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).

Mermaids Return to Newport

For a limited time only, Mermaids and Pirates return to the Newport Aquarium. Your mini mermaids, and pint-sized pirates will love seeing a “real” life mermaid underwater in the Amazon Tunnel, splashing around in Stingray Hideaway and taking photos with a mermaid at Shark Ray Bay Theatre. Mermaids and Pirates are at the aquarium September… Read more »

Building Memories at Legoland

Do you have a house full of brick heads? Your master builders will love the new LEGOLAND Discovery Center, opening in Columbus, Ohio, on Friday, September 21. There’s an area for every member of the family here. The littlest of builders will enjoy the LEGO DUPLO zone, and Soft Play area while adventure seekers will… Read more »

Bixbee Bags

Reading and writing, arithmetic! Most back-to-school subjects require a book, a notebook or a binder. Even my little first grader has a binder, a folder and an iPad to carry to school each and every day.   Your kids will need a functional and cool backpack to hold all of their important school supplies this… Read more »

Things We Like: Rescue Runts

My kids are at an age where they are starting to ask about getting a family pet. While I am not quite ready to open up our hearts and home to a new pet, I know that when we do, we will be adopting a pet from a shelter. The Rescue Runts is a line… Read more »

Things We Like: Splish, Splash Swim Goggles

It’s a gorgeous sunny day at the pool with your family. The kids are laughing and splashing, and jumping into the pool. Then your child moseys over to you with their dreaded goggles in their hands. This is going to be fun … they need your help getting their goggles back on. You’re going to… Read more »

Summer Roundup

What are your plans for the summer? Splash parks? The pool? Amusement parks? Vacation? Camping out?  Click here to see my recent appearance on FOX19, all about swim safety! A lot of summer plans involve the water, and obviously keeping your kids safe is #1. You might think it’s too late for swim lessons, but… Read more »

Mom Report: Krohn Summer Show

Life moves as fast as heat lightning in the summer sky. The kids are growing like weeds, and while summer break feels like it just started, it simultaneously feels like it is almost over. As parents, we are all chasing the kind of fun memories that the kids will remember when they are grown and… Read more »

Summer Pampering for Mom

In need of some me-time?  Want something just for you?  We’ve got you covered!  In case you missed our “Mom in the Know” Amanda Ciani’s most recent appearance on FOX19, here’s a run-down of all the awesome products she discussed that will help you pamper yourself a little bit this summer. Veíse Beauty Available at… Read more »

Mom Report: Butterfly Release at Blooms & Berries

Since we purchased our home, we have excitedly planted a garden every spring. The kids love getting their hands dirty, and then picking what ends up on our plates, and in their tummies. Each year I get a little more confident in my ability to actually keep plants alive, and our garden ends up getting bigger,… Read more »

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 »

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