Cincinnati Family Magazine

Camp Questions to Ask


Get to know camp directors as people through phone conversations, e-mails and a personal visit. Have the director describe the camp’s philosophy and how the staff implements it.

Find Comfort With Thermal Aid Zoo


The Thermal-Aid Zoo 1oo% Natural Heating and Cooling Pack is great for little ones who aren’t feeling so well. Whether it’s a fever, bump on the knee or one of many other discomforts, these cute little zoo animals are here to comfort them. Made of natural cotton and a heating/cooling element that’s composed of a… Read more »

Help for Potty Trainees


Your toddler is potty training. You have the standard booster that he scoots around the bathroom from toilet to sink and back. Sometimes, that booster is not in the right place for him to reach the potty. That’s where Looster Booster comes in. It’s an over-sized booster that practically wraps around your bathroom toilet. That… Read more »

Coughing Kids: Send to School or No?


Your child has a cough but it’s a school day and you have to work. What do you do? On average, a young kids have 6-10 colds per year and they swap viruses with others during winter season.  But how do you know if you should keep your child home for a cough? Plenty of… Read more »

Valentine’s Day Gift Bag


Don’t spend a lot of money buying those expensive gift bags. You can make them yourself! All you need is a couple of things and some creativity. This very simple craft for kids is fun, easy and a great way to personalize a gift. What You’ll Need Plain gift bag Poster paint Your fingers! LOL!… Read more »

Toddlers Need Consequences


Your little one needs to learn what’s expected of her, and she needs YOU to be the one to show her. It’s hard on moms and dads to be unpopular with their little ones at times but if your tot misbehaves in ways you don’t want him to, there has to be a consequence or… Read more »

Save Money! Be the Family Barber


All it takes is a little practice and you’ll be cutting your child’s hair … and your husband’s, too! I didn’t ever think that I could do it. Then I realized that I could be saving a lot of money if I cut my son’s and my husband’s hair myself. Sure, you can find salons… Read more »

Chunky Tomato, Potato & Garlic Soup


Ingredients 1 bulb garlic, end trimmed to expose cloves About 1/3 cup extra virgin olive (EVOO) for liberal drizzling, divided Salt and pepper 2 large baking potatoes 3-4 pounds ripe heirloom, plum and/or vine-ripe tomatoes 2 tablespoons fresh thyme 2-3 cups chicken or vegetable stock About 1 cup fresh basil, torn Freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Preparation Pre-heat the… Read more »

Mini Valentine Shag Coasters


Here’s a fun craft for kids that will take some time to make, but the ending result is awesome! These mini shag coasters can be made in practically any shape! This craft is easy for anyone 7 or older. What You’ll Need Old T-shirts Scissors Circle grippers What You’ll Do Get some circle grippers from… Read more »

Cheese Stuffed Pork Chops


Ingredients Kosher salt 1/4 cup sugar 4 bone-in, thick-cut pork chops (6 to 8 ounces each) 1/2 medium head escarole 2 cloves garlic 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing Freshly ground pepper 4 slices provolone cheese (about 2 ounces) 4 fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 (19-ounce) can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed… Read more »

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