Our Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2021

  1. Family Favorites 2021 
    Every year, thousands of Toledo area parents weigh in on the businesses, places and people they love. Parents rely on our list of winners to help them choose pediatricians, find the perfect birthday venue, grab the most delicious meal and much more.

  2. Kid Cover Contest 
    Our annual cover kid contest had 34 applicants! The winner will be featured on the March issue of Toledo Area Parent.

  3. Signs, Symptoms and Statistics of Sibling Sexual Abuse
    Sibling Sexual Abuse isn’t something we want to think about, much less talk about. But it’s actually more common than you might know and it’s important to be educated on what to watch for.



  4. In the Deep End: Your guide to Toledo area pools 
    Here’s a current list of public pools and quarries and when/if they will be open!

  5. Kids Eat Free! Or Close To It
    Our guide for cheap and/or free meals for the kiddos was a consistent hit this year.

  6. Figuring out if your child has colic or acid reflux 
    Before you think “colic,” and assume there’s no cure, consider a treatable condition: acid reflux. Dr. Marianne Black of Toledo’s Franklin Park Pediatrics clues parents in on what to watch for while providing tips to help your infant feel better.

  7. Benefits of Learning Sign Language 
    Parents who have always wished their children could learn another language at school used their extra time at home to introduce little ones to Arabic, Spanish, French, American Sign Language (ASL) and more.

  8. Park and Playground Roundup 
    Wear out the kids in that fresh, outdoor air! Toledo and the surrounding areas have some great places to play. We hope our playground roundup gets you into the summer ‘swing’ of things. (Note: Some parks are handicap accessible.) 

    Photo courtesy of Metroparks Toledo
  9. Food Fights: Mayberry Diner is a Toledo Area Staple
    Mayberry Diners now has three locations: Sylvania, West Toledo and South Toledo, all serving diner food at reasonable prices and with speed and efficiency. The variety of both breakfast and lunch options will satisfy every craving — and appease even the picky eaters. Breakfast is available any time, including several gluten-free and dairy-free options.

  10. Soak It Up: Area Splash Pads and Swimming Pools
    With summer heat brings with it repeated declarations of “I’m bored” from the kids. We have compiled a list of local pools and splash pads that provide a perfect way to beat the heat and to keep the kids entertained, along with additional updates we’ve received regarding COVID-related restrictions.