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!

Kid Report: Top This Donut Bar


When I walked in the first thing I saw and smelled were donuts. First, you decided on what you want. You can get donuts, cinnamon rolls, rice crispy bar, or a cookie. Then you tell the donut people what you want them to dip your treat in. I saw vanilla, strawberry, caramel, and a chocolate… Read more »

Kid Report! Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt


Mom Reporter Tina Pratt took her son to Menchie’s — apparently, she has been holding out on him when it comes to frozen yogurt!  From our budding reporter: “There is frozen yogurt at Menchie’s. There are like 51 flavors (Mom’s note: Slight 5-year-old exaggeration, but there are a lot of flavors!) of frozen yogurt you… Read more »

Alpha Dates with Kids


Places to take kids for every letter of the alphabet! Make memorable dates with them that will last forever.

Mom Report: Newport Aquarium


Recently, I scheduled a special day for my daughter. A day where she got to pick EVERYTHING we did from the moment we woke up. My daughter, among other things, requested to “waddle with penguins.” Yep. Waddle with penguins. I felt like my two-and-a-half-year-old was attempting to call my bluff on the “you get to… Read more »

Mom Report: Recess in the Stadium


Recess in the Stadium is a FREE event for kids ages 4 – 16 and their families. It is an opportunity for kids and their families to run on the Bengals’ field, practice their kicking, passing, and more! Did I mention FREE? It is located at Paul Brown Stadium and will take place from 8… Read more »

Mom Report: Redlegs Run


Look ahead to this year’s Redlegs Run!  Registration is currently open for the 2016 Redlegs Run. It is a perfect opportunity for Red’s fans to get up and moving and to explore the ballpark on a non-game day! There are four runs are available which include a 10K, 5K, One-Mile Family run which starts at Great… Read more »

Effective Commands


“The first step in getting compliance is to ‘BE DIRECT’ with your child. Being direct helps your child understand exactly how you expect him or her to behave.” Urquiza, A., Zebell, N., Timmer,S., McGrath, J., & Whitten, L. (2011) An easy way to increase compliance is to monitor the way you give directions to your… Read more »

The Area’s Top 5 Party Spots


Plan a birthday party as special and unique as your child. Celebrate the past year with your family and friends at one of these top party spots — we’re highlighting great places for celebrations so you can make your child’s next birthday one for the record books!

Mom Report: Happen’s Toy Lab


Three words. Happen’s Toy Lab. If you haven’t been there, what are you waiting for?! We made our first trip to this “one-of-a-kind” laboratory and we are already planning our next trip back. For $10+ tax you can use your imagination and create your own toy! The cost of your toy goes to help Happen,… Read more »

Mom Report: Cincinnati Cyclones


Ninja Turtles. $1 Donatos pizza slices. Cincinnati Cyclones. OH, MY! A trip to U.S. Bank Arena for a Cincinnati Cyclones game is more than just a game. It is an event! My children were smiling as soon as we walked in … probably a little from staying up past their bedtime, but mainly because of… Read more »

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