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13 Great Experience Gifts for Kids (That aren’t Toys!)

I love Christmas. Really, I love it a lot. I love watching my kids in the Sunday School program, decorating our home, listening to Christmas carols, and giving gifts. But sometimes Christmas leaves me feeling a little like the Grinch. read more

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Stay Safe in Bitter Cold Temperatures

The first big chills of the winter season can feel especially brutal.

When the weather takes a sharp turn for the colder, it can be easy for us to get caught out of practice with our winter preparedness. read more

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Keep kids learning during winter break from school

Staying Sharp: Keep Kids Learning During Winter Break

For students and teachers, winter break is a time to relax, catch up with family and enjoy time away from the school year structure — but it doesn’t mean children should completely take a break from learning. Find ways to take advantage of educational opportunities outside of the classroom. ...
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Cleveland Hearing and Speech Center Parent Tip of the Week

The Importance of Reading Aloud to Your Child

Reading aloud to a child for 15 minutes every day — approximately the time of a bedtime story — is crucial for reading, learning and language skill development. As we head into the busy holiday season, it's even more important to set aside time each day to read with your young child — and to make sure older children spend time reading during their upcoming winter break from school. ...
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investing for your kids

Cash: the Gift that Keeps on Giving

It’s that time of year when your child is about to be inundated with the hottest toys, the newest gadgets and, likely, some cash. read more

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safe infant sleep practices

Ohio Couple Hopes to Inspire Safe Sleep Practices

Meagen Gries shares the tragic story about the death of her infant daughter, Molly Ann, every chance she gets. It’s her way of impressing on parents the importance of safe sleep practices. Just maybe, when a parent hears about how Molly died, a light will go on. read more

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An Introduction: Thank You for Having Me

Hello Northeast Ohio Parent readers!  My name is Brea Schmidt and I am a Cleveland-based writer, photographer, speaker and advocate for the fellow mom. I’m so excited to be joining the Northeast Ohio Parent bloggers and look forward to sharing some words with you that will hopefully offer you some positivity and perspective as you go through your parenting journey. read more

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The Fish Cleveland, Sara Carnes

#CLEMAMA: The Importance of Music in Kids’ Lives

I was recently a “guest star” at my daughter’s school and it was pretty special. I had the opportunity to sing and talk about music appreciation with her second grade class. read more

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