Susan Day

Susan Day is editor of Cincinnati Family Magazine and a mother of four.

Make Yummy Snow Shakes

Quick!  Before the snow melts … And especially since you are sick to death of giving the kids crackers and chips … Have your kids collect a large bowl of clean snow.  Then straight in the bowl, add one cup of milk, 1/2 a cup of sugar and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla extract.  Your… Read more »

Sibling Snow Day Woes?

The kids can start getting on each other when they’re cooped up too long.  While it’s natural to pick on one another when we’re bored, parents should try to exercise patience rather than participate in the problem, making it worse. When your children start bickering or even fighting, it’s time to separate them, says Peter… Read more »

Fun with Your Baby!

  Playing Peek-a-Boo with your baby and toddlers is a must for fun moms and you’ll remember doing it with your child for years and years and even get wonderful photo ops.  There are lots of different ways to play: • Hold a towel between your face and your baby’s and ask, “Where’s James? There’s James!”… Read more »

Make Math Fun

Want your 8-year-old to have fun building math skills?     Make it FUN for him, says Patricia Clark Kenschaft, Ph.D., author of Math Power: How to Help Your Child Love Math.  Don’t schedule daily half-hour drills which will turn him off fast, but find ways to make it fun … Like, let him play… Read more »

Easy Peasy Table Tricks

Allow your kids to set the dinner table for you … Starting when they are small! Emily Post says that with kids, use the word “FORKS” F is for fork, which goes first on the left-hand side of the plate O is the plate, which goes in the middle K is for knife, which goes… Read more »

Toddler Hair-Washing Tricks!

      Does your tot hate to have his hair washed?  Try these tried-and-true tips from moms:  • First, wet your child’s hair with a washcloth so you don’t have to pour water on his head • Next, sing a song!  “This is the way we wash your hair, wash you hair, wash your… Read more »

Fever Pitch

  Know what to do when your child’s got a temperature.

Egg-cellent Peeling!

How to teach your child to peel a hard-boiled egg?  He’ll love this!  Check out this video:

Not-So-Ordinary Princess, Step 2

     All of the entries are in! Now, go to  and pick your favorite entries in the second phase of our contest … and may the best princess win!

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