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August 2017

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine

Documenting Healthcare Choices Puts You in Charge

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , August 2017 , Health , Magazine

In her role as a nurse practitioner at Hospice of the Western Reserve, Sarah Blowers helps individuals with advance...
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Advantages of senior living facilities

Is Community Living Right for Your Elderly Parent?

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , August 2017 , Health , Magazine

Caring for an older mother or father can be a challenge, both physically and mentally But if the parent lives in a ...
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Protection from Common Scams Affecting Seniors

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , August 2017 , Health , Magazine

Sadly, financial abuse of seniors is not uncommon According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, more than 2 mill...
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Sara Carnes, of 95.5 The Fish

#CLEMAMA: It’s True: Hiking Makes you Happier

2017 Editions , August 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

Summer vacation is something my family and I always look forward to each year Every year brings pretty much the sam...
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solar eclipse events

Where to View the August 21 Solar Eclipse in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , August 2017 , Featured , Latest News , Magazine , Things to do

On Aug 21, 2017, people across the US will see the sun disappear behind the moon In Ohio, we will view a partial so...
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The Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field

10 Cleveland-Area Must-Dos Before Summer Ends

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

As August begins and back-to-school supplies hit the shelves, it’s easy to feel like the summer has slipped away ...
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Enrichment activities for kids in Ohio

Northeast Ohio Enrichment Activities Guide

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , dance , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

From arts, music, theater and dance to tutoring, nature, sports and more, here’s the rundown of what your child c...
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Beyond the Studio: Dance Opens Doors to Other Future Roles

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , dance , Featured , Magazine

Eleven-year-old Quin spent her summer at the Christine Jones-Meneer School of Dance in Munroe Falls Ashley Prado, h...
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Stage Wonders: Northeast Ohio Theatre Experiences for Children

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

In a dark auditorium on Cleveland’s near west side, a curly-haired girl of 5 or 6 is standing on her seat passion...
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healthy and safe school lunches

Safe School Lunches: Pack to Keep Out Bacteria with these Food Handling Tips

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Food , Health , Magazine , Parenting

As parents, we try to choose the most healthy options — and also provide a variety of items — at lunchtime When...
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Cleveland, Ohio graduates

Classroom Look Back: Ohio Grads Honored by Local Teachers & Staff

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine

Last year’s school year has come and gone As we move forward to the 2017-18 school year, teachers and other staff...
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Making the Transition from Summer Days to School Days

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

As the lazy, hazy days of summer melt away like a popsicle on the hot pavement, family thoughts turn to the approac...
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Trends in school supplies for kids

Back-to-School Buys: Trendy Supplies your Kids will Want

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

I still recall as a grade schooler dreading the end of summer The only bright spot with the coming year? Shopping f...
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Return to a school year sleep routine

Crash Course: Returning to a School-Year Sleep Routine

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

With school on the horizon, it’s likely supply lists have been checked off, overgrown locks trimmed, and backpack...
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Akron Zoo is sensory inclusive thanks to the efforts of KultureCity

Akron Zoo Becomes Sensory Inclusive

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Magazine , Special Needs , Things to do

This summer, Akron Zoo became certified as sensory inclusive thanks to Jeff and Amy Belles, who run the local chapt...
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The Special Needs IEP Process

A Mom’s Perspective of the Individualized Education Program (IEP)

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine , Special Needs

We recently went through the process of getting an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for one of our sons Befor...
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Northeast Ohio Parent magazine's Reading Room

Books for Kids: Reading Room for the 2017-18 School Year

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Education , Magazine

Looking for some great reads for your kids? Check out the list below, recommended by local libraries and other sour...
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Food chaining for kids who are picky eaters

Food Chaining: Double the Number of Foods Your Child Eats

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , August 2017 , Featured , Food , Health , Magazine , Parenting

Good nutrition is important for healthy growth and development, and it sets the stage for a lifetime of healthy eat...
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July 2017

Cleveland and Akron parenting bloggers

Northeast Ohio Parent Blogger Lineup

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Latest News , Magazine , Parenting

As part of the rollout of the new Northeast Ohio Parent website last fall, we revamped our lineup of bloggersJ...
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Cleveland's Sara Carnes talks motherhood

