Cincinnati Family Magazine

Envelope Pencil Holder


Make an envelope (or use a store bought one) to fashion to your binder as a pencil holder so they’re ready when it’s time for homework! This pencil holder is easy to do and a simple solution to finding a pencil when it’s time to do your homework! What You Need Envelope (or cardstock to… Read more »

Visitor Appreciation at Cincinnati Zoo


Head to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden for Visitor Appreciation Days this month, Aug. 22 – 24. Families can enjoy half-priced admission and parking to one of the top zoos in the country. Come see Cincinnati Zoo’s newest signature exhibit, Painted Dog Valley (pictured; photo courtesy of Cincinnati Zoo). General admission tickets are normally… Read more »

Shakespeare in the Park


Allow your children to immerse themselves in the works of Shakespeare … in a kid-friendly kind of way. The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company hosts performances in various venues throughout the month of August — Shakespeare in the Park — everywhere from Edgewood in Northern Kentucky to Mason and West Chester. Families can enjoy a performance of… Read more »

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 »

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