Mindbenders, mazes and monarchs

You already know how awesome COSI is, right? There's a reason Parents magazine called it the #1 children's science center in the country. The normal, everyday exhibits and activities at COSI are so great, we often don't even make it to the big featured visiting attractions. Even when we're supposed to. Recently, we were invited to tour and review Mindbender Mansion and Amazing Mazes, a "wonderfully puzzling and utterly addictive experience" that combines "two exhibitions full of brainteasers … [Read more...]

HOOFit at the Columbus Zoo

Who's up for a walk around the zoo?! As I've shared before, I'm trying to walk more and keep track of my steps this year, and one of our favorite places to walk and explore is the Columbus Zoo. Zoe and I would go there every day if we could! So imagine my delight when I learned Ohio Health has partnered with the zoo on the HOOFit walking program to encourage people to get more activity by exploring the zoo. As part of the Hoofit program, you can attend hosted walks at the Columbus Zoo … [Read more...]

See Disney on Ice for free

I am a huge fan of all things Disney and so far Zoe is too, so when I heard Disney on Ice was coming to Columbus, I knew it would be a perfect mommy and daughter date. Their latest show, Treasure Trove, is a medley of all our favorite Disney friends (Mickey, Minnie and the gang) plus favorite princesses from over 50 years as well as other beloved movie characters. Now, I'm happy to share you too can go see Disney on Ice's Treasure Trove show - completely for free - in one of two awesome … [Read more...]

Storming the castle at COSI – and a giveaway

This past weekend, Zoe and I were invited to preview the LEGO Castle Adventure at COSI, the country's #1 children's science center. It was awesome - full of cool LEGO castles, a scary LEGO dungeon, a massive LEGO mama dragon guarding her baby, fun costumes to wear and of course lots of opportunities to build with LEGOs. Zoe loved the exhibit and has wanted to build, build, build ever since. I liked that there were age-appropriate areas for the littlest LEGO builders (they get the biggest … [Read more...]

COSI is big fun for little ones

Did you know Columbus is home to the #1 children's science center in the country according to Parents magazine? On Saturday, Zoe and I were lucky to be invited to a wonderful event for parent bloggers and kids at COSI. Zoe got to spend time exploring littlekidspace, and then we attended a Workshop Sampler that was like a "best of COSI" smorgasborg of fun. Soon after Zoe was born I learned about the toddler haven that is littlekidspace: an entire area dedicated to the four and under set. … [Read more...]

Win tea and treats for Mom

I love tea. You can't be born to British parents and escape the tea habit. So when Crimson Cup and Sugardaddy's asked me if I wanted to check out their new Mother's day gift set, including a Teaze tea infuser, Crimson Cup premium loose-leaf teas, and a pack of Sugardaddy's Brownie Biscotti, you bet I said yes. The package arrived in my mail and blew me away. Any mom would love this great gift! The Teaze tea infuser is a must if you like loose-leaf teas. I got into loose-leaf tea while I was … [Read more...]

The circus is coming

Is there anything as reminiscent of childhood as the circus? I can remember going with my grandfather to the circus in England. It was always such a special occasion. And now the circus is coming to Columbus - the real deal, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus. A new show called Fully Charged is coming to town in a couple of weeks - Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13. We're going to take Zoe. She'll get to see elephants, tigers, and all sorts of other fun, zany and exciting … [Read more...]