Amanda Ciani Amanda Ciani

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her blog (haikuciani.com) and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

Summer Roundup


What are your plans for the summer? Splash parks? The pool? Amusement parks? Vacation? Camping out?  Click here to see my recent appearance on FOX19, all about swim safety! A lot of summer plans involve the water, and obviously keeping your kids safe is #1. You might think it’s too late for swim lessons, but… Read more »

Mom Report: Krohn Summer Show


Life moves as fast as heat lightning in the summer sky. The kids are growing like weeds, and while summer break feels like it just started, it simultaneously feels like it is almost over. As parents, we are all chasing the kind of fun memories that the kids will remember when they are grown and… Read more »

Summer Pampering for Mom


In need of some me-time?  Want something just for you?  We’ve got you covered!  In case you missed our “Mom in the Know” Amanda Ciani’s most recent appearance on FOX19, here’s a run-down of all the awesome products she discussed that will help you pamper yourself a little bit this summer. Veíse Beauty Available at… Read more »

Mom Report: Butterfly Release at Blooms & Berries


Since we purchased our home, we have excitedly planted a garden every spring. The kids love getting their hands dirty, and then picking what ends up on our plates, and in their tummies. Each year I get a little more confident in my ability to actually keep plants alive, and our garden ends up getting bigger,… Read more »

Mom Report: Gatlinburg!


One of my favorite family vacation destinations, only about five hours from Cincinnati, is the Great Smoky Mountains. Between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, there is so much to do for your whole crew. Check out this list of my family’s favorite smoky mountain activities, and be sure to comment about your family’s favorite Smokey mountain… Read more »

Abiie Huggs Baby Carrier


This summer has been a scorcher! My 16-month-old momma’s boy has been connected to my hip, which leaves me sweaty, and my hands full. I’ve been on the market for a lightweight baby carrier to free up my hands; and when I saw the Abiie Huggs carrier, I knew I had to check it out…. Read more »

Stuff-n’-Sit (plus a giveaway!)


At least twice a year, my boys and I comb through their toys to decide what they would like to donate to local organizations like Brighton Center. It is a great way to teach my boys that “stuff” can come and go, but actions and kindness always make a lasting impact. We sort through their… Read more »

Mom Report: Franklin Park


Step into a whimsical forest of discovery at Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden’s newest feature, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Children’s Garden. From the moment kids enter the two-acre garden through the children’s special forest archway, they are swept away to an enchanted world. All of your child’s senses will be delighted by the lush local… Read more »

Gifts for Dad


My husband is one of those men who has everything he wants, and needs. I struggle to find my husband gifts for his birthday, our anniversary, and other holidays. My go-to gifts are typically related to his favorite sports teams, his job (he is a teacher), or our shared TV and music interests. He has… Read more »

Mom Report: Peanuts Celebration at Kings Island


Through June 17, Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang are coming to life at Kings Island! The Peanuts Celebration will have guests feeling like they stepped into one of the comic strip pages of Charles M. Schulz with Peanuts Gang character appearances, photo opportunities throughout the park, delicious themed treats, and live shows! Be sure… Read more »

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