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 9/21 – 9/23


Friday, September 21   KINGS ISLAND HALLOWEEN HAUNT Fridays, 6 p.m. – 1 a.m. Saturdays, 7 p.m. – 1 a.m.  6300 Kings Island Drive, Kings Mills http://visitkingsisland.com Buy online and save! Friday Haunt online price: $31.99, Saturday online price: $46.99, Junior/Senior Saturday price: $32.99   Join Kings Island for the opening weekend of Halloween Haunt… Read more »

Plan Your NKY Weekend 9/21 – 9/23


Friday, September 21 Northern Kentucky University Haile Planetarium Shows Friday, 6 p.m. “One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure” (recommended for children ages 4 through 3rd grade) 7:30 p.m. “Sunstruck” “Solar Quest” and a night sky tour (recommended for grades 4 and up) 409 Natural Science Center, Highland Heights https://inside.nku.edu/artsci/departments/pget/planetarium/calendar.html – 859-572-5309 Did you know… Read more »

Downtown Mom’s Day Out


Shake up your boring, routine night out with gal pals and a more unique experience. Here are three luxurious ladies’ excursions to check out: Cherbourg Cyprus Window shopping and walking from here to there on your day downtown is sure to work up your appetite. There is a great new gluten- and nut-free bakery in… Read more »

STEAM Kits


Get your kids excited about STEAM learning with a super fun kit! This week, my boys and I dug into a rocking gem excavation science kit from Discovery Toys. They loved pretending to be archaeologist and paleontologists. They really enjoyed using a mallet and chisel to dig for gems. It was great to have a… Read more »

Plan Your Kentucky Weekend 9/14-9/16


Friday, September 14 Country Pumpkins Fall Festival Friday, 2 – 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, 12 – 5 p.m. Country Pumpkins Farm 1835 Sherman Mount Zion Road, Dry Ridge http://Countrypumpkins.com  859-905-9656 Feeling like it’s time for some fall fun? Head to Country Pumpkins Farm for u-pick pumpkins, hayrides, barrel train rides,… Read more »

Plan Your Cincy Weekend 9/14-9/16


 Friday, September 14 The Wizard of Oz Frisch Marionette’s Performance Friday, September 14, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Saturday, September 15, 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. & 2 – 3 p.m. Sunday, September 16, 2 – 3 p.m., 4 – 5 p.m.   Showcase Stage at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati 4015 Red Bank Road,… Read more »

Love the Cov


FAVE BREAKFAST: LIL’S BAGELS Located discreetly along the side of a building is Lil’s Bagels adorable walk-up “windough.” You’ll love their bagel, egg and cheese sandwiches — the kids’ll love the chocolate chip bagels. Yum! Lil’s Bagels is located at 308 Greenup St., Covington. Call 859-412-6922 or visit lilsbagels.com. FAVE SWEETS SHOP: CREMA & CO…. Read more »

Mimish Sleep N’ Pack


Back to school means making lots of new friends! One of my favorite memories from childhood is all of the sleepovers I had with my best school buddies. The Mimish Sleep N’ Pack is an overnighters best friend. You can pack your PJ’s, toothbrush and toothpaste, and even a book for bedtime in one of… Read more »

Plan your Cincy Weekend 9/7 – 9/9


Friday, September 7 Free Friday’s at Red Balloon Café  4 – 8 p.m. Purchase a kids meals, and your little one plays for free at the Red Balloon Cafe and Play Center! Start your weekend off right. 6200 Montgomery Road Cincinnati, Oh www.redballooncafe.com   Saturday, September 8  Greater Cincinnati Twin Sale  8:30 a.m. Stock up… Read more »

Plan Your Kentucky Weekend 9/7 – 9/9


  Stargazing at Boone County Public Library Friday, September 7, 8 p.m. 71786 Burlington Pike Burlington, Ky Join the Cincinnati Observatory to learn about the cosmos and use their telescopes to take a closer look at the moon, planets and stars. *weather permitting* www.bcpl.org   Mainstrasse Oktoberfest Friday September 7, 5 – 11 p.m. Saturday… Read more »

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