Cincinnati Family Magazine

Popular Baby Names of 2013 (So Far!)


Whatever happened to names like Susan and Karen and Johnny and Bobby?! Clearly parents today want their kids to be UNIQUELY named! What’s in a baby’s name? Quite a lot or quite a little … Today celebrities seem to go out of their way to give their offspring unique monikers like North West or Blue… Read more »

Kangaroo Care Helps Preemies


Kangaroo Care benefits preemies developmentally according to new work out from a leading KC advocate. New information out by a leading researcher on “Kangaroo Care” (KC) — the skin-to-skin, chest-to-chest touching between mother and baby — shows developmental benefits for preterm infants in hospital care. Susan Ludington-Hoe, RN, author of The Best You Can Do to… Read more »

Help! Messy Kids’ Rooms Solutions


Messy, messy kids’ rooms and what to do to keep from going out of your mind!   Everything’s everywhere and by the way, if I step on those Legos one more time! Sigh. It’s time to get serious about keeping kid items in their places! Get started with: THE STICKER SYSTEM 1) Starting with a budget… Read more »

Lighter Skillet Beef & Vegetables


What You’ll Need 3/4 pound extra lean ground beef 1 medium onion, chopped (about 1/2 cup) 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves, crushed 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can (10 1/2 ounces) Campbell’s® Fat Free Beef Gravy 1 package (about 9 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables 1 1/2 cups rotini pasta, cooked according to… Read more »

Watchful Waiting: New Ear Tube Guidelines


Nearly 670,000 ear tube surgeries are done on children under age 15 annually. It is the most common outpatient surgery performed on kids in the U.S., says the National Center for Health Statistics. By age 3, nearly one in 15 kids have received tubes. It’s called “watchful waiting,” and it’s a new guideline for doctors… Read more »

Top 10 Attractions


We checked out favorite local spots—indoors and out—to give you the low-down on where to take the kids (for a reasonable price)!

Babies & Jaundice


That yellow tint to your newborn’s skin looks weird, but it’s actually a very manageable condition.

Desserts for the Fourth


Food on the Fourth can run the gamut, and don’t forget dessert! Here are four festive — and tasty! — options. American Flag Cake Ingredients: 4 cups fresh strawberries, divided 1-1/2 cups boiling water 2 packages any red flavored gelatin Ice cubes 1 cup cold water 1 package prepared pound cake, cut into 10 slices… Read more »

Marvelous Marinade


One of the best things about summer is puffing up the grill. Here’s a great marinade good for any of your favorite cuts of beef. Ingredients:1/4 cup olive oil1/4 cup red wine vinegar1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce1/4 cup soy sauce2 teaspoons Dijon mustard2 teaspoons fresh minced garlicsalt and pepper to taste Directions:Whisk all ingredients in a… Read more »

Paper Rocket Fireworks


Decorate for your July 4th party with these cute rocket fireworks! What You NeedToilet Paper Rollor Paper Towel RollFestive NapkinGlue StickScissorsRed/Blue/Black PaperSkewerTapeFestive Garland What You Do Grab a festive napkin from your party supplies. Unfold it and lay it on the table flat and upside down. Set your roll down on it to the edge…. Read more »

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