Susan Day

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

New Ban on Popular Cribs

Next week — the week of June 27, 2011 — new safety rules take effect in the United States next week that will ban the manufacture and sale of traditional drop-side rail cribs. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission ordered the ban on the popular cribs late last year amid growing evidence they had played… Read more »

5 Great Travel Apps for Families

Are we there yet? “Mom! He hit me!”  Ah, the joy of family road trips with babies and young children! Turn the stress into fun with the help of tips and just after that, 5 Great Apps. Happy Trails! • Pack only the baby essentials you will need and pack ahead when you are relaxed…. Read more »

Summer Playdates!

Summer’s the perfect time for making good friends bestest friends!  Be sure to host plenty of playdates for all of your kids so they can find the special people in their lives.  Here are easy tips: 1. Summer brings great opportunities for new parents (or parents who are new in town) to get to know… Read more »

Feed’em Just Enough

Did you know that overloading your toddler’s plate is the quickest way to turn him off to eating? Make sure you give him LESS than he’ll eat so he can ask for more! And remember: Your child is born instinctively knowing how much food he needs and he won’t usually overeat. However he can easily… Read more »

Salad Toss

Want your child to eat more leafy greens?  Let him make his own salad!  Provide fresh, crunchy greens and other fresh veggies and show him what to do.  There’s no reason why kids shouldn’t eat salads except that parents don’t make it easy for them.   When you teach them the trick of tossing and… Read more »

School Papers How-to

The kids have unloaded their school backpacks and stuff’s everywhere! Tackle the chaos before it tackles you. If you don’t have this system in place, do it now … Here’s how: • Create a file folder for each grade and label the folder with your child’s name, grade and year • Organize the folder with… Read more »

Family DVDs to See!

Summer’s here and the kids’ days stretch before them like long and gooey taffy … In the evenings, enjoy a classic family movie together (available at Netflix)! Cheaper by the Dozen, 1950, starring Clifton Webb, Myrna Loy Lots of kids know the remake of this flick starring Steve Martin, but show them another time and era… Read more »

Sports as Your Kids Grow

You want your child to play … now know what to expect. Parents lugging coolers, collapsible chairs and shade are a familiar sight these days – there’s always a tournament going on somewhere it seems! The popularity of youth sports in the U.S. is undeniable – and word is, the earlier your child can get… Read more »

Potty Training Tricks

 Reach for your bags of tricks to help your child stay confident during potty training!  • Sticker Chart  Create a colorful and fun day-to-day chart. When your child has a successful trip to the bathroom, let him decorate the day with a sticker or even let him be the one to check the day off…. Read more »


  Berries get yummier in spring and summer, so take advantage of this and offer them to your children as a yummy alternative to candy and other sweets. Here are some good ways to serve them:  •  Strawberry cream cheese sandwich: Sweet and creamy, this sandwich is perfect for breakfast. Spread light cream cheese, a… Read more »

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