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Am I Being “Too Honest” with My Kid?

The other night on the drive home, my little one asked if we could play “Knock Knock” jokes. I said sure. So, we took turns. She’s seven, so hers were pretty terrible, but I amused her nonetheless. I took some time on each of mine. I was pretty proud of them! 😉 Here are some […]

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A Dream in Progress

February is Black History Month and I’ve recently been reflecting on the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It brings to the forefront some of my fears and dreams for my daughter that I have been feeling this past year. While the color of my skin is white, my family has skin of color. […]

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Oh the Places They’ll Go: Your Guide to Cincinnati Preschools {2017}

Disclosure: This guide has been created for you with the support of the featured businesses below. We are grateful for their assistance in helping us provide this resource for Cincinnati families.Choosing the right school for your family can be a daunting task, but if there is one thing we learned while putting together this guide… […]

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No No, Nana

No no, Nana!

Have any of you ever had to deal with a grandparent who refused (or still refuses) to do what you – as the parent – asked of them? We do. When our daughter was still small, I made it clear to all of the family that they would follow our rules, or they would not […]

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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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If You Think Having an “Early Bike-Rider” is a Good Idea

So, here’s a parenting bandwagon I jumped on: balance bikes. If you haven’t seen these around the playground, they’re tiny bikes with no pedals. A kid can use a balance bike much like a push toy, starting with a walk. Soon, the “balance” part will kick in. The rider, not yet old enough to thoroughly […]

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