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).

Haunted Village


The air is crisp, fall leaves crunch underfoot, and the menacing headless horseman’s laughter echoes through the forest! “Muahahahahaha!”  It is once again time for Heritage Village to transform into the Haunted Village! Each historic building takes on a spooky, not scary, new identity. Visit a haunted house, mad scientist’s lab, fortune teller’s lair, witches… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 10/19 – 10/21


Friday, October 19 HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS: HAUNTED TRAIL 7 – 10 p.m. Middleton-Mills Park, 3415 Mills Road – 859-525-7529 kentoncounty.org. $1 admission per person OR donate a non-perishable or personal care item for Be Concerned For one night only, horror lurks within the woods. This quarter-mile trail will be haunted by ghosts, goblins, witches and other… Read more »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 10/19 – 10/21


Friday, October 19 KIDS DAY AT THE PARKS : LEAVES FOR LITTLE FOLK 11 a.m. &  1 p.m Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve / Ellenwood Nature Barn, 3455 Poole Road, Cincinnati- 513-521-7275 greatparks.org $7.50 per child, payable at the door + A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit (see website for pricing) is required to… Read more »

Howl-O-Ween at Great Wolf Lodge


Book a fall family retreat at Great Wolf Lodge just in time for Howl-O-Ween! Be sure to pack the kids costumes for the trick-or-treat trail, spooktacular story time and nightly monster bash dance party. Remember to pack your swimsuits, too, so you can enjoy the award-winning indoor water park. There is so much to do… Read more »

Fall Trips: Visit Fairfield County


This year for Fall Break, I decided my family needed to embark on a little getaway. I wanted to go somewhere completely new to us, somewhere not too far away, but somewhere totally different- a change of scenery. After reading a recent Cincinnati Family Magazine article about traveling with baby (https://bit.ly/2ITH16w )I decided to look into… Read more »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 10/12 – 10/14


Friday, October 12   Haunted Farms at Heritage Village 6 – 10 p.m. Heritage Village – 11450 Lebanon Road, Cincinnati https://www.heritagevillagecincinnati.org/haunted_village.aspx $10 per person, museum members and free for 2 and under Encounter a fortune teller, a witch, mad scientist and headless horseman or even walk through a haunted cemetery … if you dare. This… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 10/12 – 10/14


Friday, October 12   Newport Aquarium Mermaid Overnight Friday, 7:30 p.m. 1 Aquarium Way, Newport – 1-800-406-3474 Newportaquarium.com $49.99 general admission, $40.00 season passholder Embark on a journey to a magical underwater mermaid world at Newport Aquarium. The evening will include a pizza party, mermaid appearances, animal encounters and a mermaid tale before bedtime. The… Read more »

Best of Fort Thomas


Love Fort Thomas? So do we, so we rounded up some of our favorite sweet spots around town. BEST NEW CRAFT SHOP: JUST SEW Three generations of sewers joined together to create something beautiful, and no, not a quilt this time, but an amazing family storefront to sell fabrics and help others tap into their… Read more »

LEGOLAND Discovery Center


Build memories brick by brick with your family at the brand new LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Columbus, Ohio. This center is a brick head’s dream come true with an Ohio Miniland display, a variety of building stations, an indoor play center, 2 feature rides, 3 films at the 4D Theatre, an interactive LEGO Factory tour… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 10/5 – 10/7


Friday, October 5 Kinman Farms 12th Annual Fall Fest Fridays 12 – 10 p.m., Saturdays 10 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sundays 12 – 7 p.m. 4175 Burlington Pike, Burlington – 859-689-2682 http://kinmanfarm.com/fall-fest/ New this year, you can join Kinman Farms for their Fall Fest on Friday nights! Take a ride on the Great Pumpkin Express… Read more »

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