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 Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 1/18 – 1/20

Cincinnati Pops: Pops in Space Friday, January 18 DINOSAURS 10:45 a.m. and 1 p.m. Glenwood Gardens, 10397 Springfield Pike, Cincinnati Learn all about prehistoric pals like t-rex, triceratops and other fossilized friends. $2.50 per person + A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the park, see website for more… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 1/18 – 1/20

Traxxas Monster Trucks Friday, January 18 THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME 7:30 p.m. The Carnegie , 1028 Scott Boulevard, Covington Can Quasimodo conquer adversity as he escapes his bell tower during his Parisian adventure? With beautiful tunes like “Out There” and “God Help the Outcasts”, the audience will surely be rooting for the underdog of… Read more »

Two New Family-Friendly Establishments in Cincy

BJ’S RESTAURANT & BREWHOUSEAfter a day of shopping at Rookwood, bring the family to BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse. The kid’s menu aims to please with classic fare like grilled cheese, mac n’ cheese, spaghetti, mini corn dogs, chicken tenders and fries. Top it off with a BJ’s famous Pizookie — a warm, ooey-gooey, fresh-baked cookie… Read more »

New in Florence: Becoming Mom Spa

Expecting mothers in Northern Kentucky can now treat themselves to pampering spa services plus get a peak at their sweet babies with an elective ultrasound.

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 1/11 – 1/13

Martin’s Dream Friday, January 11 ALL ABOUT WINTER 11 a.m. Miami Whitewater Forest Visitor Center , 9001 Mount Hope Road, Harrison Explore this quiet, cold and snowy season with a story time and craft at the park. For children ages 2 -4 years old. $7.50 per child at the door + A valid Great Parks… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 1/11 – 1/13

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Friday, January 11 FREE NINJA WARRIOR 6:30 p.m. BCPL Main Branch, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington Do you have what it takes to be a real ninja warrior? Put yourself to the test with a night of fun and crazy obstacles at the library. Call 859-342-2665 or visit for more… Read more »

New: Village Nutz Donut Shop

Smell that sweet aroma filling the air? Follow your nose – it’s the new Village Nutz Donut Shop in Covington!

Plan Your NKY Weekend 1/4 – 1/6

Friday, January 4 BABY TIME 9:30 a.m. Scheben Branch, 8899 U.S. 42, Union Join your youngster on the floor to explore stories, and songs! For ages birth to 18 months.   Call 859-342-2665 or visit for more information. FAMILY TIME 9:30 a.m. Main Library BCPL, 1786 Burlington Pike, Burlington The youngest library patrons will… Read more »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 1/4 – 1/6

Friday, January 4 PENGUIN DAYS 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens, 3400 Vine Street It may be chilly outside, but many zoo animals are loving the winter weather. Visit the zoo for half price admission and special animal encounters, including the popular penguin parade.   Half price general admission, see website… Read more »

Local Author Pens New Parenting Book

Cincinnati author and homeschool enthusiast Julie Bogart releases The Brave Learner, Finding Everyday Magic in Homeschool, Learning and Life on Tuesday, Feb. 5. A celebration and author signing takes place at Joseph-Beth Booksellers at 7 p.m. Bogart’s book aims to help all parents identify the 12 principles or “superpowers” that harness their children’s natural curiosity,… Read more »

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