Allison Leland

I am a wife and mommy to two sweet girls ages 4 and 10 months. I work from home part-time as an art teacher for a local online school. As a Cincinnati native I love this city and am so thankful to be raising my family here. I love getting creative with my four year old and letting her run wild with paint and lots of other art supplies. I am passionate about encouraging creativity and art making at any age. When I am not crafting or having adventures with my little girls, I love organizing, decorating, shopping for a bargain, exploring new places for family fun around the city, cooking, and searching for local restaurants with great food. I also run an Etsy shop, be tees. by AJB (, with my sister selling screen printed baby and toddler apparel.

Online School from an Online Teacher

Just to give you some background on me. I have three kids, two of whom are school age. I am also a teacher. I work from home and have for the last four years....

Cincinnati & NKY Guide to Outdoor Fun

In the interesting times we are living in, some of our go-to Summer and early Fall activities may be harder than usual to do - or may not even be possible this year. With...

Connecting with your Neighbors

Now that we are all spending more time at home (or all of our time), it’s the perfect opportunity to intentionally connect with the people who are living through these unique times right next...
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April Family Fun {Quarantine Resource Roundup}

Editor's Note: Spring 2020 is teaching all of us quite the lesson in the importance of flexibility. For 6 years now, we have been publishing our monthly round-up of events. As of our date...

Confessions from a Neat Freak Mom

I am a perfectionist, type A, Enneagram 2 wing 1, and dare I say, control freak. In elementary school when we had to do a writing piece about a friend, my best friend titled...
Black History Month

Celebrating Diversity and Black History Month

February is Black History month and while I am a big advocate in celebrating all types of diversity year-round, there are some great opportunities this month to dig into African American history and culture. Black...

Lessons From My Childhood

It’s always interesting to me to hear about and see different parenting styles. What I have learned in my nearly 7 years of parenting is that we really are all just winging it. We’re...

Dinos in Cincinnati: Celebrating International Dinosaur Month

My 6-year-old daughter loves dinosaurs and October happens to be International Dinosaur Month. Did you know there was such a thing? I sure didn’t but it seems like a great chance to explore these...

Surviving the Weekday: Tips for Success

As a mom of three with two kids in school (1st grade and preschool), a 6-month-old who still likes to wake up and party with mom in the middle of the night, and a...

One, Two, Three, or More

When my husband and I were contemplating having a third child, we heard from many people (and even the Internet) that three is the hardest number of kids to have. We struggled with infertility...