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).

The Boodle Box!


I have three wonderful sons in my life. They are energetic, loud, and loads of fun! However, when I get a chance to spend time with my 9-year-old niece, I enjoy and savor the “girl” time. I also have a blast any time I am able to do some shopping for glitzy, glamorous items! I… Read more »

Baby Picks!


In the past six years, I have been pregnant for 27 months (that is 2 ¼ years of flutters, excitement, great hair, and excruciating back pain), and I have nursed for 47 months (that is 3 ¾ years of bonding, free food, yanking, blebs, and bottle issues). If you do the math, I have been… Read more »

Week 6: Time for Rehearsals!


The Creative Toddlers have been hard at work for the past six weeks of classes. They’ve danced, sang, acted, and, of course, had LOTS of fun. At the end of week five, they were sent home with “scripts,” and this week, we were sent a video link to help the kiddos with their dance at… Read more »

Mom Report: Kinman Farms


October is here — which means families across the TriState are loading into vans and cars to make their annual scrimmages to pumpkin patches. Pumpkins, hayrides, petting zoos, apple cider, rides, photo opps …. there are many criteria from which to judge fall farms. My family loaded into our minivan this past weekend to drive… Read more »

Mermaids and Pirates, Oh My!


Mermaids and Pirates have invaded Newport Aquarium! You have until October 15 to meet playful pirates and view majestic mermaids in their underwater oasis.    I recently took my boys for an afternoon adventure at the Aquarium, and they had a blast. They loved discovering hidden treasure throughout the aquarium, meeting Nova the mermaid, and joking… Read more »

Week 4 at TCT


“I’ll see you in an hour!” A kiss on the forehead and off Luca went to his fourth week of Creative Toddling at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. He readily walked into class, ready to sing and dance and act. It makes me so proud to watch my son feel confident and excited about his… Read more »

Week 2 at The Children’s Theatre


Introducing a toddler or young child to theatre may seem intimidating. Will they sit through the whole show? What if they get a case of the wiggles or giggles? What if they lose interest? The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s MainStage Shows makes it easy for kiddos to fall in love with the big stage by… Read more »

Week One at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati


Mom Reporter Amanda Ciani and her son Luca are checking out a class available through The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and will be providing updates throughout the session on how things are going.  Get the scoop on Week One! When my oldest son holds my youngest son, it actually looks as though he is holding… Read more »

DockATot


Today’s thing I love is sleep, featuring DockATot.  So first, what are the obstacles with sleep once you have a baby?  Well, with an infant, you may feel like good sleep is a distant memory. Your sweet new bundle of joy may be awake at night every two to three hours to eat and get… Read more »

IT’S SEP-STEM-BER!


With school back in session, your children are busy learning something new every day. You can keep the learning going and help cultivate your child’s curiosity by exploring hands-on, educational STEM programs.   STEM based learning focuses on Science-Technology-Engineering- and Math; it opens up your child’s mind to explore what is, and what could be…. Read more »

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