Cincinnati Family Magazine

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 »

Cook Healthier with T-Fal OptiGrill


We love to grill, but sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate. Try a healthier grilling with the T-Fal OptiGrill. T-fal OptiGrill bedbathandbeyond.com | $179.99 Guys love to grill, right? And they hate it when it rains on the day they decide to do so. If he can’t grill in the outdoors, send him inside and let him… Read more »

Rockin’ Robots


What can you do with a bunch of skipping stones you found in the creek. A LOT! But here’s one idea. What You Need Flat rocks from the creek bed Silver paint Paint brush Lots of other bright colors of paint (or nail polish) What You Do Gather  lots of flat rocks while you’re out… Read more »

No More Whining!


Just about now kids are getting cabin fever from all of summer’s endlessness. But when whining sets in, parents can get testy. Here’s how to keep kids from becoming pests. With summer in full swing, whiney kids can sometimes push moms to the brink. Just don’t let that whining get your little ones what they want… Read more »

Patriotic Headband


This patriotic headband is an easy craft for kids and will add to their festive flair for your Fourth of July celebration! This is a pretty fast and easy craft to make for the Fourth of July! Your daughter will surely love this patriotic headband, too. What You Need Foam sticker sheets Scissors Plain plastic… Read more »

3 Keys to a Happy Child


Happy, optimistic children are the product of happy, optimistic homes. It seems more than anything else, parents want their children to be happy. But with all of the challenges kids and parents face, happiness is not just a given. Some kids are naturally happy and some are not, right? Not so fast … While temperament… Read more »

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