Summer is in full swing and the sounds of kids splashing and playing in the pool remind me how stressful it can be to have your kids at the pool! Last summer we had to hold our girls every time we were in the water and they were scared to try anything on their own, even though we were right there. They wouldn’t let go of us! I told myself there was no way I was going through another summer without them knowing how to swim. Luckily we met the British Swim School.
As adults we spend our days rushing around, going places we don’t like and doing things we don’t want to do. It can be tough to remember that, for our kids, this is an entirely different world. Aaron Sheldon, a Columbus Dads Group member, created Small Steps are Giant leaps to remind parents that everywhere you go, this is a new and exciting world just waiting to be explored. Our job as parents is to act as their mission control to make sure they can explore as much of their new world as possible.
To all the mothers out there we say THANK YOU! I, for one, know I don’t say it enough. Two words that take seconds to say yet mean so much. Mother’s Day is a day where we are reminded that we should say it more often, not just once a year. So many of us are wrapped up in our day-to-day activities that we are lucky to leave the house fully clothed. I know I am guilty of just “getting through the day” sometimes. It’s time we start to cherish the moments we have right in front of us.
We love to read in our house! To highlight our favorite books I’m starting a Children’s Book Highlight here on the blog. Each month I’ll highlight one of our favorite books that we read to our kids. To start off the series we’ll take a closer look at My Name Is Not Isabella: Just How Big Can a Little Girl Dream? by Jennifer Fosberry.
The Columbus Dads Group had the opportunity to attend Daniel Tiger Live thanks to CAPA Columbus. The kids loved the show. Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, Trolley and the rest of the cast kept the kids’ full attention the entire show.
Ryan and his family moved back to Ohio after spending a couple years in New York City. His fantastic experience in the NYC Dads Group drove him to want to start a group in Columbus upon his return. That is just what he did and the group is thriving!