Vivian’s Victory Family Fun 5K

Registration starts at 9 a.m.; the walk/run begins at 10 a.m.

I recently met the sister of our kids’ summer nanny at a family party. While Maria and I were chatting, she handed me a large postcard inviting me to a fundraiser event she’s hosting: the 4th Annual Vivian’s Victory Family Fun 5K at Winton Woods on July 25. I asked her to tell me more about Vivian’s Victory, what the… [read more]

Guest Post: A mom’s challenge: Helping girls embrace STEAM learning

Makerspace slideshow PicMonkey Collage

Did you have pink LEGOs as a kid with instructions on exactly how to build a princess castle?  Me, neither.  So it amazes me that regardless of the color or intended instructions, my girls want to build things.  Each morning before school they create the “Tallest Tower Ever!”, or a cave, or at least hiding… [read more]

Small Business Spotlight: Whirlybird Granola

whirlybird granola booth

One of the things we love to do here at Family Friendly Cincinnati is to shine a spotlight on local businesses unique to our area. Today we are excited to introduce you to Christy White, the creative force behind Whirlybird Granola. We first discovered Whirlybird Granola during an open house event at the Northern Kentucky… [read more]

Guest Post: Montessori Principles at Home

Montessori at Home Slideshow

The Montessori community in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is growing, with great school on either side of the river, both private and public.  That being said, sending your child to a Montessori school is not the only way to help them to grow and learn using Montessori methods.  You can also utilize Montessori principles at… [read more]

Guest Post – School Lunches Get a Makeover

Salad Bar

Boring school lunches are a thing of the past. Schools across the area are serving lunches that kids will eat that follow national guidelines. Jessica Shelly, MBA, REHS, RS, Food Services Director for Cincinnati Public Schools, tells us more about what CPS students are eating. ______________________________ When was the last time you stepped into your… [read more]

Activities for Toddlers in Cincinnati

Brady Toddler

Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Activities for Toddlers Toddlers are constantly moving and playing with something —whether they should or not. Sometimes finding kid-friendly activities to entertain and teach the youngest ones can be difficult. We put together a list of kid friendly activities for toddlers in Cincinnati designed to let toddlers play, move, develop and learn. Through… [read more]

Guest Post: cool dads + Bluegrass for Babies

Cool Dads Slide

Please join us in welcoming Adam to Family Friendly Cincinnati today. Adam is the founder of the site, cool dads, which focuses on supporting and encouraging Dads. ———————————– Do you love Cincinnati, kids, dads, and FREE stuff? We do too! We are cool dads, a local Cincinnati start-up on a mission: to support and encourage Dads.… [read more]

Making Chores Fun with ChoreMonster


Today we are excited to welcome Joe long, Community manager for ChoreMonster, to Family Friendly Cincinnati. ChoreMonster is an AWESOME application, created right here in Cincinnati, that is sweeping homes across the country, helping parents get kids excited about chores, and helping kids have fun completing them. ——————————————————————— We all know how terrible it can… [read more]