Bonnie Jean Feldkamp Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp is a writer, wife, and mom of three kids whose ages span two decades. Her work has appeared in the New York Times; Brain, Child Magazine; Scary Mommy and more. Her Cincinnati Family mom blog earned Best Overall Blog in the 2017 Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards. Find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @WriterBonnie or on her website at WriterBonnie.com.

Toddlers Are Tough!


Tantrums, defiance, moddiness … it’s all part of being a toddler. He just needs guidance from you.

Look Who’s Talking!


All the gibbering from Baby is going somewhere, believe it or not! Encourage it and help her develop her language.

What It Means to Be An Early Bloomer


Jeannie* was 4 years old when her mom noticed a dark patch developing between her legs. “What did you sit in?” She asked during her bath routine thinking it must be dirt or something from playing in the yard. “Nothing, that’s my fur,” Jeannie replied. What followed after was a series of doctor appointments to… Read more »

On the Move!


“Perfection.” That’s what Chelsea Myers says of baby feet. When her son was born she remembers measuring his whole foot against her thumb. There is just something about baby feet that we all love. Mom Emily Czerwonka says they “make us think of all the miles we’ve walked,” while Sue Duty says she “wonders where… Read more »

Press Repeat: Why Repetition is Smart for Toddlers


There she goes again. Once more down the slide. “After each landing, she squealed with excitement and said ‘do again,’” recalls Rhonda Brown, Ph.D., associate professor of Early Childhood Education, Human Development & Psychology at the University of Cincinnati. She remembers how much her oldest daughter loved the slide at the Countryside YMCA’s pool when… Read more »

Healthier at Home


When someone gets sick at home, take measures to keep the illness away from the rest of you! Take precautions to keep a happy, healthier family.

Time for School, Mom!


Shawna McCowan always wanted to work with Veterans but she wasn’t sure how. McCowen admitted that after high school, “It took me a while to get it together, and I wanted to help. I wanted to be part of the solution.”  She went back to school when her first son was 5, working full time…. Read more »

Decoding Your Child’s Cough


When your child comes down with a cough, there could be many possibilities as to the cause. Here are some tips on what to look for and what to do.

When Divorce is Good for Kids


Divorce is traumatic for the family, yes. But there are times when it is the right thing to do for the sake of the kids.

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