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Play-Doh Playsets

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Play-Doh.   It’s ageless.  It’s fun.   It’s perfect for any age. There is something so calming about transforming a blob of nothing and rolling it out and creating colorful works of art.  Of course, my youthful attempts never looked like the perfectly crafted ideas on the box, but it was fun trying. The fun still continues… Read more »

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Gifts for Dad

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My husband is one of those men who has everything he wants, and needs. I struggle to find my husband gifts for his birthday, our anniversary, and other holidays. My go-to gifts are typically related to his favorite sports teams, his job (he is a teacher), or our shared TV and music interests. He has… Read more »

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Sea of Smiles’ Big Hearts

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Sea of Smiles will collect letters to be placed in baskets in hotel rooms for families staying in town for the Team Fastrax Warrior Weekend To Remember event, coming in July.  The event will honor Purple Heart Warriors who were injured in combat, as well as fallen Hero Gold Star families. Just have your child… Read more »

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Introducing Poetry Tea Time

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Parents know all too well the challenges of keeping kids engaged and entertained over summer vacation, and getting them to pick up a book is often impossible. This can make the transition back to the traditional classroom or home school even tougher as their reading skills are usually a bit rusty. Cincinnati’s own Julie Bogart,… Read more »

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Strawbees!

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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 »

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As Seen On TV

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As seen on FOX19 recently, here are the must have items for summer, according to our “Mom in the Know,” Amanda Ciani! http://m.fox19.com/clip/14349033/traveling-with-kids-made-easier   Jeep® by Delta Children Metro Plus Stroller ($110— on sale now for $88!!!) Whether it’s a trip exploring or hitting the city sidewalks, this full-size stroller delivers ·The highest quality tech… Read more »

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A Cool Mat for Playtime!

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Stylish moms everywhere will want to have playtime on this super cool mat! Posh Play Mat is functional and durable for anything Baby wants to throw at it. Posh Play Mat poshplaymat.com | $89 This super chic, eco-friendly, reversible play mat is made of PVC free faux leather and is 47″ x 44″. It’s a portable,… Read more »

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Ways to Celebrate Mom

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Ways to Celebrate Mom! Mom’s special day is almost here, and there are loads of ways you can show your appreciation for the lovely ladies in your life. We rounded up a few special activities designed with Mom in mind!   Brunch at Coney Island (6201 Kellogg Ave.) Enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet in Moonlite… Read more »

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Just for Baby

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Get ready for Baby with this adorable and handy gear!   BinxyBaby binxybaby.com; $49.95 This cart hammock features two layers of upholstery-weight fabric with reinforced seams, and a three-point seat belt.  the hammock comes with an attachment strap specifically for infant carriers as well.           DockATot Baby Dock dockatot.com; $175+ DockATot… Read more »

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Duck Donuts!

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“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 »

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