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The Stone Center of Kentucky

We visited The Stone Center of Kentucky this week and came home with 100 pounds of stones.  The reason for the visit to the Stone Center in Walton is an upcoming event at my preschool where we will be painting rocks with preschoolers from our community and their families.  We are going to create a...

Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo

The Cincinnati Baby & Beyond Expo is coming to town at the end of July and I have tickets to give away to THREE of my lucky readers!  The Baby & Beyond Expo is a great place to find all things having to do with babies, toddlers and young children.  The Expo is a great...

Free Shakespeare in the Park presented by Cincy Shakes {2017}

We are huge fans of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company around here.  We have been to many, many shows over the years and we are looking forward to attending performances in their new theater that is opening this Fall!  But to bide our time until September we will have to amuse ourselves with some FREE performances...
A Birthday Party at the Happen Inc. Toy Lab in Northside

A Birthday Party at the Happen Inc. Toy Lab in Northside

Happen, Inc. is THE place to be if you want to create some crazy works of art and have an immense amount of fun.  Happen, Inc. is located in the Northside neighborhood of Cincinnati and offers really unique art experiences geared toward strengthening families and bringing the community together. Right next door to Happen, Inc....
Fibonacci Brewing Company

Fibonacci Brewing Company

For my fortieth birthday we spent some time celebrating at Fibonacci Brewing Company in Mount Healthy.  We arrived right as Fibonacci opened on a Sunday afternoon, so we pretty much had the place to ourselves for a little while until people started rolling in a  little later on.  The six of us played games that...

Wet Playgrounds of Hamilton County Open for Summer Fun

We belong to our local pool, but we also like to explore the community and find other places to play in water around town.  Our favorite sort of wet playgrounds are those that are FREE or CHEAP!  The Great Parks of Hamilton County have three wet playgrounds open to the public and the admission is...
10 Ideas for Preschool Fun with Water Beads

10 Ideas for Preschool Fun with Water Beads

Just before the school year ended I learned about the wonderful world of water beads.  My principal and our school’s Speech/Language Pathologists showed me their sensory bin full of these cool and soothing little beads of water.   I will not be able to properly describe to you how these water beads feel other than...
Cambria Hotel & Suites in Noblesville, Indiana

Cambria Hotel & Suites in Noblesville, Indiana

I love a family vacation that we can make happen over a weekend an on a single tank of gas.  I also love exploring new to us small towns.  Last summer we had an opportunity to stay overnight in Hamilton County, Indiana and we were given lodging at the Cambria Hotel and Suites in Noblesville....
Crafty Fun for Hot Summer Days {GIVEAWAY}

Crafty Fun for Hot Summer Days {GIVEAWAY}

This summer we had a chance to review some awesome craft books from The Quarto Group which is “a family of creative small publishers who specialize in beautifully illustrated books on, doing, makings, and learning”.  My kids (and myself) have had so much fun with these four books! These crafty books have given me an...
Wooden Cask Brewing Company

Wooden Cask Brewing Company

We have found another fantastic brewery to love, the Wooden Cask Brewing Company on York Street in Newport.  Northern Kentucky is starting to catch up with Cincinnati in terms of craft beer and local breweries.  Just a year ago our options were limited on the south side of the Ohio River.  Now more craft breweries...
Tiffany Glass at the Cincinnati Museum Center

Tiffany Glass at the Cincinnati Museum Center

There is an impressive collection of Tiffany Glass at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The exhibition displays many different samples of Tiffany Glass, both windows and lamps.  The exhibition tells about the history of Tiffany Glass, displays some samples of glass that were used to create the masterpieces, and even shows guests a few “faux” Tiffany...
Ice Cream Parlor Dramatic Play Center

Ice Cream Parlor Dramatic Play Center

My preschool classroom has a “Dramatic Play” corner where children can use their imaginations to pretend they are playing or working in different jobs, homes or scenarios.  While our class was learning about the Five Senses I thought it would be fun to put together an Ice Cream Parlor Dramatic Play Center.  It only took a...