Family Fun

Cover Kids 2017 Official Rules

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  This contest is officially sponsored by Cincinnati Family magazine.   You must be 18 years of age or older at time of entry and be a Greater Cincinnati resident to be eligible to participate in this contest (covering Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Hamilton, Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Mason,… Read more »

Throwing a Surprise Party!

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Throwing a surprise birthday party for children can be tricky, since they seem to always want to know what you’re up to! But with careful planning, and a little bit of help from co-conspirators, you can create a top-notch party your child will talk about for months to come.   Take it from local mom… Read more »

DIY Parties!

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Every year my kids look forward to picking their own birthday party theme and planning their bash. Crafting, decorating and cooking are great ways to bond with them before they turn another year older. A DIY party doesn’t have to be expensive: visit your favorite dollar stores, hit up yard sales, revamp items you already… Read more »

An Overnight at Put-In-Bay

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White caps curled and crashed on the shore, sunlight sparkled on the water — an almost tropical paradise, less than a four-hour drive from Cincinnati. We viewed the scene from seats atop the Miller Ferry, the boat that brought us, and our minivan, from Catawba, Ohio, to Put-in-Bay, one of several islands located on the… Read more »

Nifty Nature Spots

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Have a ball with the kids as you get into nature together. Check out these top spots and events in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

Prepare Your Child … And Yourself for Camp!

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For parents, the most heart-racing, adrenalin pumping moments happen when you let go and watch your child try something on his or her own. The moment the training wheels come off, the first trip down the driveway on the skateboard, the time our children ride the school bus – these are more than just memories,… Read more »

Carolina Beach: Let’s Go Camping!

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W hen we told the kids we were going camping, they jumped up and down with excitement. When we mentioned it would be on the beach, they started squealing. Camping and going to the beach are two of their most favorite things to do. That’s why we anticipated a great family vacation in Wilmington, N.C.,… Read more »

Why Day Camp?

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Why Day Camp? By Marla Coleman  Children learn life skills that become habits of the heart. Another mother wrote that the family was on a ski trip. The son got to the top of a steep hill and started to panic. The mom said, “What would you do if you were at camp?” and he… Read more »

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