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Young Chefs: Help for the Holidays!


Get into the spirit of holiday baking with a visit to Young Chef’s Academy, where kids (and parents!) can learn some yummy baking tips. My boys shook the raw eggs, trapping the yolks in their hands and letting the whites ooze through their slimed fingers. The whites collected in a blue bowl, and when the… Read more »

Make Summer Count!


Local moms share terrific tips for weaving fun and learning into your children’s summer. The bell will ring, the doors will fly  open and the kids will be full of summer anticipation as they burst from the school buildings. And yes, the first couple of days of summer vacation are great, but as parents, we… Read more »

Best Birthdays in Town


Throw your child a BEST BIRTHDAY by keeping things simple at home or by heading out to one of the area’s top party spots! OK, so maybe we can’t all surprise our little ones with a birthday trip to Disney World, but Greater Cincinnati has plenty of ways to “go big” for your child’s special… Read more »

Segue to Summer


On the fence about summer camps for your child? Read on to help ease your mind … compiled by Dori Richards What’s the best age for day or night camp? The American Camp Association (, offers a simple but dependable guideline to determining the best age for camps. A child is ready for day camp… Read more »

2012 Guide to Camps


2012 Guide to Camps, Summer Activities & After-School Programs   AWAY/RESIDENTIAL CAMPS Black River Farm and Ranch 5040 Sheridan Line, Croswell, MI    810-679-2505 Since 1962, girls have come to the “BR” to have fun with friends and horses in a safe and stress-free environment.  The BR is family-owned and operated.  You will be able… Read more »

Saving The World by Taking Camp Seriously


With summer camp, children become resilient, motivated and accelerated in a wide range of skills. Maybe it’s time to help your kids unplug and find a way to make camp a reality. Beneath Amy Chua’s personal struggle in Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother lies a deeper ambivalence about learning: What on earth should we… Read more »

Winter Family Fun Guide


Brave the cold and enjoy one of our many local parks — there’s lots to do outside this winter!   DOWNHILL SKIING, BOARDING AND TUBING Perfect North Slopes 19074 Perfect Lane Lawrenceburg, IN 812-537-3754 or 513-381-7517 • Perfect North offers downhill skiing and snowboarding for the adventurous ones, plus snow tubing for those looking… Read more »

Sports as Your Kids Grow


You want your child to play … now know what to expect. Parents lugging coolers, collapsible chairs and shade are a familiar sight these days – there’s always a tournament going on somewhere it seems! The popularity of youth sports in the U.S. is undeniable – and word is, the earlier your child can get… Read more »

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