May 2019

May 2019

Northeast Ohio Party Planning Guide — May 2019

Make your occasion extra special with these venues and entertaining possibilities.

5 Star Talent
Specializing in face painting, balloon twisting, clowning and magic, 5 Star prides itself on being professional,

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5 Things I’ll Always Remember About my Mom

The word “mother” makes me think of two things. It makes me think of my mother, and all the things she has done for my three sisters and me.

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Rights for Moms

Being a mom is joyful and sometimes challenging. Whether you are pregnant, breastfeeding, planning to foster or adopt, or trying to conceive, other people comment on your decisions about parenting.

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Family Vacation Options: Exploring Universal Studios Orlando

Universal Studios is the second biggest destination for families going to Orlando, Fla., with two theme parks and one water park, as well as several hotels that provide free transportation

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A Home for Teens: Working with Older Youth in Foster Care

According to the Public Children Services Association of Ohio, as of last July, 31 percent of children in custody were ages 12-17, and 913 children aged out of the system. While many families pursue building a family through adoption and imagining parenting younger children, there is a great need for teen foster and adoption. ...
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For Child Development, Get Back to Toy Basics

A recent report by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) titled “Selecting Appropriate Toys for Young Children in the Digital Era” offers guidance that can help you navigate shopping for

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Fighting for Jett

Twenty-two-month-old Jett seems like a typical toddler. He is curious about the world around him, but also tightly clings to his parents. His big brown eyes light up the

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Break from Boring: Pack More Punch into your Kids’ Breakfast & Lunch

The end of the school year likely means lunch packing and breakfast prep for your kids has gotten a bit monotonous. Cleveland reporter, food blogger and video podcaster Jen Picciano shares some simple recipes and fun ideas to revamp your kids' meals for the remaining days of school and into summer break. ...
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Grade Retention: What to do if Your Child is Held Back

The school year is coming to an end. However, regardless of best efforts, some students are faced with the prospect of being retained instead of moving to the next grade with their peers. This can be a tough decision for both parents and students. Learn how to discuss the news with your child, as well as advice for easing the process based on a child's age and grade level. ...
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Grow Family Traditions and Memories Through Gardening

If you don’t yet have a garden, you may want to consider it. The health benefits include increased physical and outdoor activity, reduced stress, healthier eating, and more. Children also enjoy participating in family gardening, getting their hands dirty and feeling proud of the end result. Here are some fun ways to plan an outdoor garden with your kids. ...
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