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Denise Koeth is managing/digital editor of Northeast Ohio Parent. She writes for and assists with production of the print magazine, as well as manages digital content on the website and oversees the brand’s social media activity. Denise grew up in Northeast Ohio and she and her husband are currently raising their two boys here.

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Local Moms Create Free Babysitting Exchange App

2017 Editions Ages & Stages April 2017 Featured Latest News Magazine Parenting Technology

The average U.S. family spends more than $1,000 a year on babysitting, according to two Akron moms who believe they have hacked the babysitting problem.

Enter Komae (a Greek word for “village”), a new app that gives parents back their freedom with a babysitting exchange platform. Using the app, parents create a profile, invite friends to join their “village,” and exchange free babysitting through points instead of money. The app calculates, stores and transfers points based on things like the amount of time per session, how many kids are being cared for, and whether it’s a weekend or weekday.

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Cleveland Orchestra Announces 100th Season for 2017-18

Music Things to do
The Cleveland Orchestra has announced details of its 2017-18 calendar — what will be the ensemble’s 100th year of concerts and the launch of its second century of performances. Returning once again is the family-friendly “Under 18s Free” program, which aims to make attending concerts an affordable experience for area families. ...
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Helping Children Through Divorce

Ages & Stages Featured Parenting

More than one million children in the U.S. are affected by divorce or separation each year.

A recent report issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) addresses the ways in which a child’s pediatrician can help them through difficult transitions.

Talking Through It
According to Skyler Kalady, M.D., a pediatrician at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, divorce and separation can impact children of all ages

“When parents are going through difficult times, children perceive that, regardless of their age,” says Kalady. “So while kids may express their stresses in different ways at different ages, it’s important for parents to be as open and honest as possible, even with difficult situations.”

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Empowering Epilepsy Seeks Team Members for Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon

Fitness Health Things to do

Empowering Epilepsy is looking for 40 runners and 20 volunteers, plus fundraising support, to join its team for the 2017 Rite Aid Cleveland Marathon, which will take place May 20-21.

The organization’s goal is to raise $15,000 as a Gold Charity Sponsor, with team members asking their friends and family to support the run “to help change the conversation about epilepsy.”

Participation options for the event include the full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 8K, 5K and Kids’ Run. All events feature a walking division.

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Celebrate all Things Maple at the Farmpark’s Maple Sugaring Weekends

Maple Syrup Events Things to do

For as long as I can remember, my oldest son has been obsessed with pancakes. Since he learned to say the word, it’s a frequent mealtime request — and not just for breakfast.

We’ve always used 100% maple syrup in our home, rather than the imitation stuff. The last few years, that’s meant stocking up at a local pancake breakfast during “Maple Season” here in Northeast Ohio. Since I use maple syrup for baking, too, it’s not unusual for us to purchase a whole gallon for the year.

When I heard about Maple Sugaring Weekends at the Lake Metroparks Farmpark, I knew it would make for a great family excursion so my 3-year-old could learn where his favorite pancake topping comes from. Plus, with the playground, animal demonstrations and everything else there is to do at the Farmpark, it’s always worth the trip.

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Uber and Cavs Team up for New Partnership

Uber is now the Official Ride of the Cleveland Cavaliers — a new partnership that will provide more game travel options to Cavs fans headed downtown to the Quicken Loans Arena this season. As part of the new partnership, there will be a dedicated Uber Pickup Zone in front of Tower City Center on Huron Road. ...
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Hanna Perkins Adds Free Parent Track to Annual Conference

Ages & Stages Parenting
Hanna Perkins has added a free track for parents to its educational conference, which takes place in April. Parents will learn about many topics, including nutrition, characteristics of children and when they develop, tactics to avoiding bullying, and more. ...
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Help Your Aging Loved One Manage Finances while Minimizing Stress

2017 Editions Aging Answers February 2017 Health Magazine

Caregivers are almost inevitably called upon to participate in the planning and management of a loved one’s financial future. While no single process can help everyone work through this delicate and complicated task, there are some steps caregivers can take to reduce uncertainty and lessen the effects of a crisis.

Open the Lines of Communication
Few topics are as sensitive — or as important — as personal finances. Any conversation on money matters needs to be handled with respect for your loved one’s autonomy and feelings.

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