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: Hologate at Lazer Kraze


As the temperatures keep rising this summer, head on over to Lazer Kraze in Mason and heat up your gaming skills. Lazer Kraze has something for everyone, they have a trampoline park, laser tag, arcade games, and a new virtual reality game called Hologate. They also have a wallet-friendly concession stand. We recently headed over… Read more »

Growth Indicators at Kings Island


Every year my children’s amazing pediatrician measures their height, weight, and developmental growth, but he has been “missing” the Kings Island Growth Indicator. So, okay…I have made this up, but at our first trip to KI this year, I realized how much the park can show me how much my kids have grown. Kings Island… Read more »

Strawbees!


Our Strawbees Inventor Kit arrived Mother’s Day weekend. The box was for my two children, but it turned out to be just as much of a gift for me as it was for them. At first glance I was a bit worried that my 4-year-old would not enjoy using them as they are recommended for… Read more »

Mom Report: Blooms & Berries Farm Market


Blooms and Berries is open and ready for you this season! If your kids enjoy Fall on the Farm, they will enjoy the activities that Blooms and Berries has available this spring and summer! The spider web climber, animals, and slide are still available as well as many of the other play area features, except… Read more »

Stepping Out of My Comfort Zone


You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I am living proof! I do not cook dinner or bake…thank goodness for my husband for keeping my family well fed. For birthdays I order cakes and cookies months in advance to guarantee I will not be in panic mode the day of the party. This past… Read more »

Duck Donuts!


“I spy with my little eye…a duck!” Kids of all ages will enjoy going to Duck Donuts in Mason, located near Whole Foods, and personalizing a deliciously warm donut with their favorite toppings. Upon entering the store, you are greeted with a family-friendly environment with fun rubber duckies and a step to view your donuts… Read more »

Intro to Drama With TCT


A little over midway through the winter session, my son is loving drama! He has his lines and has been practicing on memorizing them for his class’s “Dinorella” show in May. On the trip down to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati this weekend, located on Red Bank Road, he shared that he enjoys acting and… Read more »

The Children’s Theatre Presents Mary Poppins Jr.


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! Our kids have been trying to master this word ever since they left the production of Mary Poppins by The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati at the Taft Theatre. They have never heard of Mary Poppins until this weekend and they loved the story of how she can make everyday tasks magical and exciting. The… Read more »

A Q&A With Ryan Niemiec


We recently had the opportunity to chat with Ryan Niemiec, Psy.D., the Education Director at VIA Institute on Character (viacharacter.org/www/).  Niemiec is a psychologist, coach and author who teaches mindfulness meditation as a pathway for helping individuals flourish and live their best life.  Niemiec recently spoke at the Raising Positive Children – Global Author Series,… Read more »

Roller Derby Fun!


Looking for a fun night out with your family or friends? Check out roller derby with the Cincinnati Rollergirls or the Black-n-Bluegrass Roller Girls! My husband and I, along with some friends, recently attended the Cincinnati Rollergirls home opener. The Cincinnati Rollergirls are in their twelfth season and their second year playing games at Schmidt… Read more »

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