#CLEMama: You Know You’re a Mom When…

2017 Editions , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

 You know you’re a mom when you reach in your purse at work and pull out a half-eaten PB&J sandwich ...
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How to create a kids' scavenger hunt

Create a Summer Scavenger Hunt for your Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

Have your kids run out of things to do? Is it raining or too hot to play outside? A scavenger hunt is the perfect b...
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What to pack for your college student's dorm room

Essential Dorm Details Missing from Your College Student’s Packing List

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

When my daughter went to college last fall, we used every spare inch of the space in our vehicle to carry her stuff...
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Animal volunteer opportunities in the Cleveland and Akron areas

Help Animals in Need: Ohio Volunteer Opportunities for Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

Here are some animal organizations in the region that are in need of help:Looking to introduce your children to...
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Lawn mower safety tips from Akron Children's Hospital

Lawn Mower Safety Tips

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Health , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

According to national studies, an average of 13 children are treated in emergency departments every day and approxi...
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Ohio organizations fight childhood hunger

Ohio Groups Battle Child Hunger in the Summer Months

2017 Editions , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine

Summer is a time when most people envision kids having fun on their break, however, for some youth, it means they...
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2017 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards: Health, Learning & More

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Health , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

When Northeast Ohio Parent asked readers about their family-friendly favorites around the region, an overwhelming...
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The best local businesses in Northeast Ohio

2017 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards: Food & Shopping

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , July 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

When Northeast Ohio Parent asked readers about their family-friendly favorites around the region, an overwhelming...
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Top things to do with kids in the greater Cleveland area.

2017 Northeast Ohio Parent Choice Awards: Things to do with Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

When Northeast Ohio Parent asked readers about their family-friendly favorites around the region, an overwhelming...
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Winners and runners-up for the Northeast Ohio Parent magazine Cover Kids Contest.

2017 Cover Kids Contest Winners

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Latest News , Magazine

Northeast Ohio Parent magazine’s Cover Kids contest returns for the second year! We received close to 200 entries...
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Set up a great lemonade stand with your kids

Help your Kids Create the Perfect Lemonade Stand

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

There’s nothing like a cool glass of lemonade on a hot day And there’s nowhere better to get that lemonade than...
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Must-have apps for family travel

9 Must-Have Travel Apps for Family Trips

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Technology

From games for the kids to looking up local hot spots, here are some apps your family shouldn’t travel without th...
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Avoid vehicular heat stroke with these safety tips

Hot Cars and Kids: Facts about Vehicular Heat Stroke

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Health , July 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

 As the temperatures increase, so do the dangers surrounding little ones and cars On average, 37 children ...
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Ohio summer festivals and events

Things to Do with Kids: Ohio Summer Festivals

2017 Editions , Featured , July 2017 , Latest News , Magazine , Things to do

All summer long, family-friendly festivals abound in the greater Cleveland/Akron area Find your family's next week...
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Ohio's best locally-owned ice cream shops.

Get the Scoop: Can't-Miss Ice Cream Shops in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , Featured , Food , July 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Northeast Ohio is Filled with frosty funThere’s a perfect mix of old-time parlors (like East Coast Custard an...
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Lehman's Hardware Store carries an array of tools and other items for living a simpler life.

Lehman’s Hardware Store: the One-Stop Shop for Simpler Living

2017 Editions , July 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Many Northern Ohioans might not have heard of Lehman’s — after all, it is located in Kidron, about an hour sout...
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June 2017

How to financially prepare for a new baby

3 Money Tips to Follow when Preparing for a New Baby

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

I have found the biggest mistake young families make is not planning prior to the arrival of their children The f...
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Make your Child's Sleepover at their Grandparents' House a Dreamy Success

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Aging Answers , Featured , Health , June 2017 , Parenting

The time will come, whether you are ready or not, when Grandma and Grandpa will ask if your precious child can slee...
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9 Ways Hospice Helps Family Caregivers

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , Health , June 2017 , Magazine

The most common statement I hear from former hospice families is, “Gee, I wish we had turned to hospice sooner”...
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Welcome to Parenthood

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

Parenting is like my grandma joining Facebook… or Christopher Columbus sailing to the New World You’re constant...
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Send Vacation Woes Packing with these Family Travel Tips

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

When planning a trip with the kids, parents try to think of all the unexpected situations and plan accordingly You ...
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Playground Etiquette for Kids and Parents

