I am Mom to two beautiful, sassy little girls; Nora & Meredith. It was only after becoming a mother that I really started to appreciate how lucky we are to live in this Southwest Ohio, surrounded by amazing green space, culture, history, sports, and the arts. I love using all aspects of Cincinnati (Dayton and NKY too if I am being honest) as a playground for my kids and myself. I often drag my friends and family from the East side to the West side in search of another new and exciting adventure.

Cell Phone Rules of Engagement

We made it 12 years phone-free before we finally gave in and acknowledged the need to get our oldest child a phone. I know that every family does things differently according to what makes...

There Should be Parenting Books for School-Age Kids

Mama, if you are still in the trenches of newborn sleepless nights, toddler tantrums, or potty training, then look away... this post isn't for you. It's for parents of school-age kids. Those early days and...

Reflections on Turning 40

I remember when my mom turned 40. I remember everyone making a big deal about it. We were on vacation, visiting family, and there was a celebration complete with black balloons and jokes about...

Creating the Perfect Baby Shower Gift Basket

New babies are exciting and SO much fun to buy for! And while registries are great, I am "one of those people" who likes to go rogue and try to find that special gift...

More than Just Coworking… It’s a Place to Gather

Who else is in love with Cincinnati architecture? Maybe I am alone here (although I doubt it), but I love old buildings. I love the lighting through the tall windows, the cozy nooks and crannies,...

5 Reasons to add Aqua-Adventures to your Summer Bucket List

As a born and raised Cincinnatian, who has lived in other places, I will be the first to tell you that we are pretty darn lucky. We have no shortage of things to keep...

Maybe Glamour Shots Weren’t So Ridiculous After All

Truth time. How many of you remember Glamour Shots? (Yes, this dates those of us who do.) For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about, Glamour Shots entailed heading to the...

To the Teachers Who Show Up {for the Kids of 2019}

A couple of weekends ago, my 2nd and 3rd grader were in a school play. This play is exactly what you expect a play for 1st-3rd graders to look like. It's cute, but certainly...

You’re Pregnant, She’s Not… Now What?

I have often said that I wouldn't wish infertility on my worst enemy. It is an agony and uncertainty that easily begins to consume you and your life. It's a pain, I can't even...

2018 Cincinnati Moms Blog Reader Survey

We hope all of our readers know that feedback from local Cincinnati moms is extremely important to us. We love to hear what you like about our website, social media, and events, as well as...