HAVE A HOPE-FULL CHRISTMAS
he holidays can be a difficult time for some families who struggle with health or loss. That’s why the Faith Community United Methodist Church (8230 Cox Road, West Chester) is offering a HopeFull Christmas service for families seeking inspiration. Join a special candle-lighting in memory of those lost and find hope and support in others with similar struggles. The service will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 5. Call 513-777-9533 or visit faithcommunityumc.org.
THE MOM PROJECT
t can be tough to balance work and family – you don’t want to miss those allimportant milestones that come with growing up, but you also want to keep up with your professional skills. Fortunately, Cincinnatian Allison Robinson came up with an idea that lets moms do both. The Mom Project is an online tool that lets companies and parents connect on projects that fit needs, skills and schedules together. The first match was made with PatientPoint here in Cincinnati, and the network has since expanded to include Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. Learn more at themomproject.com.
DROP + SHOP!
eed to shop without the kids around? Drop them off at Skidaddles during their holiday childcare program that runs through Dec. 23. Kids will enjoy themed activities and plenty of fun, whether you leave them for an hour or two, or the entire day. Ages 12 months to 12 years are accepted at the Florence location (8660 Bankers St.), while Mason (5939 Deerfield Blvd., St. 104) accepts children beginning at 18 months. To sign up or learn more, call 859-647-7529 (Florence) or 513-204-3482 (Mason) or visit skidaddles.com.
A TWISTED IDEA FOR A WORLD RECORD
ead to Tri-County Mall (11700 Princeton Pike) starting Dec. 4 to watch awardwinning balloon artist David Baker of Twisted Ideas Balloons attempt to “pop” his own record this holiday season! Baker will aim to create the World’s Largest
Balloon Sculpture with more than 6,000 balloons that he will inflate, tie and twist himself to build a five-story tall snowman. If he’s successful, this will be his third Guinness Book of World Records certification. Watch Baker in action between 12 - 6 p.m. on Dec. 4, and between 9 a.m. - 10 p.m. Dec. 5 - 10. A prize wheel and a balloon “photo booth” will be on the scene for families to enjoy, and souvenirs (including tickets to the Popping Party when it’s time for the snowman to melt) will be available for purchase. Check it out at facebook.com/TwistedIdeasBalloonsCincy.
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Cincinnati Family magazine December 2016