Cincinnati Family Magazine

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 »

Hanging Pink Heart

Here’s a craft for kids that requires little supplies of which you may already have in your house. What You’ll Need Pink playdough Heart cookie cutter Rolling pin Straw Found objects with raised designs on them Ribbon What You’ll Do Take your playdough, which I found that the Dollar Store kind works best for this… Read more »

Taco Pizza

Ingredients 1 pound ground beef 1 envelope taco seasoning 1 cup water 2 prebaked 12-inch pizza crusts 1 can (16 ounces) refried beans 3/4 cup salsa 2 cups coarsely crushed tortilla chips 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese 2 medium tomatoes, chopped, optional 1 cup shredded lettuce, optional Directions In a large saucepan, cook… Read more »

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