Elissa Menefield

Elissa Menefield
I am a born and raised Cincinnatian living in Maineville with my husband, four year old daughter and one year old son. I even stayed local for college and earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts at Xavier University. After graduating, I worked at the Cincinnati Art Museum where I met my husband of 6 years. Currently, I'm a full time stay at home mama, which has always been my dream job. My favorite things in the world include doing art projects with my little ones, playing board games, listening to music, watching reality tv, eating good food, making good food, and watching documentaries about good food.

Cincinnati & NKY Guide to Black-Owned Businesses

As we all navigate the choppy waters of unlearning our conscious and unconscious racial bias, it is an important part of the process to recognize and support Black people in our community who are...
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February guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

Snowy days, Winter blues, Valentine's cards, Galentine's nights... February holds a lot for being the shortest month of the year! As we do every month, we've rounded up our top picks of family-friendly things...
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January guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

Starting January 2022 off with a bang...! There are so many fun family-friendly things to do around Greater Cincy the first month of the year. See our top picks below. Stories by the Fireside  Great Parks...

Keep the Beat

We have spent our last five Friday nights doing the exact same thing in our house. Pizza movie night featuring Vivo on Netflix. Please, if you haven't checked it out, you now have plans...
december 2021

December Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2021}

Bah Humbug! A One-Man Christmas Carol Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati Streaming starting December 1-31 50 minutes Recommended for Ages 8+ Back by popular demand! Hypnotic… Timeless… Festive… Fun… It’s the season’s most entertaining & unique holiday offering. What’s the...
november 2021

November Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2021}

Photos with Santa :: Celebrating for a Cause November 20, 2021 1:00-3:00pm Timed Ticketing Happy Hangout Westside 2041 Anderson Ferry Rd Cincinnati, OH 45238 Tickets Required - Only $10 per family Join us in helping raise funds for Maslow’s Army and the work they...

Halloween Events {2021}

Dust off your witch hats, pack up those goblins, and get out there for a month full of spooktacular Halloween fun! If you are like me, you plan ahead for holiday events. With the uncertainty...
october 2021

October Guide to Family-Friendly Events

Fall has arrived, and so has your guide to family-friendly events for October in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky! It’s time to spend time celebrating all the activities that come along with the season. Make sure...

Sending Summer Out with A Bang

My daughter has been counting down the days until she gets to go back to school since her first day of summer (she’s in preschool) and honestly, so have I. As we move closer...

National Mac ‘N Cheese Day {Celebrate on July 14}

I’m not sure what it’s like in your house, but sometimes it feels like we are celebrating National Mac ‘N Cheese Day every day in ours. My daughter loooooooves her some boxed mac and...