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Is Your Playground

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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In the Now

In the Now: Surviving Autism

April was Autism Awareness month. Tons of people were “lighting it up blue,” selling puzzle piece jewelry, posting You Tube videos, and basically doing anything they could to raise awareness. There were controversies posted, there were testimonies posted, there were fundraisers and support groups galore. It was wonderful to watch. It was touching to see. […]

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Off the Beaten Path_

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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5 Parenting Mistakes_

Are You Making These 5 Parenting Mistakes?

As a former high school teacher, I’ve experienced a pretty vast range of behavior, and a lot of what I’ve come across has influenced my own parenting in profound ways. Often, we as parents don’t even realize the subtle influences we are having on our children and the way they handle frustration, rejection, and other […]

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Why I Won't Let My Children Watch Most Disney Movies

Why I Won’t Let My Children Watch Most Disney Movies

I have a real problem with Disney. I genuinely don’t understand how so many people can take their kids to see Disney movies, get excited when Disney movies come out of the “vault,” and spend a ton of money on Disney costumes and toys. 1. First of all, the race issue. Disney can be absolutely […]

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LET YOUR KIDS CELEBRATE

Let Your Kids Enjoy the Arts in Cincinnati

I grew up in a family where art was loved and encouraged. My husband is a Cincinnati native, a graduate of SCPA, and a well-known actor across the greater Cincinnati area. We actually met at Falcon Theatre in Newport, KY! One of our favorite things to do in Cincinnati is to visit the art museum. […]

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