Cincinnati Family Magazine

Marvelous Mac and Cheese


Ingredients 4 cups Dried Macaroni 1 whole Egg Beaten 1/4 cup (1/2 Stick Or 4 Tablespoons) Butter 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour 2-1/2 cups Whole Milk 2 teaspoons (heaping) Dry Mustard, More If Desired 1 pound Cheese, Grated 1/2 teaspoon Salt, More To Taste 1/2 teaspoon Seasoned Salt, More To Taste 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper… Read more »

Stop Nagging Kids & Get What You Want!


How to “shift” from being a nag to being a skilled delegate at home! As summer winds down, weary of having all the kids underfoot, you may be tired of  nagging your family to do this or that, getting them to pick up after themselves, help out, etc. Plenty of moms and dads have a… Read more »

Understanding the Common Core: Cincinnati Public Schools Weighs In


A Q&A about the Common Core with Andrea Faulkner, English/Language Arts Curriculum Manager for Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS). 1. Is Ohio combining Ohio standards with the Common Core standards or using the Common Core standards only? Ohio will be using what is being called the Ohio New Learning Standards. These standards are made up of… Read more »

Getting Your Kid into “The Biz”


Professional modeling and acting is not for every child — it takes time, hard work, flexibility, and yes, a thick skin. But the rewards can be great, especially with supportive parents who keep things fun. After patiently posing for the photographer on the floor of the studio, Nathan, this month’s cover kid, allowed us to… Read more »

What’s Happenin’ in the Arts


Fans of every art form imaginable have plenty to look forward to in the coming months — there’s something for every budding musician, dancer, actor and artist! Here’s the scoop on your favorite art spot! ALL-NEW KIDS CLUB  The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati presents a brand-new club just for kids this season! A $25 membership… Read more »

Creative Fun for Kids


Shop and create something of your own all in one imaginative, relaxing place. “Don’t you have that tingly, excited feeling inside?” Tara, the instructor leaned down to open a box of stuffing. “It’s almost finished, and you created it all by yourself!” My friend’s daughter, Jessi, agreed that she was excited as she made her final… Read more »

Check Out Those Baby Blues… (& Browns & Greens)


Your infant’s vision develops pretty quickly: during the first couple months of life his world is a little fuzzy, but he can focus on nearby items and faces. “By 3 months, they’re seeing really well,” says Diana Gilbert, O.D., of the Cincinnati Eye Care Team, adding that by 6 months, babies are following a moving… Read more »

Buy a Duck, Feed a Flock


The annual Rubber Duck Regatta, presented by Dawn and benefitting the Freestore Foodbank, takes place Sunday, Sept. 1 during the P&G Riverfest. About 200,000 rubber ducks will fall from the Purple People Bridge to race along the Ohio River — the winning duck’s owner will receive a 2013 Honda Civic Sedan LX and possibly $1… Read more »

7 Tips to Nip Bullying in the Bud


Bullying is NEVER OK. Unfortunately, it happens a lot more than it used to – with adults AND kids. Lead the way for your kids by being a great influence on them. With the start of school nearing, here are seven tips for preventing bullying from psychotherapist and author Diane Lang (author of Creating Balance and… Read more »

Fun Kid Jokes to Keep’em Smiling


Little kids fall apart with laughter when they share riddles and jokes. Share these with them! Some kids just love to laugh and cut up! Share these fun zingers with them then help them come up with their own! What do you call cheese that’s not yours? Na-Cho Cheese! Why did the shark cross the… Read more »

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