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Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

We all know about the good old lollipop trick that makes the bank run a little more appealing with small children in tow. Did you know, though, that Cincinnati is FULL of hacks that make those poke-your-eyeballs-out boring errands easier with kids? Here are a few of our favorite mom hacks collected over the years […]

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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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Birds and bees: How to talk to your kids about sex

The Birds & Bees: Talking to Your Kids About Sex

“Mom, where do babies come from?” If you are like me, this might be the holy-grail of nerve-wracking parenting questions you know you have to answer at some point. Right up there with questions like “Is there a God?” and “Did you ever smoke pot?” You just don’t want to screw up talking about sex! […]

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placenta encapsulation infection

Why I Did NOT Encapsulate My Placenta

You have probably heard of placenta encapsulation if you are having babies these days. Placenta encapsulation is the practice of preparing your placenta to eat. In case this is all news to you: yes, that’s right: some moms eat a human organ after birth. Clearly placenta encapsulation isn’t for everyone. Yet, when I was pregnant […]

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CMB The Do's & Don'ts of Summer Vacation

The Do’s and Don’ts of Summer Vacation

Congratulations! You made it to another summer vacation! If you are a mom, you probably fall into one of three categories when it comes to mixing parenthood and summer: You are new to the mom scene, and still in the new baby haze, thinking, “What month is it??” You are a working mom thinking, “How am I […]

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CMB OTR Guide

CMB’s Guide to Over-the-Rhine

I am not going to lie; one of my favorite places in Cincinnati to spend a free day is Over-the-Rhine! OTR, as it’s known, has been hugely revitalized in recent years, and has become a hotspot for Cincinnatians, young and old, to enjoy local art, shopping, and fine dining! There just aren’t enough hours in […]

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Mental Health for Kids

Mental Health Days for Kids: Growing Up Balanced

I am the kind of mom who lets my kids play hooky sometimes. Hooky from school, hooky from responsibilities, even hooky from homework sometimes. I mean, everybody needs a little mental vacation from the daily grind, am I right? Growing up is hard work. Going to school each day, is quite literally, the children’s job. […]

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