Mom About Town

Northeast Ohio Parent Managing/Digital Editor Denise Koeth is raising her two sons while working part-time. She and her husband make a point to take the boys to area events and attractions, and Denise is always on the lookout for new, kid-friendly destinations. Here she will share her experiences in seeking family-friendly fun throughout the Northeast Ohio region.

Cleveland Botanical Garden Glows with Festive Cheer

Glow has returned to the Cleveland Botanical Garden for the season, and it’s the perfect place to take your kids for a cozy, festive and educational outing. All the usual attractions are covered ... Read more

Parents Share their Halloween Candy Favorites

We recently held a giveaway on the Northeast Ohio Parent Facebook page for tickets to the Greater Cleveland Aquarium’s annual Hauntaquarium event. To enter, parents were told to share their favorite... Read more

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Now Open in Columbus

The new LEGOLAND Discovery Center Columbus opened last week and for LEGO-lovers of all ages, it’s worth making the short drive down to Columbus. Located inside the Easton Town Center complex, LEG... Read more

New at Kalahari Sandusky: Bugs Burrow for Little Water Lovers

Earlier this summer, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions in Sandusky unveiled some new features: Bugs Burrow, an outdoor waterplay area designed especially for the littlest water lovers to splash and pla... Read more

Thomas Town at Kennywood is Just a One-Tank Trip Away

When I heard about the all-new Thomas Town area opening this summer at Kennywood amusement park, located southeast of Pittsburgh in West Mifflin, Pa., I welcomed the chance to check out the kid-focuse... Read more

Update on New Exhibits, Species at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium

If you haven’t visited the Greater Cleveland Aquarium in a while — or especially if your family has yet to visit this local gem — now is a great time to dive in, as GCA is in the midst of comple... Read more

‘Watermelon Magic’ at Great Lakes Science Center is Mesmerizing for Young Kids

A recent visit to the Great Lakes Science Center with my 4-year-old and 2-year-old sons proved to be even more of a learning experience than it usually is. After burning off some energy at the TapeSca... Read more

Smartickles Toy Store in Medina Offers More than just Great Toys

It’s rare to find a high quality, locally-owned, brick and mortar toy store nowadays — after all, even that childhood staple, Toys R Us, couldn’t last forever. That’s why when Smartickles Toy ... Read more

A First-Timer's Impression of the I-X Indoor Amusement Park

Though I’ve lived in the greater Cleveland area for most of my life, I’d never had any experience with the I-X Indoor Amusement Park, aside from its catchy theme song (you know the one: "So cool s... Read more

Plan for Family Fun at the Cleveland Orchestra's Family Concert Series

By now, of course, we all know my 4-year-old son is a budding musician. (Update: he received a drum set as a Christmas gift, so drum solos are now part of daily life in our house. Payback will be swee... Read more

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