Rachel Whims

Rachel Whims
Raised in Cincinnati, I love partaking in everything our city has to offer. From the museums to the zoo to the parks and events for kids, I love introducing my children to the culture and enriching activities in our city. I grew up playing piano and clarinet and dancing ballet. I have a Masters degree in education and worked in healthcare before becoming a stay-at-home mom to my two sons. Life with two extremely active young boys, ages 3 and 1 is chaotic, but I am loving the opportunity to see them grow into little people! I've always been a writer and educator at heart and dream of becoming a children's author.

No Spend Month {7 Tips to Get Started}

Mamas, I don't know about you, but the holiday season has left me a little strapped for cash. Every year I promise I'll do better, but still end up spending more than I'd like....

A Kindergarten Bus Adventure

This year, my son started kindergarten. The first morning I sent him on the bus, I teared up a little, realizing my little baby boy was growing up so fast. My Mama heart was...

My Children’s Summer Bucket List

Last year, I wrote my summer bucket list from my perspective - memories I wanted to recreate with my children - not necessarily to complete in one summer, but at some point during their...

A Little Dirt Don’t Hurt {The Childhood Joy of Mud Play}

My oldest wipes the sweat from his brow as he digs into our flowerbed. (Don't worry, he has permission, for now!) He then drags the hose over as his brother turns it on, and...

The Gift of Time {Waiting Until 6 for Kindergarten}

We agonized for months, for most of the previous school year and most of the summer. To kindergarten or not to kindergarten? So many factors at play, so many things to consider. So much...

No Shave November {Celebrating the Pandemic Beard}

If you haven't seen my family in person for a while, you're bound to notice a few changes when you see us next. The kids have grown since the pandemic started. They were just...
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October guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

Fall has arrived, and so has your guide to family-friendly events for October 2022 in Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky! It’s time to spend time celebrating all the activities that come along with the season. Make...

Cincinnati and NKY Guide to Sunflower Fields

Visiting a sunflower field and getting our photos is a yearly tradition. It's one of my favorite ways to enjoy nature's beauty toward summer's golden end. If you missed the fields in July-August, don't worry;...
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September guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

Fall Fun is right around the corner! We have your guide to all things Fall here in this September edition of Family-Friendly Events around Greater Cincinnati & NKY. Dress up and join the party with “Disney...
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August guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

It’s already August, and the Summer has been flying by, but it isn’t over yet! Check out these upcoming events in August around Cincinnati & NKY, and have some Summer fun before it all...