Tina Pratt Tina Pratt

Tina Pratt is the mom of two littles. She is a former PreK- 5 special education teacher that now works as a behavior coach. She enjoys being a tourist in her own town and finding ways to embed lessons into everyday fun!

Mom Report: Cincinnati Nature Center


Some of my fondest memories growing up involve digging in the mud, hiking through the woods behind my house, building forts out of random logs, and searching for frogs around the pond in my backyard. Now, I live in a subdivision with my two kids and we don’t have a pond, the mud, or the… Read more »

Affordable Mistakes


My son called me mean. It wasn’t the first time and will not be the last. He called me mean because I hid his tablet on him. We created a “behavior contract” at home and if he stays on green (the clip up/clip down behavior system his teacher uses) Monday through Thursday, then he can… Read more »

Kid Report: Flash Photography


Picture taking can be a drag for plenty of kids, but 6-year-old Landon gave us the scoop on where it’s a blast!   “We went to a place called Flash Photography. We got to go around and pick out different “stages” (backdrops) for our pictures. I picked one with candy and another one with bunnies…. Read more »

Mother Daughter Weekend Retreat


I enjoy doing things with just my daughter and also just with my son. I love the one on one time with each of them where they can get my full undivided attention. Coming in May, I will enjoy a weekend of bonding with just my daughter. We will be attending the My 31 Sisters… Read more »

And Then There Were 18


My husband often teases me that I am the master of catastrophic visualization. I carefully pick shoes for summer play (Keens for the WIN!) to reduce the chances of my children face planting over tripping over the toes of flip flops. I have put pool noodles under my children’s sheets as a transition from a… Read more »

Self Advocacy for the Win


The Cone just re-opened for the season, and if you have been to the Cone, you know how exciting that is! My in-laws were visiting and they treated my kids to a tasty treat. Even though it was a pretty cold and windy day, they were excited to go to one of their favorite places…. Read more »

Sleep for the Ages


“Sleep is like the unicorn – it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.” – Dr. Seuss

Mom Report: Goldfish Swim School


Before I could even open the door, I heard a “woooooaaaaaaahhhhhhh” escape both of my kids. They caught a glimpse of the inside of the new Goldfish Swim School facility in West Chester. Walking in is like stepping into a “vacation destination.” The bright colors, friendly staff, and amenities are all welcoming. After getting a… Read more »

Mom Report: TinkerTANK


Calling all parents, PTO members, and schools that want kids to have some STEM* based fun during their school day. Check out Butler County Educational Service Center’s new TinkerTANK. Recently, my son participated in the first TinkerTANK makerspace night at Butler County ESC and he talked about it ALL weekend. I originally planned on dropping him… Read more »

Mom Report: Big Shots Sports Training


Bump, set, spike, dribble, pass, kick and putt!  My 6-year-old is a sports fanatic!  He loves testing his skills in sports he knows as well as trying out new ones.  Whether you’re looking to practice for a specific sport or a little bit for many sports, Big Shots is your place to go!  Located in… Read more »