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Zika: Family Planning and Your Winter Vacation

Disclaimer: The information in this blog post is based on the research of one local mom with the goal of staying informed on a serious topic. As always, if you have questions about topics related to medicine, we encourage you to engage with your health care provider.Public Service Announcement from one mom to another: If […]

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Cincinnati Oddities

It’s true, most people in the world don’t say, “Hey, let’s vacation in Cincinnati.” But those people are missing out. Cincinnati is full of all sorts of little oddities just waiting to be discovered. Here are a few surprises I came across (that nobody told me about!) during my first adventures in Cincinnati.  Surprising Architecture […]

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10 Things I Mastered as a Teacher that Help Me to Be a Better Parent

There are many things I learned about the world during my tenure as a teacher. But I never realized how much teaching would impact my parenting. Here are 10 things I learned as a teacher that have made me a better parent: 1. Saying “no” to your kids will probably end in tears. Maybe even […]

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5 Places to Picnic (Off the Beaten Path) in Cincinnati

1. Fernbank Park (West Side) I’ve talked to West Siders who haven’t even been to this amazing park nestled next to the Ohio River. Walking Paths, picturesque view of the Ohio, an awesome and shaded playground, picnic tables, what’s not to love here? 1.2 mile paved trail, 1 mile Sycamore nature trail, and access to […]

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Scalding Metal Swings and Splintery Seesaws: Is Your Park Dangerous Enough?

Metal swings that burned pudgy little thighs. Monkey bars that were way too high. Wooden blocks climbing to the sky, full of splinters, chewed gum, and who knows what else lodged in their crevices. Actual tire swings with chain links perfect for little fingers to get caught in. Wooden seesaws where if you jumped off, […]

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Off the Beaten Path Adult Lessons: Why Should Kids Have All The Fun?

As parents, most of us run from one extracurricular to the next, be it sports, music, art, dance… But why should our kids have all the fun? Here are some great places in Cincinnati where adults can learn a new skill, meet new friends, and let off some steam! 1. Irish Step Dancing: Erickson Academy […]

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