Andrea Mirlenbrink

Hello! My name is Andrea! I am a born and raised Cincinnatian, and I currently live on the West Side with my husband and two young children. I went to UC, so in my heart I will always be a Bearcat! I have a Masters degree in English, and I love to write and teach. I currently teach English at Cincinnati State. In my spare time, I like to read, write, and craft with the occasional television binge watching. I also enjoy doing anything Disney-related with my family!

A Cincinnati Bucket List

Cincinnati is a city filled with so much to do! So much to do in fact, that even a lifelong Cincinnatian like myself probably hasn’t done it all. In light of this realization that...

The First Five Years {Gearing Up for Kindergarten}

As the end of summer draws near, and I am about to send my first child off to kindergarten, I find myself thinking about these first five years of her life and how different...
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Chuck E. Cheese {Still a Place Where a Kid Can be a Kid!}

Are you looking for something family-friendly to do on days when the weather is not ideal? Or, perhaps you are searching for the perfect place for a birthday party or fundraiser. If so, I...

Easy Fourth of July Recipes and Decorations

I have to admit that I am a holiday person. I love the different seasons and how each holiday brings its own foods and decorations. Summer brings the Fourth of July, and one of...
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June guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

School is out, and the season of pools, festivals, and outdoor activities has arrived! Keep your family busy all month long by checking out some of the June family-friendly activities around Cincinnati this month! Blooms...
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May guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

There is no shortage of things to do in the month of May with warmer weather, Mother’s Day, and many events starting to return in-person, your family can have all sorts of fun welcoming...

When We Hold Phones More Than Children

As I am running around at the end of the night trying to complete tasks for the day, picking up the minefield of toys, folding the mountain of laundry, and cleaning up a spilled...

Raising Bengals Fans {Past, Present and Future}

I stood at the sink after the conference championship win, washing black and orange face paint off my skin. The tiger stripes were drawn on my cheeks by my 4-year-old daughter. My husband and...