The Parent Pulse

Staff Writer
Columbus Parent
Paper Moon Art Studio

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Looking for new ways to bolster your little one's creativity? Head over toPaper Moon Art Studio, which recently opened in Clintonville. Paper Moon offers art classes for children ages 18 months and older, including toddler, homeschool and after-school sessions. And you'll want to check out themed Family Nights every second Saturday and peruse the art-filled birthday party packages, too. Paper Moon Art Studio is located at 4145 N. High St. For more information, go to

Yoga can be a fun, low-impact way to keep kids' bodies moving, and a new yoga studio in Bexley opened by mothers Amy Lee and Nikki Bundy was designed to make yogis of any age feel right at home. Alongside a schedule of traditional classes,Bexley Yogaoffers regular classes for children ages 4-11 on Sunday and Monday afternoons as well as a Thursday afternoon class designed specifically for teens. For moms-to-be, a periodic prenatal yoga series help strengthen the body while accommodating growing bellies. Bexley Yoga is located at 547 S. Drexel Ave. Find class schedules and pricing at

Still mourning the loss of the Clintonville Community Market? You'll definitely want to check outClintonville Natural Foods, a new endeavor from the owner of Portia's Café. The health food shop at 4398 Indianola Ave. sells vegan, gluten-free and non-GMO products and features an extensive bulk spice and herb selection. Portia Yiamouyiannis' eponymous cafe has become a local destination for delicious raw and vegan fare, and Clintonville Natural Foods is located just a few storefronts away.

Mother's Day is right around the corner- and that means all you moms should definitely treat yourself to a little something at this year'sCraftin' Outlaws Spring Fling! The spring installment of the popular alternative craft fair is a more intimate version of the holiday extravaganza, featuring a curated selection of modern arts-and-crafts vendors at the High Line Car House, 550 S. High St. Watch for vendors selling everything from jewelry to screen-printed apparel to original artwork to locally produced bath and body products.