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Cookie Butter Cookies

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Ever since I introduced my brother to the sugary goodness that is Biscoff Cookie Butter, he’s been a fan.  So naturally, when special occasions arise, I look for treats that incorporate the good stuff into the recipe.  Most recently, I decided to go meta with cookie butter cookies.  After scouring Pinterest for recipes, I decided… Read more »

The Infertility Awareness Project

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Approximately 7.5 million women ages 15 – 44 struggled with infertility issues, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and those women are often left feeling alone and afraid to talk about such a sensitive subject.   But local photographer Maria Kirkland of 12:9 Photography in Liberty Township is working on a project… Read more »

Hometown Teams

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The Campbell County Public Library has the great honor to host the Smithsonian Traveling Exhibition: Hometown Teams at the Newport Branch Library (901 East Sixth St.), from April 29 through June 3.  In addition to the extensive exhibit provided by the Smithsonian depicting how sports has helped shape America, the Library has curated a companion… Read more »

Mom Report: MidPointe Library

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When you think of the library, what often comes to mind is story time and checking out books. While this may be true, libraries offer a whole lot more than that! Take the Butler County MidPointe Library system, for example. MidPointe Library consists of four branches spread throughout Butler County, including West Chester, Middletown, Monroe,… Read more »

What’s in Your Hiking Bag?

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Hats. Sunglasses. Water bottles. Tissues. Hand Sanitizer. Sunscreen. Band-aids. Chap Stick. Instant Bug Bite Relief.  We do a lot of hiking! On a normal week we hike at least twice! It’s important that we keep our bag packed and ready to go. We usually end up rushing out the door as soon as we realize we… Read more »

Beefy Mac & Cheese

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Beefy Mac & Cheese   Ingredients 1 teaspoon each dried basil, cumin, and dried oregano Salt and pepper 3 cup canned crushed tomatoes 2 lb lean ground beef 1 tablespoon chopped garlic 2 cup chopped onion 2 cup chopped green bell pepper 2 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 lb box elbow macaroni 2-3 cup grated cheddar… Read more »

Happy Birthday, Mary Helen!

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Mary Helen Studio will celebrate it’s second birthday on April 22 and you’re invited!  RSVP for some cookie decorating fun with the studio’s neighbors, The BonBonerie, and check out the spring collection (AND get 20% off!).  Just email events@maryhelenstudio.com to make sure there’s enough cookies for everyone, and check out some upcoming spring group classes,… Read more »

Rock Out with Music@BCM!

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You know spring is here and summer is on the way when the Behringer-Crawford Museum kicks off its annual concert series, Music@BCM!   Every Thursday evening between May 25 and August 10, families are invited to check out some local acts that will bring you everything from high energy jazz, courtesy of Mike Wade, to… Read more »

Mom Report: Cincinnati Nature Center

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Some of my fondest memories growing up involve digging in the mud, hiking through the woods behind my house, building forts out of random logs, and searching for frogs around the pond in my backyard. Now, I live in a subdivision with my two kids and we don’t have a pond, the mud, or the… Read more »

Lessons Learned from Road Tripping with Toddlers

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Florida or bust! We were optimistic that our early departure would give us a head start to our destination.  Also, that all of our stops would be short and sweet.  Furthermore, we planned to drive through the night and arrive to sunny Florida in order to get an extra day of vacation and save a… Read more »