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.

‘Ultimate Dinosaurs’ at CMNH is a Must-See for Families

If anyone in your family loves dinosaurs — and let’s face it, what young child isn’t fascinated by them? — you’ll want to visit the Cleveland Museum of Natural History to check out “Ultim... Read more

Santa Experiences in Northeast Ohio

When it comes to getting your kids’ pictures taken with Santa, times have changed. While nearly every shopping mall still offers an audience with the jolly old elf, the set-ups are more spacious, be... Read more

Urban Air Adventure Park Opens in Akron

There’s a new spot for indoor fun in the region. Located in Akron, Urban Air Adventure Park offers nearly a dozen different attractions — providing entertainment for the whole family, from toddler... Read more

Yankee Peddler Festival Returns to Canal Fulton for its 47th Year

For fans of craft fairs, the approach of fall in Northeast Ohio means one thing: the return of Yankee Peddler Festival. Held at Clay’s Park Resort in Canal Fulton, the event spans three weekends ... Read more

Introduce Your Kids to the Cleveland Orchestra — and Save Money — With the ‘Under 18s Free’ Program

In Northeast Ohio, we are fortunate to have a top-ranking orchestra right in our own backyard. The world renowned Cleveland Orchestra dazzles audiences of all ages downtown at Severance Hall and at Bl... Read more

Tips for Planning a Family Trip to Chicago

If you’re looking for a family getaway that’s relatively close to home and doesn’t require each parent to use a lot of PTO, a long weekend trip to Chicago is a great option. There’s tons to do... Read more

To the Mom Friends who Told me the Things I Didn’t Know: Thank You

It’s common knowledge that the moment you announce your pregnancy, well-meaning family, friends, acquaintances, coworkers and people in line at the grocery store check-out will pepper you with unsol... Read more

Our Journey Through ‘Amazing Butterflies’ at Cleveland Botanical Garden

The Cleveland Botanical Garden’s recently-opened “Amazing Butterflies” exhibit checks all the boxes that I like to see when I take my sons to a new attraction: educational, fun for kids, and int... Read more

Kids Have a Magical Time at COSI’s ‘Mythic Creatures’

My family and I enjoy making day trips to Columbus, which usually include a visit to COSI (Center of Science and Industry). While the science center’s permanent exhibits are more than enough to keep... Read more

Great Toys for Kids: Transportation Edition

With two young sons (currently ages 3 and 5), I’ve become somewhat of a self-proclaimed expert when it comes to toys of certain genres (dinosaurs, for example). Topping the list of interesting toys ... Read more

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