The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent

Inspiring news for and about Central Ohio parents! Got an inspiring tip for our next issue? Send it to jmantey@gmail.comwith Parent Pulse in the subject line.

Rid yourself of wanting to have it all, moms. It's just holding you back. That's the philosophy of The Anti Coaches, a new Columbus organization that aims to help mothers feel "sexy, soulful and powerful." Entrepreneurs Nicholle Gulcur and Sara Diehl started the support program. The new moms plan to streamline their philosophy with resources, parenting methods, guides and counseling on a pressure-free, realistic ideal of parenthood. The team offers a six-week guided program for $250 or al la carte style coaching for $75 per one-hour session. Or, if group settings are more your thing, sign up for the $45 per month membership for group chats and hand-picked gifts. Get more info or sign up for a class (or just take in a little welcome sass) at


Seeing a need for childcare services for single parent and working families in the Upper Arlington community, local entrepreneur Michele Rapp launched the new JR Explorer Club, a drop-off babysitter service. JR Explorer Club offers a pop-up, mobile-sitter service at various play places around the area. Reserve a spot for your child (ages 3+), then grab a little "you time" while your kids are under the care of sitters who are CPR-certified and nationally background checked. For more info, hit up


What began as a fun story for her now 12-year-old daughter, Eirann, Clintonville author Lisa McClatchy's children's book Dear Tyrannosaurus Rex will be featured by Scholastic nationwide in its school book fair program starting this month. "She loved dinosaurs as a young child and would write letters to them inviting them over to our house," said McClatchy, who is currently working on a novel for middle schoolers and two picture books.


The Gateway Film Center and the Ohio State University Nisonger Center have begun showing sensory friendly screenings of movies the second Saturday morning of every month. The movies are newly released or family favorites and shown with reduced sound levels, increased lighting and no previews. Proceeds from the screenings benefit the Nisonger Center, which provides resources and events for individuals with developmental disabilities. No shhh-ing allowed.Go to for more information.