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).

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 »

Give the Gift of Experiences


Think outside the box and get your birthday child (and maybe Dad too — hint, hint) something to build memories on.

As Seen On TV


As seen on FOX19 recently, here are the must have items for summer, according to our “Mom in the Know,” Amanda Ciani! http://m.fox19.com/clip/14349033/traveling-with-kids-made-easier   Jeep® by Delta Children Metro Plus Stroller ($110— on sale now for $88!!!) Whether it’s a trip exploring or hitting the city sidewalks, this full-size stroller delivers ·The highest quality tech… Read more »

Mom Report: Sharon Woods


The Adventure Station indoor playground at Sharon Woods is definitely named appropriately. There are many adventures to be had at this two-story tall playground. Kids can explore a cave and giant bird nest, zoom down three slides, and climb a tree. Once upstairs, kids will find themselves transported back in time to the 1800’s as… Read more »

Motherhood Out Loud


Every mother deserves a night out, and I have the perfect idea for a mom’s outing that will leave you and your girlfriends laughing until you cry!   Motherhood Out Loud is a production currently being performed at the Carnegie theatre in Covington. The show follows the complete journey of motherhood with all of its… Read more »

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