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).

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 »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 10/5 -10/7


Friday, October 5 Jedi Academy 7 p.m. Fairfield Community Arts Center – 411 Wessel Drive, Fairfield – 513-867-5348 Calendar – City of Fairfield $10 adults, $7 children Does your young Padawan love sci-fi? This event would be perfect for them! Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and use the power of the force… Read more »

Fall Fest at Neltner’s Farm


Happy October! It is time to sip a pumpkin spice latte and break out your cute boots and plaid shirts. And what harvest season would be complete without pumpkin picking and getting lost with the people you love in a corn maze? Celebrate all things autumn with your family, including pumpkins and corn mazes, during… Read more »

Playmobil Take Along Haunted House


My family absolutely loves Playmobil toys. My family also adores Halloween. When we discovered the Take Along Haunted House by Playmobil, we were all super excited to get building and playing together. Playmobil allows children to work on following directions and using their fine motor skills as they assemble their toy. Once the toy is… Read more »

Soft Surroundings Open in Rookwood Commons


A new storefront is opening Friday, September 28 at 10 a.m. in Rookwood Commons. Soft Surroundings is a luxurious multi-purpose store, perfect for busy moms. The grand opening celebration will be held from 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will include complimentary sweet treats and beauty treatments. Get there early, as the first 100 customers… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 9/28 – 9/30


Friday, September 28 Mermaids and Pirates return to Newport Aquarium All weekend 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1 Aquarium Way, Newport – 1-800-406-3474 Newportaquarium.com The Mermaids and Pirates experience is included with admission. Arrrrrgh you ready to play with pirates and meet a mermaid? Be sure to welcome the mermaids back to the underwater paradise… Read more »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 9/28 – 9/30


Friday, September 28 International Fair Trade Show 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Episcopal Church of the Redeemer 2944 Erie Ave. Cincinnati – 513-321-6700 redeemer-cincy.org Fair Trade and Direct Trade organizations will be selling diverse wares at this fun market show. Browse through unique, handcrafted items that are created ethically; treat yourself and feel good about… Read more »

National Comic Book Day


Bang, Pow, Zap! September 25th is National Comic Book Day.  Encourage your child’s love of literature and sense of adventure when you visit one of these local comic book stores.   Arcadian Comics & Games 1810, 627 Monmouth St., Newport, Ky – 859-291- 5071 http://arcadiancomics.com   Every day is a good day for a comic… Read more »

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