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.

Exploring Akron Zoo’s Curious Creatures Exhibit

I love the kid-friendly size and layout of the Akron Zoo, so my family has been visiting since my oldest son was a baby. This time around, we were excited to check out the all-new Curious Creatures ex... Read more

The Power of 'Touch' at the Akron Art Museum

I love getting up close and personal with art. As my husband can attest, I’ve been told by museum staff on two separate occasions to back away from a painting. (Of course I wasn't going to touch the... Read more

Pleasing a Little Pancake Lover at the Farmpark's Maple Sugaring Weekends

For as long as I can remember, my oldest son has been obsessed with pancakes. Since he learned to say the word, it’s a frequent mealtime request — and not just for breakfast.We’ve always used 10... Read more

Bouncy Winter Break fun at Romp n Stomp

If your kids are starting to get cabin fever during their break from school this week, I have an excellent suggestion: take them to burn off — I mean bounce off — their energy at Romp n Stomp Infl... Read more

Jumping Aboard the Santa Train

I admit, we've been slackers when it comes to Santa. Our oldest son will be celebrating his fourth Christmas this year, and we've never taken him to see Santa.My husband and I never wanted to subj... Read more

Tunnels, Slides and...Rubber Piggies at Cafe O'Play

I am the proud new owner of six 18-inch rubber pigs. Let me back up and explain...Last weekend, I met a friend and her son at Cafe O'Play in Stow. It's always a favorite meeting place because it o... Read more

Toddler-Friendly Fun at Hauntaquarium Under the Big Top

I’ve wanted to visit the Greater Cleveland Aquarium, but have never quite gotten around to it. That’s why, when I saw an ad for this year’s Hauntaquarium Under the Big Top, I bought tickets the ... Read more

Cleveland Metroparks’ Boo at the Zoo

Fall is by far my favorite season in Northeast Ohio. I’m a fall festival junkie, a corn maze addict and a Halloween event aficionado. So of course, my husband and I bundled up the boys and made the ... Read more

Travel Back in Time at the Great Lakes Medieval Faire

Last weekend, my family traveled back in time and spent a day in 13th Century England at The Great Lakes Medieval Faire & Marketplace. Though our family is on the younger side — we have two boys... Read more