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!

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 »

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 »

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