Susan Day

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

Puppet Power

Fun moms have a bag of tricks to pull from in all kinds of situations.  When your child is down or stressed, distract with a Puppet! Author Susan Linn writes on the amazing way children respond to puppets in her book, The Case for Make Believe ( Newpress; $17.95). Kids adore puppets and they can be… Read more »

Thrush After Antibiotics?

Yogurt Can Help if your baby develops thrush – a common yeast infection that appears whiteish on the lips, tongue and the inside of the cheeks in reaction to the antibiotics.  Along with killing the harmfulbacteria that made Baby sick, antibiotics can also kill the beneficial bacteria in the mouth. In infants, treatment is often unnecessary,… Read more »

Snack Attack

Fun eats for kids …   Nothing is more fun than finding healthy ways for kids to enjoy eating. The sky’s the limit with what you can do to bring good food to your kids – and they’ll be at your table fast.   Here are fun ideas for healthy eating to help get you… Read more »

Great Diaper Deals!

Shelling out for diapers can get old, fast.  But here’s a deal that doesn’t.  If you sign up (it’s free!) to be an Amazon Mom at, you’ll save big on diapers and lots of other things.  This week, take a look at these savings: Deals on Diapers: Huggies Little Snugglers Diapers, Size 2, 144-Count… Read more »

Breastfeeding: Be Ready

Many first-time moms aim to breastfeed their infants and that’s wonderful. But for new moms managing a whole lot of new once their baby arrives, breastfeeding can be tricky … Oh, you may think you know what to do from what you’ve read and heard, but the reality of doing is a different matter altogether…. Read more »

Books … for Breakfast!

Here’s a great way to get your child to the breakfast table fast in the morning: When he goes to bed at night, have him pick out a handful of his favorite books.  Picture books are great for this, no matter the age of the child, because kids just want to eat and enjoy in… Read more »

Tummy VIrus Woes

It’s the middle of the night and your little one is sick … There’s nothing as lowly for kids as a stomach virus, and Middle Tennessee is seeing its fare share. Gastroenteritis – the plain old stomach virus – can last anywhere from 1 to 3 days and make a child feel crummy. It’s also… Read more »

Growing a Family Garden

As you head out to your yard this spring, take your children along. Growing little gardeners is surprisingly easy and satisfying for all involved! Whether your garden consists of simple pots or an entire plot for farming is not the issue. Family togetherness and enjoying the spring outdoors is! As winter gave into spring when… Read more »

On Solid Ground

Easy does it on the sweet stuff as you build a healthy enjoyment of solid foods in your child.

Playdate Prep

  Your child will behave like the angel he is when he’s invited to a playdate if you lead him to success with one key strategy says Jenn Berman, author of The A to Z Guide to Raising Happy, Confident Kids:  REMIND AHEAD OF TIME! • Go over good-behavior expectations at home with your little… Read more »

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