Amanda Hayward Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is editor of this publication. She is from Cincinnati, Ohio, a military wife and mom of two. If you don't see her writing for Cincinnati Family, you'll find her running, juggling kids, teaching group fitness classes and cooking up healthy recipes.

Mom Report: We Love Swim Lessons at the Y!

Swim lessons at the Blue Ash YMCA was the best move for my three-year-old’s water skills and confidence. Here is what happened in just an eight-week session!

What’s Up with Baby’s Gut?

Is it normal for your baby to eat so much and then just explode down there?! Learn more about Baby’s system in order to stop fretting.

Winter Activities with Great Parks

Get outdoors, and get healthy this winter with the family by getting into some interactive, nature-themed activties for everyone!

Peer Pressure Among Kids & Teens

Research shows that kids who have solid, positive relationships with their parents fare much better in the effort to stand up to pressures that come at them in social circles.

Holiday Fun Guide


Mental Health and Kids

Life takes a toll on developing-child brains — is it time for a mental break? Know when to insist on your child taking five and how to help them relax.

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