Cincinnati Family Magazine

Endless Summer Photos


The kids had a blast over the summer and you’ve got the photos to prove it. But, what are you going to do with all those images? Wait … WE know! store, share, print your photos online Here are some of the popular sites that can help you get those photos where you need them:… Read more »

ART: Ella


Thirteen-year-old Ella has been an art student at the Wyoming Fine Arts Center since she was 8 or 9 years old, according to her mom, Amanda. “When Ella was little, she liked to draw and paint pictures to hang all around the house,” she says, adding that art was a favorite activity during preschool and… Read more »

THEATER: Allison


Allison has worked on stage nearly half her life. In 2008, at the ripe old age of 7, she auditioned with her older sister for Acting Up’s production of Alice in Wonderland, and landed a part in the ensemble. “I was really nervous,” she recalls, “and not as confident as I am now, but it… Read more »

MUSIC: Isabella


Violinist Isabella recently spent part of the summer in Burlington, Vermont, where she participated in the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, a four-week program of study, practice and performance opportunities for young string players. During the festival, students like Isabella devoted their mornings to practice, then held group rehearsals after lunch. Concert performances from students… Read more »

DANCE: Aubree


Thirteen-year-old Aubree came to dancing four years ago, after her mom noticed her twirling in between sets during volleyball games. An early stage performance, complete with costumes, a final bow and applause and she was hooked. “She told me after her first performance, ‘Mom, when I got on stage, I knew that’s where I belonged,”… Read more »

Monogrammed Water Bottles


Kids drink a lot of water at school and on the playing field. Giving your child a monogrammed water bottle will help her keep track of it — and she’ll love the style, too. Monogrammed gifts are ultra popular at the moment and we like’em too: Attach a monogrammed water bottle to your child’s backpack… Read more »

Quick Strawberry Shortcake


This variety of the classic summer dessert comes together with minimum prep time! Quick Strawberry Shortcake Ingredients: 3 pints fresh strawberries 1/2 cup sugar, plus two extra tablespoons One bag Mrs. B’s buttermilk biscuits butter Can of whipped cream Directions: • Slice strawberries and toss with 1/2 cup sugar. Set aside. • Preheat oven to 400 •… Read more »

Ready for Kindergarten?


Kindergarten is the first formal setting for academic work and many kids who know the alphabet and the letter sounds have a head start. Is your child ready to go? With kindergarten just around the bend, here’s a handy kindergarten check list for you to access “where your child is at” before her first day…. Read more »

Fuzzy Wuzzy Notebook


Get ready for school by customizing your own notebook. Make it FUZZY! It’s a simple and easy thing to do, but needs help from a parent. What You Need Notebook with a board or sturdy cover Colorful pipe cleaners Hot blue Scissors Duct tape in a cool color or pattern What You Do With your… Read more »

Baked Ziti


Baked Ziti Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced 1 whole Large Onion, Diced 1 pound Italian Sausage 1 pound Ground Beef 1 can (28 Ounce Can) Whole Tomatoes, With Juice 2 cans (14.5 Ounce) Tomato Sauce Or Marinara Sauce 2 teaspoons Italian Seasoning 1/2 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes Salt And Pepper, to… Read more »

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