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: OMNIMAX


A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away … I was gainfully employed by Cincinnati Museum Center as the Manager of Youth Programs. I left the job to start my family, but I look back and cherish the time I spent at the museum, and I still call many of my former co-workers… Read more »

Mom Report: Contemporary Arts Center


Surrounded by Art Inspiration comes easy With my masterpiece After being hunkered down all week, my son and I felt the need to break free of our cabin fever. After looking into our Saturday options, I found something that met all of my criteria … Something we hadn’t done in a while, something enriching, something active, and… Read more »

Mom Report: Story Time at Cincinnati Museum Center


Time for story time: Turn the pages of the book, Then we dance and sing! Are you looking to get out of the house and have some fun with your little ones? Head on over to Cincinnati Museum Center’s weekly story tree time on Wednesdays! Tree time begins at 11am with a story. The book read when we… Read more »

Mom Report: Festival of Lights


I cherish memories of visiting the Festival of Lights with my family from when I was a little girl. Now, I look forward to taking my own kids every single year! There is nothing better in the world than seeing your child’s eyes light up with pure, unfiltered excitement. The Festival of Lights at Cincinnati… Read more »

Mom Report: Holiday Junction


Snow covered railway, Trains filled with toys chug right on, Santa is waiting. When you can visit a destination monthly, or even weekly without it getting stale, you know there’s something special about it. That is how my family feels about the Cincinnati Museum Center. We definitely make good use of our memberships. If it… Read more »

Mom Report: The North Pole Express


The North Pole Express, Elves singing, Santa awaits, It’s full steam ahead! Click clack along the tracks. Hop aboard the North Pole Express and be transported to Santa’s Village on the LM&M railroad! My son Dominic and I recently enjoyed a Mommy-Son date train ride together. He got all decked out with a button down… Read more »

Scuba Santa Has Arrived!


As a shark swims by, Santa asks, “Have you been good?” You answer, “Of course!” Every visit to the Newport Aquarium is filled with wonder, intrigue and awe! You can pet a starfish, walk through a tunnel surrounded by sharks, rays and a friendly loggerhead turtle. You may also find yourself inches away from 14-foot-long… Read more »

Prepping Kids for Surgery


It can be tough for kids to have surgery. Let our age-by-age guide plus tips from local experts help you help your child if he’s facing an operation.

All the World’s a Stage!


OH, THE IRONY OF IT ALL! She’s quiet and shy, but once she gets on that stage, her timidity — POOF! — disappears.

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