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The Book Corner {The Ultimate CMB Guide to Children’s Books}

We are HUGE fans of reading, literacy and the written word here at Cincinnati Moms Blog. Over the years, we have compiled a number of book lists consisting of our team favorites. There are so many lists, in fact, we thought it made sense to pull them all together into one post for easy access. Happy […]

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5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider without Flipping Out

5 Easy Steps for Catching and Releasing a Spider Without Flipping Out

Hello, Women of the Internet! This adorable fuzzy creature crawled under my bathroom door the other day, which reminded me that I’ve been meaning to tell you something. People, seriously, you need to quit being freaked out by spiders. This lady, which the Internet tells me is a female Dark Fishing Spider* is among the […]

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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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Literacy Awareness Month – Bringing Literacy Into Your Home

Does the image of Belle walking into the vast library of the Beast’s castle fill you with joy and anticipation?  Me, too! In a world of hashtags, memes, GIFs, the latest Snapchat filter, and 140-character tweets, the art of reading and literacy is sometimes lost on this new generation.  The large bookstore chains I grew […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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You are Doing a Great Job, Mama

  I am pregnant with my third and final baby. Recently, I have spent some time reflecting on how I have grown as a mom over the last five years. For years before I was pregnant with my first, I looked forward to having a child and wanted to be the best mom that I […]

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The Cincinnati Moms Guide to Toddler Enrichment

Disclosure: The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local toddler enrichment offering who sponsored the production of this guide. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms.This guide to Cincinnati toddler enrichment classes is one that you are going to want […]

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Lessons Learned From Childbirth and How I Will Approach it Differently This Last Time

As I’m about to have each child, it seems to be a tradition of mine to look back at my last pregnancy, remember the good times, and think about what I would have done differently. I think that each mom should do what is best for her family, but I will share what has not […]

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I’m a Short-Order Cook A.K.A. MOM

You’ve heard the demands growing up, and I’m pretty sure we’ve all used them a time or two: “Clean your plate! There are kids starving in (Insert Country of Preference Here)!” “Eat your vegetables so you can grow big and strong!” “No dessert if you don’t eat your dinner!” “You’re not leaving this table until […]

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