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.

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

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

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