Archives by: Kristen J. Gough

Kristen J. Gough

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About the author

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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Wintertime Fun Handbook

2014 Editions December 2014 Featured
The first day of winter has come and gone. In Northeast Ohio, we are all waiting for Mother Nature to gear up and turn on the snow machine. When the flakes start to fly or if you are just interested in skating on the ice, here are some places to go during this winter season. ...
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Tips on How to Teach Your Kids to be More Polite

2014 Editions Featured Magazine October 2014
Helping kids understand etiquette and how to be polite goes way beyond knowing what fork to use at a nice restaurant. Catherine Holloway, an etiquette consultant in Cleveland, along with other experts, provides advice on how to help children interact with others in social situations. ...
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A Dad’s Life in Northeast Ohio: The balancing act of fatherhood and everything in between

2014 Editions Featured Magazine October 2014

By the time he gets home at 5:45 p.m., Tiger LaVerde has already had a full day from his heavy teaching schedule, including AP Calculus and Statistics, to his afternoon

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Ways to Help Your Child Survive Tryouts

2014 Editions August 2014 Magazine Parenting
Whether your child wants to become the star of the stage or the star quarterback, the tryout comes first. Preparing your child for an audition or sports tryout can be challenging, especially if you don’t know the process or you don’t have experience with the particular activity. ...
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11 Sweet Treat Spots Around Northeast Ohio

2014 Editions Food July 2014 Magazine
Ice cream and summertime go hand in hand. Thankfully, Northeast Ohio has plenty of ice cream shops to satisfy your cravings. Whether you’re looking for a vintage-inspired ice cream parlor or a modern shop with unique flavors, you can find them here. ...
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5-Minute Kid-Friendly Ice Cream

2014 Editions Food July 2014 Magazine
No need for an ice cream maker with this recipe that uses ingredients — and equipment — you’re likely to have on hand already. For this fun recipe, each person creates his or her own ice cream using plastic bags. ...
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Quick Family Staycations in Ohio

2014 Editions July 2014 Magazine
Squeeze in a quick weekend trip by heading out to one of Ohio’s many great family destinations in Dayton, Columbus, Sandusky, Toledo, Cleveland, or Akron. Each of these cities has its own unique vibe and things to do. ...
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Dos and Don’ts for Green Smoothie Success

2014 Editions Health June 2014 Magazine
Green Monster Smoothie recipes have been making the rounds online lately. If you’ve been thinking about trying green smoothies, Anne Thacker, a registered dietician with Vitamix, and the mother of two young children, has a few hints for veggie smoothie success. ...
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Going Fresh While Saving Money

2014 Editions Finance Health June 2014 Magazine
You don’t have to drain your wallet to give your family fresh fruits and vegetables. Frank Cangemi, owner of Miles Farmers Market in Solon, offers his advice on staying on a budget while buying the best produce. ...
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5 Clever Ways to Get Kids to Eat Their Greens

2014 Editions Food June 2014 Magazine
Convincing kids to eat healthy food can be a challenge. It’s worth the effort to get your child in the habit of eating — and even liking — good-for-them foods. These tips — including trips to farmers markets, new recipe ideas and more — can help. ...
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