Posts Tagged: Holidays

Brighten the Holidays With Cincinnati Children’s

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Cancer survivor Lydia Epping, 24, knows what it’s like to be in the hospital over the holiday season. “I was diagnosed at age 7 with Wilms tumor, a type of cancer that starts in the kidneys. I had to go through numerous chemotherapy and radiation treatments not to mention multiple surgeries over the years,” said… Read more »

Holiday Tips From Dream Dinners

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The holidays are here, and with it comes fun and festivities, family gatherings and happy memories.  Of course, there is also a laundry list of tasks to accomplish, gifts to buy, stress to manage and meals to plan!  Stephanie Allen, co-founder and president of Dream Dinners, has a few tips to make the holidays a… Read more »

Things We Like: Toy Edition

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The holidays are upon us, and that means coming up with awesome gifts to make little ones smile all season long.  Check out our Annual Holiday Toy Guide for toys that spark imaginative play, and find more ideas below.    Mirari® Shelby Ages 9M+ Playmonster.com $19.99 Drop the balls into an adorable snail’s shell and… Read more »

Star Spangled Crafting

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The fireworks are just days away, so plan your Independence Day festivities in advance. This year, the Fourth has inspired many upcoming events at your local library branches across the Cincy area. Patriotic crafts spanning from lotions to wooden trivets can be made in varying locations. Come prepared for a montage of red, white and… Read more »

Tips for Easter Eats

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Hosting for Easter this year?  Here are some of the best ideas and tips for Easter meals and desserts that we found on mom blogs, Pinterest and the like!  Just follow the links and say hello to Spring:   Want to make pastel deviled eggs?  Try this: http://www.foodjimoto.com/2011/04/easter-eggs.html   Bunny butt cupcakes might be the cutest… Read more »

Unique (and Local) Gift Ideas

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Sometimes finding the perfect gift can feel like an insurmountable goal.  But take heart, there are solutions, including gifts of membership and lessons, along with some other unique local finds.     For the Sports Fan Pre-order a copy of FC Cincinnati’s limited-edition commemorative book (due out in 2017), Rise Together: Celebrating FC Cincinnati’s Inaugural… Read more »

Write a Letter, Get a Letter … From Santa!

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Kenton County Parks is gearing up for the annual Letters to Santa program.  Kids can write a letter to Santa and drop it off at one of the Santa Express Mailboxes now through Dec. 5.  Take along a donation of a non-perishable food item or personal care item and receive a reply letter from the… Read more »

Go Beyond the Brick

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Like the idea of shopping local? Go Beyond the Brick for some unique finds.  The new Northern Kentucky based business was started by two sisters that offers uniqe hand-crafted décor. “This season, decide to shop small, not the mall,” says Brooke Roscoe, adding that Beyond the Brick offers personalized products and free deliver to make shopping… Read more »

Mom Report: Pyramid Hill

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Put on the Christmas jammies, grab some milk and cookies, change your favorite radio station over to a Christmas station (if you haven’t already done so!) and head over to Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park for Holiday Lights on the Hill. My kiddos squealed with excitement as we pulled in and they laid their eyes upon… Read more »

Letters to Santa

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Santa’s workshop is humming with activity, and one of them is reading (and answering) all of those kids’ letters, thanks to Kenton County Parks & Recreation.  Have your child write a letter to Santa, then drop it off (no postage necessary) at a specially decorated mailbox through Dec. 7.  Mailboxes are located at the Kenton… Read more »

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