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.

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

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

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