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A High Energy World

Is your kiddo bouncing off walls? Will they literally stop in the middle of doing anything and start doing jumping jacks? Have you thought, “Sports. This kid needs sports,” only to watch him/her start the spin drill and continue to spin because they get caught up in the motion. Do you feel like you say […]

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Why I Date My Kids

Those who know our family well would know that we are relational and that we intently examine the way that each of our five family members extends what we respond to as the “Five Love Languages”.    “You can simply remember that behavioral expressions of love can be divided into physical touch, quality time, acts […]

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What the #Timesup Movement Means to Moms

I’m not one to follow hashtags or modern movements. I agree that there are social injustices in this world, but many of these “campaigns” can be violent and cause a divide between people with an unclear call-to-action. On a late night in January, I found something I could get behind. When scrolling through the channels […]

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Cincinnati & NKY Guide to Preschools

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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Negative Attention Monster: Ideas for Diffusing the Situation

I have often thought that other kids seemed way easier than mine, but I was never openly embarrassed by my daughter’s behavior.  Increasingly this past year, I have often wondered what is wrong with me or what is wrong with my child.  We are pretty no-nonsense when it comes to child-rearing: the wrong choices mean […]

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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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