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Kristen Kelly

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Kristen is a mom, wife, educator, and blogger living in Cleveland Heights with her husband Dave, 3 year-old son Patrick, and 5 year-old nephew Nicholas. Kristen moved to Cleveland 11 years ago after living in southern Ohio all of her life. After graduating from Ohio University (Go Bobcats!), she moved to Northeast Ohio, and has loved it ever since! Kristen and her family love getting out to enjoy all that NEO has to offer, and shares her experiences, both in parenting and NEO, on her blog www.readysetparenthood.com!

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Open the Door to Preschool

2017 Editions Ages & Stages Education Featured January 2017 Magazine Parenting

Picking the right preschool program and making sure your child is prepared can be stressful, especially since this may be their first experience being away from home. It's important to know the type of program you are looking for, as well as what features are a priority. Narrow down your list with these six important factors.

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Art Smart: 5 Ways to Encourage Creativity in Your Child

2016 Editions Ages & Stages December 2016 Featured Magazine

Art programs are becoming increasingly limited at many schools, with students only having access to art education once or twice a week. However, there are a variety of ways that parents can foster creativity in their little artists outside of school.

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Welcome Home: How All Family Members can Prepare for Their Newly Adopted or Foster Child

2016 Editions Magazine November 2016 Parenting

When a family makes the decision to serve as foster or adoptive parents, there is a lot to consider in order to prepare for the addition of a young child or teenager. Agencies that support and assist families with this process share what parents — and other members of the family — can do to get ready before the child arrives home.

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