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Let’s Go Underground!

If you’re looking for a new family adventure this summer, why not head underground? The Midwest is home to a number of intricate cave networks, several of them right here in Ohio, where kids and adults can get up...

Fostering Love 

That timeless parenting phrase -- “it takes a village” -- is never more applicable than when discussing foster care. Hamilton County Job and Family Services (HCJFS) defines a foster parent as “someone who takes care, temporarily, of a child ... they do...

Keep Calm and Parent On 

We think of childhood as a carefree time of play and fun, but in reality, anxiety can manifest in children at nearly any age. We’re taking a look at some of the causes and symptoms of childhood anxiety, along...

Preparing for Camp 

Summer camp season is quickly approaching. If you’ve already taken the first step and registered your child for camp, it’s now time to start preparing your child for what’s next. Here are some tips to help your camper navigate the...

Let’s Be Friends 

Nearly 1 in 59 children have an autism spectrum disorder, meaning there is a good chance that you and your family will meet a child with autism at school or on the playground. While some of the major misconceptions...

Local Spotlight: The Wonder Plan 

Have you scrolled through your Facebook feed lately? It can be so … negative. Mommy wars. Political acrimony. Bullying. In a world that can be so negative and discouraging, Ohioan Jason Tharp is pure positivity. Tharp is the very...

Your Teen and Money 

When Laura Stith’s sons began a paper route, they were required to put some of their earnings into savings. The Mount Lookout resident wanted her sons to avoid the infamous “burning a hole in your pocket” syndrome. Stith tried...

Helping Your Child with Special Needs Cope with Moving 

Moving can be a stressful experience, from the moment you decide to put your house on the market to months after the boxes are unpacked. And this may be especially true for parents of children with special needs. You...

Why Preschool Matters 

Most parents would agree that the first few years of their child’s life seem to pass in the blink of an eye. Those wonderful, exciting and often sleepless days become weeks, and then years. And before you know it,...

Pure Genius 

Before I was a parent, I used to have a good idea of what a genius was. Or at least, a general idea. A genius was someone with a sky high IQ, a giant brain. Sometimes these Mensa folks...

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