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The Boodle Box!

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I have three wonderful sons in my life. They are energetic, loud, and loads of fun! However, when I get a chance to spend time with my 9-year-old niece, I enjoy and savor the “girl” time. I also have a blast any time I am able to do some shopping for glitzy, glamorous items! I… Read more »

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DabitZ!

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They had them at “dab!” My children were dabbing and giggling as I carefully opened our DabitZ set and read the directions. The directions were well organized and easy to follow, which allowed me to get my son up and going within minutes. The set included the pixel templates, vellum, and special “dabbing” markers that… Read more »

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Baby Picks!

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In the past six years, I have been pregnant for 27 months (that is 2 ¼ years of flutters, excitement, great hair, and excruciating back pain), and I have nursed for 47 months (that is 3 ¾ years of bonding, free food, yanking, blebs, and bottle issues). If you do the math, I have been… Read more »

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Week 6: Time for Rehearsals!

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The Creative Toddlers have been hard at work for the past six weeks of classes. They’ve danced, sang, acted, and, of course, had LOTS of fun. At the end of week five, they were sent home with “scripts,” and this week, we were sent a video link to help the kiddos with their dance at… Read more »

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Emmy’s Organic Coconut Cookies

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For some odd reason, I carry a belief that I don’t like coconut.  Then I try something with coconut and realize that I actually find it pretty delightful.  So goes with Emmy’s Organics Coconut Cookies — organic, gluten-free, soy-free, vegan cookies. Fans of coconut (and even semi-fans) will love these soft, bite-sized cookies that come… Read more »

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Mermaids and Pirates, Oh My!

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Mermaids and Pirates have invaded Newport Aquarium! You have until October 15 to meet playful pirates and view majestic mermaids in their underwater oasis.    I recently took my boys for an afternoon adventure at the Aquarium, and they had a blast. They loved discovering hidden treasure throughout the aquarium, meeting Nova the mermaid, and joking… Read more »

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Week 4 at TCT

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“I’ll see you in an hour!” A kiss on the forehead and off Luca went to his fourth week of Creative Toddling at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati. He readily walked into class, ready to sing and dance and act. It makes me so proud to watch my son feel confident and excited about his… Read more »

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Week 2 at The Children’s Theatre

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Introducing a toddler or young child to theatre may seem intimidating. Will they sit through the whole show? What if they get a case of the wiggles or giggles? What if they lose interest? The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati’s MainStage Shows makes it easy for kiddos to fall in love with the big stage by… Read more »

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Week One at The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

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Mom Reporter Amanda Ciani and her son Luca are checking out a class available through The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati and will be providing updates throughout the session on how things are going.  Get the scoop on Week One! When my oldest son holds my youngest son, it actually looks as though he is holding… Read more »

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Warm It Up With MOX!

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With fall on the way, there’s no better way to warm up than with a cup of soup or hot chocolate (or coffee, for us grown-ups).  And with soccer, high school football, tailgating at Bengals games in the schedule, plenty of us could use a way to keep our hot stuff hot without having to… Read more »

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