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

I’ve read hundreds of articles dictating the “rules” of playground etiquette It’s ironic because when you...
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Family-Friendly Outdoor Dining in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , Featured , Food , June 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Come summertime, many families want to leave their kitchens behind in favor of an outdoor meal so they can enjoy th...
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Explore Northeast Ohio's Summer Reading Fun

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Get your kids learning during the summer with this year’s summer reading programs Many libraries across the regio...
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Northeast Ohio Summer Safety Tips

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Health , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

It’s no secret to Northeast Ohio residents, when the gray clouds finally give way to sunny and clear skies, most ...
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Northeast Ohio Father’s Day Events

2017 Editions , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Make special plans with dad or the father figure in your life with these local happenings in the greater Cleveland/...
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Seeing Double with Dads of Twins

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

You don’t have to wait until the Twins Days Festival this August to see lots of twins Just north in Chagrin Falls...
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Home-Cooked Home Run

2017 Editions , Featured , Food , June 2017 , Magazine

Bring the stadium experience to your own home or to the next hometown match-up with these ballpark classics Veggi...
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Editor’s Review: Fidget Spinners

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

Bottle flipping is so 2016 for kids right now The new craze? Fidget Spinners They’ve been seen at school, plus lo...
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Having a Discussion with Tweens and Teens is a Tool in Suicide Prevention

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

 The Netflix show “13 Reasons Why” has been a topic of interest among teens, national media and adults...
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2017 Northeast Ohio Parent Summer Fun Guide

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , June 2017 , Latest News , Magazine , Things to do

When it comes to family fun in Northeast Ohio during the summer months, we’ve got you covered!Find great seas...
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Northeast Ohio Farmers Markets

2017 Editions , Featured , Food , June 2017 , Latest News , Magazine , Things to do

From June through September, farmers markets in the greater Cleveland area are in full swing It's the best time to ...
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Beyond the Tie: Give Dad an Experience Gift for Father’s Day

2017 Editions , Featured , June 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

When you walk into the store, are you quickly reminded of all the things dad does not need this Father’s Day? Col...
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May 2017

Introducing Reddy the Reading Dinosaur!

2017 Editions , Magazine , May 2017

Thank you to everyone who participated in our "What's my Name?" contest in April to create a name for the Northea...
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Northeast Ohio Party Planning Guide

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Things to do

From birthdays to graduations and every cause for celebration in between, there are many local resources availabl...
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How is Your Child Developing?

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Parenting

The list below includes some skills typical of a child’s development from infancy through age 5 Keep in mind, it...
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The Weight of Childhood Obesity

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , Health , Magazine , May 2017 , Parenting

The topic of childhood obesity isn’t new For more than 30 years, the medical community has warned against the har...
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Students Recognize and Show Appreciation to Northeast Ohio Educators

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

The start of spring not only brings nice weather, leaves on the trees, and flowers — it also reminds us that anot...
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Teacher Appreciation Gifts they will Appreciate

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Parenting

As the year closes, it’s always nice to thank a teacher for all the hard work he or she did with your child throu...
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Siblings Connect by Attending Camp Together

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

Sending all your children to camp can sometimes be a difficult feat, especially when you factor in varying interest...
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Keeping Families Together in Foster Care

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Parenting

Families thinking of adoption or foster care may be scrolling through the photos of children in need of homes They ...
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7 Places to Find Coupons

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

I’m always on the hunt for a good coupon or discount I’ve used coupons for almost everything — from the expec...
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How to Find a Summer Tutor for Your Child

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Parenting

With summer almost here, some parents might be wondering if their child needs a tutor Children who were struggling ...
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Lake Metroparks Offers Date Night Adventure Series

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Things to do

This spring and summer, Lake Metroparks invites couples to keep that flame alive by participating in a different ou...
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#CLEMAMA: Simple, Homemade and Straight from Heart is Still on Mom’s List

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

The older I get, the more I love to learn I’ve always been a history nerd, but more and more now I catch myself w...
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Celebrate with Good Taste, Thanks to Cleveland 19 News' Jen Picciano

2017 Editions , Featured , Food , Magazine , May 2017

"Entertaining is in my blood," jokes newscaster and Northeast Ohio native Jen Picciano, who recalls her mother’s ...
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Swim Season Primer: Which Flotation Devices are Safe?

