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!

A Token Economy


“My mom never buys me anything,” my son shared with his friend during a recent playdate. I literally laughed out loud and thought to myself (oozing with sarcasm), “Right. I NEVER buy you ANYTHING.” As I went to open my mouth to “bump his words” and comment on how rough his life is, he finished… Read more »

Mom Report: Indianapolis Zoo


A trip to the zoo can be more than a fun time, it can be a great way to teach your children new vocabulary words, about animal habitats, the food they eat, and the problems animals face in the wild. We are proud members of the Cincinnati Zoo and try to go at least a… Read more »

Mom Report: Rentschler Forest MetroPark


My family has been to Rentschler Forest MetroPark (5701 Reigart Road) one time in the past, but we only visited the children’s play area. Recently, we were invited on a weekend hike through one of the many trails that the park has to offer and we happily accepted as we wanted to explore more of… Read more »

Mom Report: Walls of Books


While flipping through our favorite magazine, of course Cincinnati Family, we noticed an ad for Walls of Books in West Chester. My kids and I knew we needed to check it out and find our next summer reading books! We stopped by the store on a Friday, which happens to be FREE Book Friday! On… Read more »

Mom Report: The Cat in the Hat!


Get your summer started off right with a trip to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati! Currently, at the Showtime Stage at Red Bank, families can purchase tickets to a childhood favorite, Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat. The doors open up 45 minutes before show time and there are many activities for kids to… Read more »

Keep Kids Reading This Summer


Extra! Extra! Read all about it … like, literally READ! The Barnes and Noble Summer Reading program has started. The program is for students in grades 1 – 6. Kids are required to read eight books and record the books in the Barnes and Noble summer reading journal. They also write what their favorite part of… Read more »

Mom Report: Stingray Hideaway


Newport Aquarium has always been a family favorite in our house. From the sharks, the large Grouper named Brutus, and the waddling penguins, my family always enjoys trips to the aquarium. Newport Aquarium’s newest exhibit, Stingray Hideaway opened May 5. The stingrays are located in a newly renovated area where the otters formerly were. The… Read more »

When Change is Good


My daughter is spicy. She is feisty. She is perfectly perfect in my eyes. She is missing her two front teeth thanks to our coffee table and rocks a pixie! My daughter has been diagnosed with Loose Anagen Syndrome, thin hair that comes out easily, as well as Trichotillomania which is the irresistible urge to… Read more »

Burning Off the Crazy


Back in the day I was physically active, possibly even semi-athletic, and felt great. However, over the years I have continued to add more and more to my plate. As I have added more, I feel like there has been less and less time to take care of myself, both physically and mentally. This past… Read more »

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 »

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