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.

Discovering the New Dinosaur Gallery at COSI in Columbus

As parents of 4-year-olds everywhere can attest — and as the image below suggests — we are at peak levels of dinosaur obsession in my house. [caption id="attachment_49524" align="aligncenter" ... Read more

Exploring Cleveland Orchestra's Family-Friendly Concerts at Severance Hall

As I’ve mentioned before, my oldest son is a total music lover. I don’t know any other 4-year-olds who sit quietly through an entire summer Cleveland Orchestra concert. It’s also not uncommon fo... Read more

All Aboard for Great Fun at the Great Lakes Science Center

  I gladly welcome any reason to take my boys to the Great Lakes Science Center, so when the opportunity arose to check out the newest exhibition, “All Aboard! The Science of Trains,” we m... Read more

Lighting up Imaginations at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History

As the mom of two young boys, I know I can always count on the Cleveland Museum of Natural History for hours of entertainment. For us, the dinosaur bones and earthquake simulator alone are a worth ... Read more

Introducing Kids to the Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Festival

While my husband and I are dragging our feet about getting our 3-year-old son involved in sports (we know we want to, but when, what, and where? So many unknowns!), one thing we’re certain of is tha... Read more

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

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