The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Elizabeth Graham's Bloom Designs.

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Tigertree owners Josh and Niki Quinn had a baby this year, and we're all benefitting. The Quinns' obsession with stylish and well-designed apparel, toys and gifts for kids is spawning a new store, Cub Shrub (combining the names for a young tiger and a young tree) just a few storefronts away from Tigertree boutique in the Short North. Cub Shrub goes into the Mac Worthington space, with just under 1,000 square feet of retail space that will be devoted entirely to inventory tailored to children up to 8 years old. Cub Shrub will open in November at 749 N. High St.

Fans of the quirky, Ohio-made gifts curated by Olivera Bratich at Wholly Craft: great news! You're going to start seeing her influence in gift stores and souvenir shops across the state of Ohio thanks to Bratich's newest venture, Handmade Ohio. The wholesale company is dedicated to helping Ohio artisans get their handmade goods stocked on more shelves across the state. Bratich is tapping into the growing demand for Ohio-proud gift items, with a desire to replace made-in-China merchandise with the real deal. Initially, she's representing six brands including Alison Rose, AmyD, Red Giraffe Designs, Stinkybomb Soap and Tulane Road Pottery, with plans to expand. Learn more about them at

Do shopping trips with the kids come saddled with constant begging for new toys and games? Columbus mom Michelle Salsberry feels your pain. Her Quest to Clean Up mobile app was built to teach kids about money concepts by taking shopping moments and turning them into teachable moments. Parents can set age-appropriate tasks and monetary rewards for kids to help them learn to make better buying decisions - and to decide whether wanted purchases are truly worth the effort to require them. The Quest to Clean Up app is available for iPhone in the App Store and Android on Google Play.

Inspired by her love of golf and tennis, Elizabeth Graham created Bloom Designs, a sophisticated, sports-themed stationery line designed for those who still appreciate the power of sending a handwritten note. The Powell graphic designer's original designs and preppy products are a hit with the country club set at golf clubs and tennis shops across the country. Locally, they're available at Brookside Golf & Country Club, Scioto Country Club, Tennis LTD and Worthington Hills Country Club.