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Kristen J. Gough

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I’m a freelance writer, recipe developer, and—most importantly—mother of three. My work has appeared in KIWI, Parenting, Parents, Relish, USAA Magazine,,, and Yahoo Shine!. I’m currently a contributing editor for MetroParent magazine, the regional parenting publication of the greater Detroit area.

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Fall Weekend Adventures in Ohio: Bikes & Pancakes

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Magazine September 2017 Things to do
Dubbed “A Festival for the Fast and the Curious,” NEOCycle, which takes place in Cleveland this weekend, is the country’s largest urban cycling festival. Pair the family-friendly event with some great local eats for an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned for more fall fun, as we offer suggestions for activities to keep your crew busy every Saturday this month. From nearby festivals to farther away adventures, it's time to mark your calendars. ...
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Fall Weekend Adventures in Ohio: Zany Rides & Tempting Tacos

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium's Zoombezi Bay
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine September 2017 Things to do
September marks the end of summer and the start of fall. Make the most of the upcoming change in seasons by filling your weekends with family fun. Need a few ideas? We offer suggestions for activities to keep your crew busy every Saturday this month, beginning with Labor Day weekend. From nearby festivals to farther away adventures, it's time to mark your calendars. ...
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Back-to-School Buys: Trendy Supplies your Kids will Want

Trends in school supplies for kids
2017 Editions Ages & Stages August 2017 Education Featured Magazine Parenting

I still recall as a grade schooler dreading the end of summer. The only bright spot with the coming year? Shopping for school supplies. My favorite part was picking out

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9 Must-Have Travel Apps for Family Trips

Must-have apps for family travel
2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured July 2017 Magazine Parenting Technology
Whether you're packing up the car for a weekend road trip or planning a cross-country journey, ease your summer travel with these must-have apps that cover everything from planning and navigation to entertainment and looking up local hot spots. ...
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Head-to-Toe Teen Style Guide

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine March 2017 Teens
Figuring out exactly what is and isn’t trendy when it comes to teen fashions can be tricky — that’s why we've taken the guesswork out of refreshing your teen’s style. We talked to fashion experts to find out what teens will be wearing this spring. Here's a hint: t-shirts and jeans are always in — just with a little different style this season. ...
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Tips to Help Your Child in the Second Semester of College

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2017 Magazine Parenting
Freshman year of college is the first time most students are away from mom and dad for a significant stretch of time — and they're also adjusting to roommates, college food, exams and more. Learn how to help your teen finish the year strong. ...
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Cool Northeast Ohio Hangouts for Teens and Tweens

2016 Editions Ages & Stages Featured Magazine November 2016 Teens Things to do
As children get older, spending time with their friends becomes more and more important — and playdates and playgrounds just don’t cut it. Luckily, Northeast Ohio offers a variety of places where tweens and teens can hang out, have fun and stay safe. ...
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Northeast Ohio’s Great Indoors: Spots for Playing and Learning this Winter

2016 Editions Featured Magazine November 2016 Things to do Uncategorized
Cold weather is on its way, so now is a great time to swing into the autumn and winter seasons with some places for toddlers to elementary-age kids to learn and play. Check out our list of local spots. ...
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Home Grown: Radio Host Sara Carnes on her family, career and more!

Featured September 2016
Photo by Kim Stahnke
Photo by Kim Stahnke

Talking to Sara Carnes feels like chatting with a high school best friend you haven’t seen in a few years — she’s approachable and sweet, yet

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Family Travel: Buckeye Bound

July 2016 Uncategorized
With a day in Columbus full of chocolate-stuffed croissants, astronauts, lions, ice cream and more, your kids should sleep soundly on the drive back to Cleveland. Check out our itinerary to kick start your family's stay at Ohio's capital city. ...
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