The Little Gym originally opened in 2004, and we recently purchased the business in March 2016. Our sons Max (5) and Nate (2) had such wonderful experiences attending The Little Gym, that we wanted the opportunity to share that experience with as many families as possible. It is such a pleasure to go to work every day and watch the children grow and develop, all with a big smile on their faces! [caption id="attachment_7261" align="aligncenter" width="300"] The Little Gym[/caption] We started our careers as attorneys, but decided that owning a local business would allow us to truly become a part of the community, as well as have...

My husband and I had our first child in July 2013. Our son was born five and a half weeks early and thankfully he only spent 4 days in the NICU. He was (and still is) a tough little cookie! When we were discharged from the hospital, he only weighed 4 pounds 3 ounces; I was so nervous due to how small he was. We named our first child George and ironically, he was born on the exact same day as Prince George (and I promise, we had the name George picked out long before we heard it was in the running for the Prince’s...

My name is Dayana and I work alongside my mom creating stylish and practical handmade aprons for men, women, and kids.  I come from a family of makers.  My mother is a self taught professional seamstress with over 30 years of experience and my dad is a professional handbag and shoe designer with over 36 years of experience designing and sewing fabric and leather. I believe, I was born with an innate desire to create, and I learned most of what I know from my parents. They taught me a love for handmade products and sewing, and using my passion as a stress reliever. I created DayluDesigns in 2013, but it wasn't until 2015, when...

Easton Farmer's Market was created in 2011 to increase awareness of our Ohio Small Farmers, and the importance of sustainability in the community we live, work, and play in. This form of public interaction also creates a social bonding that further ecourages support within the community. Every week, there are featured vendors from around Ohio, live local music, chef demos, and family friendly activities! Our presenting sponsor, EDCI, will also feature a rotating list of their clients showcasing their wares each week. Drink Up Columbus is also sponsoring three Ohio beer tastings throughout the Market season (first one is today-so make sure you're there!) This is the sixth...

Dr. Monique Kademian had been practicing dermatology in Columbus for 7 years before joining the well established group of dermatologists at Northeast Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery in Gahanna. She had always dreamed of having an office in Grandview and this became a reality when Northeast Dermatology wanted to expand. Monique was able to name this location and put her spin on things, making the two locations more like “sister practices”. So, in January of this year, the doors opened at Skin Dermatology and the building is perfect. Perfect in a way that a dermatologist would love! The structure is brand new, and has space for...

After the Zassy's Treasure's Barn Sale, we fell in love with Bee Mine Sunshine and everything they sold. I had to buy a shirt and teething necklace for June--by had to, I mean, how could I not? We showed up to their tent as the sale was closing down, but that didn't matter to them. Marissa and MaryAnne were so kind and took the time to help us find what we needed and we didn't feel rushed--it's like they knew we had an hour to ourselves, away from the kids, and we were going to shop to the very last minute. Right then, we knew...

My family story. How did my family become to be? My husband and I were high school sweethearts. We always got along really well-- we were kind of each other's ying & yang. I can get antsy and stressed and am often high energy, while he's almost always laid back and calm. We just fit really well from the get go, I guess. The proposal was actually during the Super Bowl in 2008 over the phone while I was at a friends house. He was based in Georgia at the time and didn't get to head home too often, and when he was ready to ask, he wasn't waiting, and...

My grandma died. I almost died. My stepmom was diagnosed with throat cancer. My mom had a year full of surgeries and we almost lost her. I know, everyone goes through tough times--and they move on--they heal, and they put those horrible memories in their distant memory. They move them to a spot that is not in the forefront, but in a place where only certain triggers cause the memories to reappear. Well, most people do. Not me. So, after my grandma passed away, I was heartbroken. Like, I really felt like my heart was broken. It hurt...

My name is Sonia LaRue and I am one of the co-owners of Azia Rug Gallery. Azia Rug Gallery was founded originally in Europe by my dad, Bruce Saberi, nearly 50 years ago.  Selling rugs was a way to pay for College and also a way to share his native country’s art with the West.  After receiving a Master’s Degree in Engineering and Math, he went to work for Volkswagen and Audi, but his passion for rugs drove him to pursuit his hobby as a career instead.  He opened up his first rug store in Germany and became very successful, but after I was born, he...

Hello, Columbus families. My name is Joseph Boyden, owner of K9 Changes LLC. We offer dog training, and in home pet care solutions to Hilliard, Upper Arlington, and Dublin. I am a lifetime resident of Columbus. I was born at the Ohio State University hospital on September 15th 1987. I grew up in Upper Arlington, with my parents and 3 siblings. From oldest to youngest Sarah Himelstein, Cliff Boyden, and Peter Boyden. I am the youngest of 4 children of James and Cheryl Boyden. I graduated from Upper Arlington High School in 2006 and Fort Hayes MEC in 2006. Before I was a dog trainer, I had...