Susan Day

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

Secrets of Top Students


The contribution of parents is crucial to a top performing kid: set high standards and hold your kids to them. Encourage, but let them do their own work. Impress upon them the responsibility … and watch them deliver.

On the Move! Baby’s Walking


Wobbly legs and teeny-tiny feet make learning to walk a challenge. Here’s where you can fit in to baby’s walking stages.

Why I Love My Dishwasher


From flip flops to vacuum attachments, your dishwasher can help you out with your spring cleaning! Got kids? Me too. That’s why I love my dishwasher. It’s on of my best friends for spring cleaning tricks. Get your kids to run around the house collecting the following items in a basket and bring to the… Read more »

Stop Teasing in its Tracks


You’ve just learned that your 9-year-old is being teased at school. How do you stop teasing in its tracks even if your child doesn’t want you to? A) Decide he should just tough it out on his own — life’s full of teasing, after all. B) Sit down with your child and hatch out a… Read more »

PB&J Tarts


Yummy PB&J Tarts make a wholesome treat for your kids — and puts that leftover peanut butter and pie crust to work! Peanut Butter & Jelly “Pop Tarts” (Makes 12 Tarts) 1/4 Cup Smooth Peanut Butter 1/4 Cup Strawberry Preserves, Jam or Jelly 1 Double Crust Recipe or 1 14 oz Pre-Made Pie Crust* Water 1. Preheat… Read more »

How to Make a Better Listener


Kids tuning you out? Maybe you just aren’t doing some of the following things to help them tune in! Do you need tips for how to make your kid a better listener? Join the club! Plenty of parents feel that their directions, thoughts, instructions and just simple things they say fall on deaf ears. So, how… Read more »

Pleasing Picky Eaters


Modeling good eating habits to your kids isn’t always easy when you’re on the go-go-go, but you can still get nutritious bites into your little picky eaters — one sneaky trick at a time! For Babies Transitioning to solid foods with your tot? Start with cooked fruits and veggies over cereals, says Elizabeth Blessing, owner… Read more »

Parmesan-Crusted Creamed Corn


Your kids will gobble up this tried-and-true recipe! The kids will eat what the kids will eat! But this is one recipe that’s sure to get them to the table on Thanksgiving and on other nights of the fall season! PARMESAN-CRUSTED CREAMED CORN Ingredients 6 Tablespoons unsalted buttter, metlted 2/3 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese… Read more »

Understand the Common Core


Many parents are still scrambling to make sense of the Common Core State Standards in place in local public schools. Here, we shed light on your questions and provide a mixed bag of “beefs” that many parents have mentioned. Best way to help your kids? Stay informed! 1) All this Common Core business! What is it… Read more »

Grow a Family Garden


Long before fast food nation became a way of life for many families come meal time, there was the family garden.

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