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

As we prepare for another fun beach and pool season, parents are likely seeing a range of floatation devices and ot...
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2017 Northeast Ohio Mother’s Day Events

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2017 , Things to do

Celebrate mom or grandma this month with these festive Mother's Day eventsTEAS5/6Mom and Me Afternoon T...
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Pamper Mom all Month Long

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , May 2017

Mother’s Day is May 14, but why only celebrate Mom just one day of the year when she spends every day focusing on...
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April 2017

Local Moms Create Free Babysitting Exchange App

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Technology

The average US family spends more than $1,000 a year on babysitting, according to two Akron moms who believe they h...
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Intergenerational Living is Becoming a New Trend

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Aging Answers , April 2017 , Health , Magazine

What happens when you pair two generations together? This is being answered across the US and right here in Northea...
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Make the Visit to a Grandparent’s Residential Facility a Positive Experience for Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Aging Answers , April 2017 , Featured , Health , Magazine , Parenting

The reality for many grandchildren is that visits to grandpa or grandma occur within a nursing or residential facil...
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#CLEMAMA: Small Actions can Make Someone Smile when they Need it Most

2017 Editions , April 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

This month, I’m part of a group of more than 1,500 women in Northeast Ohio who have been reading a book called ...
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6 Unique Ways your Kids can Benefit from Camp

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Summer camp offers kids an opportunity to make new friends and experience time away from home while trying new adve...
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Northeast Ohio Earth Day Events

2017 Editions , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Things to do

4/22Creative Kids: Recycled Crafts It’s time to hike, explore and create using nature as an inspirational gui...
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Ways Kids in Northeast Ohio are Learning to Help the Environment

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine

January 2017 was the third warmest January in 137 years of modern record-keeping Approximately 40 percent of the la...
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How to Keep Infants and Toddlers Safe on an Airplane

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Parents might be unaware of the hazards children face while traveling on an airplaneThe study “In-flight Medi...
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Nix Airport Anxieties when Traveling with Baby

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Airplanes can be a source of anxiety for parents with young children, even before they take off from the runway Res...
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Navigate Toddler Roadblocks When Traveling

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Beach vacation with a toddler? Yeah, right! Most parents gawk at the idea of traveling to the grocery store with th...
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The Latest Baby Gear is both Adorable and Functional

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

With each new baby comes new gear Sometimes the sheer variety of products can feel overwhelming, thanks to all the ...
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Carry On: Babywearing Basics

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Having your hands full after your baby is born is an understatement Babywearing can become a next best solution to ...
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Northeast Ohio Sensory-Friendly Fun for Kids in April 2017

2017 Editions , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Special Needs , Things to do

Mondays Sky Zone Open Jump Exclusively for children with special needs and their siblings 4:30-6 pm
750 Alpha Dr...
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A Conversation with Temple Grandin

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Special Needs

Temple Grandin, professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University, best-selling author, speaker and consulta...
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How to Fit more Family Time — and Some 'Me Time' — into your Schedule

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Finding quality family time as a working parent is really tough, not to mention getting some grown-up “me time,...
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Tips for Managing Finances with your Significant Other

2017 Editions , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting

Financial problems make up one of the leading causes of divorce The emotional effects of money impact the quality o...
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7 Ways to STEMulate the Engineer or Scientist in your Child

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Education , Featured , Magazine

Could your child be a future scientist or engineer? Here are a few ways you can “STEMulate” your child’s tale...
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Ohio Bill Introduced to Help Breastfeeding Moms

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Featured , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

Breastfeeding moms might soon be excused from jury duty in OhioState Rep Anne Gonzales (R-Westerville) proposed...
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Gluten-Free Isn’t a Fad Diet for Kids with an Allergy

2017 Editions , April 2017 , Featured , Food , Health , Magazine , Worth Noting

For years, parents of kids diagnosed with celiac disease, or those given a more obscure diagnosis of non-celiac glu...
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'Build It!' at the Great Lakes Science Center

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , April 2017 , Magazine , Things to do , Worth Noting

Third-graders from Josiah Harris Elementary School in Amherst excitedly maneuver the little bricks into their own c...
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March 2017

