COVID-19

School After the Pandemic: What’s Next?

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused people to pivot and change the way they do everything — and this is especially true for schools. Southwest Ohio schools have adapted and grown in many ways, such as setting up quarantine areas...

Teens & Tweens: Return to School or Not?

For Cincinnati mom Katie Bradley, deciding whether to send her kids back to school has been stressful. With three kids, in first and eighth grade and high school, she has mixed feelings, especially since she has already received an...

Overcoming Back-to-School Anxiety in a Pandemic

Going back to school can be anxiety-provoking for many children. This year is no different -- except everything is magnified. Kids are excited to see their friends and teachers after months of being cooped up at home, but the...

Switching Schools: When is It a Good Idea?

The pandemic has brought a host of changes to life as we know it, including to the way schools will run in the fall. For families on the fence about the upcoming school year, know you’re not alone. While...

Play Dates and the Pandemic

In many ways, life during quarantine was easier. We stayed home, businesses were closed and the guidelines were very clear cut. As Ohio has slowly reopened this summer under Governor DeWine’s Responsible RestartOhio plan, parents have had to make a...

How to celebrate July 4 weekend in Cincinnati

July 4 is this weekend, and the celebrations will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. But that doesn't mean you won't be able to enjoy fireworks, parades and festivities. We've compiled a list of places offering...

Preventing Summer Slide

As parents, we wear many hats. This spring, parents were asked to wear yet another hat: teacher. For many parents, distance learning was a struggle; we felt like our teaching efforts just weren’t enough. And now, we’re in the...

Pregnant During the Pandemic

Masks. Telehealth appointments. Cancelled birth classes. Forced isolation. For mothers preparing to give birth in the year 2020, things have looked a lot different than they did not all that long ago. The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has turned the...

Local Spotlight: Sew Masks 4 Cincy

In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cincinnati truly rose to the occasion. However, not only did existing nonprofits and organizations offer support -- some were actually created, seemingly out of thin air. Sew Masks 4 Cincy (SM4C) started this...

Ohio playgrounds are reopening today!

In the last few weeks, many Ohio attractions have slowly started to reopen, in accordance to Governor DeWine's Responsible ReStart Ohio Plan. June 10 (today!) is particularly significant -- Ohio playgrounds are opening today!   Of course, there will have several virus...

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