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 12/7 – 12/9


Friday, December 7   HOLIDAY MUSIC PERFORMANCE 7 p.m. Farbach-Warner Nature Preserve, 3455 Poole Rd, Colerain Township Get into the holiday spirit with cheery music! The Cincinnati Dulcimer Society and the Colerain High School Chamber Orchestra will be performing festive music. A valid Great Parks of Hamilton County vehicle permit is required to enter the… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 12/7 – 12/9


Friday, December 7   AN OLD KENTUCKY CHRISTMAS Dec. 6 and 7, 5 – 8 p.m.; Dec. 8 and 9, 2 – 8 p.m. 6080 Camp Ernst Road, Burlington Life goes by quickly during the holidays, why not slow down and enjoy your family as if it were the good old days? An Old Kentucky… Read more »

Local Photographer Continues to ‘Give Back’


Dream Session photoshoots can range from children riding on the back of a triceratops to a child encountering a unicorn … or even a mother juggling her responsibilities. The latter of these ideas became Associate Editor Amanda Ciani’s Dream Session. After putting the kids to bed and browsing Say Yes to Jess’s Instagram page (@sayyestojess),… Read more »

Things We Like: Elemental Superfood Bars


As a momma of three busy boys, mornings can become a bit hectic. Three outfits, three breakfasts, three sets of teeth to help brush. Plus myself! Sometimes I am rushing out of the door, searching for one son’s backpack, my left shoe and my keys when I realize … I didn’t feed myself. Many folks… Read more »

Growing Charity in Kids


Want to know how to instill giving in your kids? We gathered up some easy, fun ways you can do just that!

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 11/30 – 12/2


Friday, November 30 KROHN CONSERVATORY TREE LIGHTING 6 p.m. Krohn Conservatory, 1501 Eden Park Dr., Cincinnati Experience the glimmer and shine at Krohn Conservatory at night during this ceremony. The beautiful handmade natural ornaments are created by Krohn Crafters volunteer group. Cost is $7 Adults, $4 children 5-17 years old, Free for children 4 and… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 11/30 – 12/2


Friday, November 30   PIONEER GAMES 6:30 p.m. Scheben Branch- 8899 US-42, Union Unplug and imagine what life was like in the 1800’s. Play games and understand how times have changed.   Call 859-342-2665 or visit bcpl.org for more information   WATER WONDERLAND WITH SCUBA SANTA 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 1 Aquarium Way, Newport… Read more »

Unique Holiday Gift Guide


Inch by inch, they peel back the wrapping paper on a gift chosen just for them. Their face glows and a smile spreads across their entire face. Is there any better feeling than getting the perfect gift for someone you love? Our unique gift guide will help you pick the perfect presents for all of… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 11/16 – 11/18


Friday, November 16   LETTERS TO SANTA, LETTERS FROM SANTA During business hours of several Kenton County businesses, see website for details. Santa’s workshop is really humming this time of year. He is busy checking the naughty and nice list and reading letters from children. Drop off your own letter to Santa at a special… Read more »

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