‘Timeout’ with Cavs Academy Head Coach Kendall Chones

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Magazine , March 2017

Kendall Chones has Wine & Gold in his DNA His father, Jim Chones, a Cavaliers Legend and current Cavs Radio Net...
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#CLEMAMA: Connect with your Kids Thanks to these Conversation Starters

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

Sometimes I just find myself a little disconnected I try to stay hip and in the know with all the kids’ stuff, bu...
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All Sides of the Summer Camp Counselor

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017

Summer camp counselors do more than lead the pack of kids in their charge They become role models for campers to le...
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Head-to-Toe Teen Style Guide

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017

Skinny jeans? They’re probably ending up on the bottom of your teen’s jean pile these days Oh, and if you’ve ...
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A Tale of Teen Dating

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

In what seems like the blink of an eye, tots become teenagers Though some may be unwilling, parents now have to emb...
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Nighttime Phone Etiquette Guide for Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

After kids finish their homework and have eaten dinner, are they allowed to use their smartphones? The phone etique...
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Toxic Beauty: Safe ways to Keep your Makeup Fresh

2017 Editions , Featured , Health , Magazine , March 2017

You can protect yourself using these guidelines for an average shelf life limit on your favorite makeup itemsLi...
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Cleveland Monsters Dad Ryan Craig Talks Fatherhood and Life in the Region

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

Ryan Craig, 35, captain and left wing for the Cleveland Monsters, and his wife Jaydee weren’t just looking for th...
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Northeast Ohio Easter Activities

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Things to do

Hop into some fun this season with the following Easter-themed events, including egg hunts, visits with the Easter ...
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‘Please Touch’ at Akron Art Museum

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Things to do , Worth Noting

Experience art in a different way The “Please Touch” exhibit at the Akron Art Museum, which runs March 2 throug...
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Tired of Packing School Lunches?

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , Magazine , March 2017

It seems there are endless days left of creating school lunches — and of finding ways to actually get your kids t...
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Northeast Ohio Lenten Season Fish Frys

2017 Editions , Food , Magazine , March 2017

All-you-can-eat fish fry dinner every Friday through April 14th Fish Fry Dinner $775, Chicken Strip Dinner $7 5-7:3...
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Northeast Ohio Spring Resale April Events

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2017

After you read up on doing resale the right way, check the list below to find a children's resale or consignment ev...
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Children's Resale the Right Way

2017 Editions , Featured , Magazine , March 2017

Children’s consignment resales offer families the opportunity to purchase gently used, quality, name-brand clothe...
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Homeschool Learning Adventures in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

Get outside the classroom and gain some hands-on learning at these Greater Cleveland events that are geared toward ...
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Modern Homeschooling is Learning Without Boundaries

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

Homeschooling has changed! Anyone who still pictures children sitting around a kitchen table with their noses in te...
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Banish Bad Dreams

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Magazine , March 2017 , Parenting

It’s not clear at what age kids begin to dream, but even toddlers may speak about having dreams — pleasant ones...
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February 2017

Help Your Aging Loved One Manage Finances while Minimizing Stress

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2017 , Health , Magazine

Caregivers are almost inevitably called upon to participate in the planning and management of a loved one’s finan...
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Aging Answers Resource Directory

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2017 , Health , Magazine

There are many area agencies that provide services as well as volunteer opportunities Here are some resources for s...
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Planning for the Unexpected

2017 Editions , Aging Answers , February 2017 , Health , Magazine

What would happen to your family and financial affairs if you suddenly became incapacitated? If you don’t know th...
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#CLEMAMA: Motivate your Kids with a Revamped Rewards System

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2017 , Magazine

We’ve probably all experimented with a “rewards chart” with our kids to create incentives Maybe you tried it ...
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Northeast Ohio Maple Events

2017 Editions , Featured , February 2017 , Food , Magazine , Maple Syrup Events , Things to do

Check the list below for family-friendly places to celebrate the sweetest time of year in the region!2/11Tr...
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Maple Season is the Sweetest Time of Year

2017 Editions , Featured , February 2017 , Food , Magazine , Things to do

There is almost nothing in life so sweet as pure maple sugar — that is, if we’re speaking literallyDid you ...
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Healing Ways to Memorialize the Loss of an Infant

