The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum.

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Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum opened its new, bigger-and-better-than-most-in-the-world location in November. It's gotten international buzz for its collection of 300,000 original cartoons, 2.5 million comic-strip clippings, myriad comic-book serials and much more. You and your child can get a behind-the-scenes, interactive look at the museum and library; tours are tailored for various age groups and interests. Some rules: The museum requires at least three weeks' advance notice of your tour, and kids ages 13 or younger must have one adult per 10 children. Call 614-292-6493 or email for more information on booking a tour….


Although the concept for Sweet Cottontail has been in development for two years, the Columbus-based children's clothing line will launch this month. "We believe that children are very unique and full of life," said Sara Oakley, co-founder of the brand. "We want to keep their innocence just a little longer and keep their style classic and timeless. We feel in the market today it's hard to find timeless children's clothing that's heirloom inspired, which is also made in America." The line's dresses, available in sizes 2/3, 4/5 and 6/7, will debut in New York in March 2014. Locally, the Silver Spoon in Dublin and other boutiques will host Sweet Cottontail trunk shows….


If you need something to wear, check out Winnie & Kat clothing line's new and only Columbus stylist, Laura Bice. Bice, who became a new mother in May, will come to your house for a free hostess party where you and friends can shop the moderately priced knitwear line (perfect for mothers, new or not). Visit