Author Archive | Erin Herman Eckert

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Get CINvolved: Family Volunteering Opportunities in Cincinnati

Volunteering teaches children the value of self-efficacy, helps foster empathy, and aides them in developing new skills and exploring new interests.  Service activities also encourage civic responsibility and teach the importance of investing in our community and the people who live in it.  Research has shown that volunteering even has physical and mental rewards. Those […]

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I Tried Minimalism For a Year and This is How it Went

It was an idea that had been brewing for a while. Every time I look at my children’s cluttered bedrooms. Whenever I stuffed clean laundry into already overflowing drawers.  Every time I walked into the guest-room-turned-office-turned extra-toy-storage-area. Finally, on a spring afternoon in May, after my children had begged me to play outside with them […]

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Cincinnati & NKY guide to FREE Summer Concerts {2018}

  Anderson – Party on the Plaza Anderson Center South Plaza Thursday (Various Dates – See link above for details) 5:30pm – 9:30pm Anderson – Shazam Series Beech Acres Amphitheater Wednesdays, Juen 6 & 27 and July 18 10-10:45am Ault Park Advisory Music Festival Series June 21, July 19 and August 16 6:00pm – 10:00pm […]

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Cincinnati’s Best Cultural Experiences for Families

Culture Shock When my daughter was about three, she suddenly asked me for chopsticks.  Being that she was adopted from Asia, I was delighted that she was finally showing some interest in her birth culture. I immediately went to the kitchen to retrieve the pink chopsticks I had lovingly purchased with this day in mind. […]

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The Controversial “Disney During the School Year” Decision

I’ll admit it. We take our kids out of school to go Disney. We’ve done it…GASP….MORE THAN ONCE. Of all the parenting decisions I have made, this one, for some reason, seems to promote the most controversy among my circle of mom friends.  Every parenting move has benefits and drawbacks, of course.   Here are a […]

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“Book It” to Panera Bread for Your Next Moms Night In

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Panera Bread. We love the variety of delicious options available on their menu and the ease of delivery and rapid pick that makes life just a little bit easier.My  “book club” just celebrated our ten year anniversary. I use the term “book club” very loosely because, […]

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