2017 Editions , February 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

Few emotional tidal waves rival the joy of expecting a baby, but dealing with a pregnancy loss could cause a devast...
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Student Spotlight: High School Senior Creates 3D Animations for Cleveland Museum of Natural History

2017 Editions , Education , Featured , February 2017 , Magazine , Technology , Worth Noting

Hernan Rincon, senior at Montessori High School at University Circle, created a 3D solar system for everyone to enj...
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Study Shows Early Introduction of Peanuts can Curb Allergies

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2017 , Food , Health , Magazine , Worth Noting

The National Institutes of Health is aiming to significantly reduce peanut allergies with new guidelines that call ...
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The Write Stuff: Helping kids develop their inner wordsmith teaches self-expression

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , February 2017 , Magazine

When I was in sixth grade, everything about my school was chaotic, except for Mrs Ingersoll She was loud, whether s...
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Plan a Trip for Two with your Son or Daughter

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Things to do

Parenthood brings changes Prior to having my daughter, travel was my favorite hobbyTaking trips hasn’t been p...
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Northeast Ohio Valentine's Events

2017 Editions , February 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Whether you're looking to celebrate on Valentine's Day or anytime during the month, we've got you covered with thes...
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Valentine’s Day the Old School Way

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , February 2017 , Magazine

If you’re like me, part of you wants to be one of those moms who’s organized enough to make all those adorably ...
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Head for the Bunk: Sleepaway Camps

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2017 , Magazine

Overnight camps bring the traditional menu of activities such as hiking, fishing, swimming, boating, games, arts an...
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Step into Day Camp

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , February 2017 , Magazine

The beginning of summer, with its lazy days stretching out before your child, is the opportunity for exploration an...
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January 2017

#CLEMAMA: 5 Days of Positive Actions to Encourage Fellow Moms

2017 Editions , January 2017 , Magazine

As the new year starts and we set new goals, one of my bucket list items for 2017 is to encourage others even more ...
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Camp Starts Here: Leave the Devices at Home

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Summer Camps

While summer seems far away, it’s never too early to begin your exploration of camp for your child Here’s a hin...
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Packing Green: Banish Paper and Plastics for an Eco-Friendly School Lunch

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , Food , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

This year, in a few easy steps, you can make school lunch packing healthier, easier and better for the planet Free ...
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Ways to Inspire Your Child’s Interests

2017 Editions , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

One of the best parts of being a child is the inherent creativity and curiosity Children are open to new ideas, try...
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Tips to Help Your Child in the Second Semester of College

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

Freshman year is toughFor most students, it’s the first time they’re away from mom and dad for a significan...
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Gilmour Academy to Earn Steinway Select Distinction

2017 Editions , Education , January 2017 , Magazine

Asya Akkus, eighth-grader at Gilmour Academy, moved her fingers gracefully across the keys of the new Steinway gran...
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Ditch Middle School Drama: Help Your Child Rise Above Social Pressure and Bullying

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

When we grew up, bullies were sometimes known to torment kids on the bus, steal lunches, pull girls’ hair during ...
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Early Intervention and the Transition to Preschool for Children with Special Needs

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Special Needs

If your toddler has been diagnosed with special needs, early intervention is available to ensure their educational ...
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17 Ways to Stop Yelling at Your Kids

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting , Worth Noting

For many, yelling has become a normal part of our daily routine However, recent studies indicate consistent negativ...
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Let it Snow: Outdoor Winter Fun Activities in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Just because the temperatures are dropping doesn’t mean outdoor family fun should be put on ice until the spring ...
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This Year, Treat Yourself to a Fitness Makeover

2017 Editions , Featured , Fitness , Health , January 2017 , Magazine

The duties of a mom are never-ending She’s typically the boo-boo fixer, toy repair expert, dramatic storyteller, ...
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Homeschool Learning Events in Northeast Ohio

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Things to do

Check the list below for some great activities and educational experiences in the Greater Cleveland area this month...
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Open the Door to Preschool

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , Featured , January 2017 , Magazine , Parenting

For parents, picking the right preschool program and making sure their child is prepared can lead to a great deal o...
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Northeast Ohio Preschool Guide

2017 Editions , Ages & Stages , Education , January 2017 , Magazine

The Greater Cleveland area is home to many options when it comes to preschool If it's time to start considering whi...
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