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Playground and Parks Roundup

The Findlay area has wonderful nature preserves, parks, and playgrounds with activities that families can enjoy all year round. Find new adventures with your...

YMCA’s Mighty Jungle Camp Teaches Self-Growth

The YMCA is getting wild. Children ages 5 through 13 are invited to come play, run and make friends at The Mighty Jungle Camp at...

5 Holiday Survival Tips for Divorced Parents

Many people find this time of the year to be more stressful, because they are busy trying to fit in so much around the...

Tips to Support an Anxious Child

Anxiety is a feeling of unease or nervousness that often goes along with an upcoming event or something with an uncertain outcome. This feeling...

Baby on a Budget: Save a Bundle

Congratulations! You either have a new bundle of joy or will bring one home soon. Having a baby is such an exciting time, but...

A Nightmare on My Street

Photo by Bee Felten-Leidel on Unsplash Lights illuminated our house, ten bags of candy brimmed a colossal bowl and my husband donned a Doctor Who costume. Since there...

30 Easy Ways To Reduce, Reuse And Recycle On Earth Day

Every year on April 22 my family celebrates Earth Day along with millions of families around the world. Started in 1970, Earth Day encourages...

Move Out & Move In

My oldest daughter is going away to college for the first time this fall. She’s not the first child to ever go away and won’t be the last. She is mine, however, and we have been planning this with all the precision and high-level communications of a military operation.

Baby You Can (Maybe) Drive My Car

Family Planet: Baby You Can (Maybe) Drive My Car

Smotherhood, Thy Name is Beverly

I am Beverly Goldberg. If you aren’t familiar with that name, you need to catch “The Goldbergs” television show. It is based on the family of creator Adam F. Goldberg. While all the characters have their funny and poignant moments, the heart of the show is Adam’s mother, Beverly.

Those Were the Days

Life before the internet.


Celebrating a big milestone.