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.

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

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

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