Cincinnati Family Magazine

A-choo! It’s sneezin’ Season


Be prepared for runny noses and itchy eyes! Seasonal allergies getting your child down? Join the club! Allergies are a reaction that begins in the immune system, says John Seyerle, M.D., an allergist with Allergy & Asthma Care, Inc. Seyerle says that while our immune systems are designed to protect us from infection, an allergic… Read more »

Happy Mother’s Day!


Celebrate on Sunday, May 12 around town: Treat Mom to a tasty brunch with family and friends at the Winton Woods Mill Race Banquet Center (1515 West Sharon Road). RSVP to 513-825-6467 or greatparks.org for the 10 a.m. or 12 p.m. May 12 servings. Cost is $16.25 adults, $8 ages 2 – 12; free for… Read more »

Birthday Party Etiquette


Who to invite? Open the presents or not? What about those pesky favors? Decisions, decisions! Navigating the world of children’s birthday parties is overwhelming! Do I have to invite my child’s entire classroom? Are Evite invitations rude, too easy or just right? Is $25 too much to spend on a present these days? Don’t worry… Read more »

Eggcentric Ideas


Do your kids complain that scrambled eggs taste too bland when you serve them for breakfast (or maybe even dinner)? Here are 10 great ways to spice ‘em up a bit and give ‘em a blast of flavor! 1) Stir in Dijon mustard and sprinkle with shredded cheddar cheese. 2) Mix in salsa and top… Read more »

Get Steamed!


Heat up your home cleaning with this grandaddy of steam cleaners — The Black & Decker 2-in-1 Smart Select Steam Mop. The unit cleans every surface you can imagine — stone, marble, tile, vinyl, hard wood and laminate — and its sophisticated design includes settings for each specific surface so the machine knows the appropriate… Read more »

Frilly Little Babies


Add a frilly little touch to your little one’s outfit with Baby Bella Maya’s adorable Lacy Leggings or Fancy Frills Ruffled Diaper Covers. These cute  accessories are great for those little dresses and adds a little more elegance than just a diaper showing. Lacy Leggings — $10.95 These aren’t your typical leggings. These stylish, lace… Read more »

0 – 3: You MUST Talk to Baby!


Talk it up with your baby! It’s the easiest way to help her build communication abilities! Here’s why you should talk to your baby a lot — and tell your friends to talk it up with their babies, too! According to The New York Times: Children whose families are on welfare hear about 600 words an… Read more »

Paper Planes Take Flight


What kid doesn’t enjoy the thrill of folding an ordinary piece of paper into a cool airplane to sail through the air? And it’s even more fun if Mom and Dad get in on the action. John M. Collins’ new book, The New World Champion Paper Airplane Book (Ten Speed Press; March 2013; $16.99), is a must-have…. Read more »

Babies: Weird Way to Get a Rash


Guard against Baby getting hot and sticky in his carseat to avoid this strange rash. Car-seat dermatitis Little ones can get big, itchy rashes, including a newly recognized type known as car-seat dermatitis. The condition typically results from hot temperatures, sweaty surfaces, and a shiny, nylon-like car-seat material coming in contact with a baby’s skin…. Read more »

The Ultimate Boredom Buster


  Your kids will have no more excuses about nothing to do with this awesome book, Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun (Bloomsbury, 2012; $25). Authors Joshua Glenn and Elizabeth Foy Larsen pack 352 pages with all sorts of fun things to do, all geared toward getting kids to unplug and engage with the broader… Read more »

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