could you benefit from the ability to accomplish more at work, lose unwanted weight, have more energy, wake refreshed after a great night of sleep, or experience greater fulfillment in all that you do?  If you are like me, you answered “Yes!” to at least one of those questions (ok, maybe more!).  Fit Soul, Fit […]

Zoombezi Bay Water Park and More in Columbus, Ohio

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Zoombezi Bay is a 22.7 acre water park located in the Columbus Zoo. Both are part of the Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway in Columbus, Ohio that my family recently had the chance to experience. All you have to say is “Water Park” and my kids squeal with delight! Zoombezi Bay was a huge family […]

Are Self-Check-Out Lines on the way out?


I saw this today: Major grocer getting rid of self-checkout lanes a human interest story on MSNBC.  My first thought – are people stealing? Not the case!  Pulling a quote from the article from Albertson’s (an out west grocery chain) Christine Wilcox: “We just want the opportunity to talk to customers more…That’s the driving motivation.” […]

AkronOhioMoms Cindy Orley Talks About Daily Deals on WEWS 5

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Tonight, my kids and I were on WEWS 5.  My kids were so excited to see themselves on TV. When explaining that they would be on TV tonight, Elizabeth was so confused. She didn’t know where she had to go to be on TV. I tried to explain that it was already recorded like when […]

Simple Summertime Fare – Fabulous Meals in Minutes!


During  the summer months, my family (like yours no doubt), is busy soaking up as much fun in the sun as we can.  I still want our family to eat healthy, yummy food, but I sure don’t want to be tied down to the kitchen for long!  My solution is pulling out the family favs […]

Practical Advice for Raising Responsible Children – Love and Logic Institute’s “Speed-E Solutions” MP3 Downloads


I have long been a fan of the Love and Logic Institute’s child rearing philosophy.  But to be honest, I’m far from perfect at consistently using it with my girls.  With it being summer, and our having more “together” time than during the school year, I knew I had to do something to help us all have a fun, […]

Drury Inn & Suites Review

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The Roar and Explore Adventure Getaway in Columbus, Ohio comes with a 2 night stay. We stayed their preferred Drury Inn & Suites. If you’ve never stayed at a Drury Inn, you my not fully understand their slogan, “the extras aren’t extra”. Read on and be impressed! As a parent, I can see why Drury […]

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 AkronOhioMoms.com 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 […]