ashtoncarabin

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Born and raised in Tipp City, Ohio surrounded by cornfields and hometown parades. I now live near Ault Park, with my husband, Matt, and two year old boy/girl twins, Shep and Caroline. You can most likely find me dreaming up party themes, the occasional DIY, DVRing reality television to the point of second hand embarrassment, and playing with (more like chasing) my kids around the park. Most days I leave the house uncertain I'm not wearing mom jeans.

Kid Crafts: How to Make a Painted Walking Stick

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My toddlers are just getting into crafts, and we also have cousins of varying ages, so I'm on the hunt for easy activities that can cater to a wide age-range of kids. I found this...
Family Night: Ideas for Warming Up Your Winter Evenings

Family Night: Ideas for Warming Up Your Winter Evenings

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Anyone else loathe weekday nights during the winter? The holidays are over, the house looks bare sans holiday decorations and it's so very cold. Plus, I leave for work in the dark and often...
Throwback Recipe: Coffee Can Bread

Throwback Recipe: Coffee Can Bread

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What’s that you say -- coffee can bread? Yes, I did! Anyone remember those tin cans that coffee came in before the paper/plastic bags? I much prefer the paper coffee bags these days, mostly...
DIY Thanksgiving bonnet

Kid Craft: Thanksgiving Pilgrim Bonnet

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Poor Thanksgiving – pressed between Halloween and Christmas. I still find my son wearing his dragon costume and now my daughter has begun singing Jingle Bells, although I’m not sure she ever stopped from...
Halloween Costumes: Things My Kid Should Actually be for Halloween

Things My Kid Should Actually be for Halloween

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Forget the princesses, pumpkins and superheroes. Let's get real. The list of Halloween costumes below is a more satirical realistic representation of our lives. See you later, Elsa. Goodbye, Thomas the Tank Engine. Hello, Smashed Peas! The UPS man who...
Kid Craft: Marbled Milk Thank you cards

Kid Craft: Marbled Milk Thank-You Notes

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After a recent birthday party for my toddlers, I wanted to incorporate a craft with my kids for our thank-you cards. Growing up, my mother was huge on thank-you cards and their importance, so...

Cincinnati Toddler’s Blog: If Toddlers Could Read & Write

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Yo, toddler! Are you between the ages of 12 to 36 months, living in the greater-Cincinnati area, looking for a trusted, local resource for all things toddler? Time for you to get informed by something...

A Day in History: A Cincinnati Itinerary for Kids Who Love History

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My niece (9) is a history buff. She gets it honestly; our family vacations were filled with trips to Colonial Williamsburg, National Parks and Civil War battle sites. No time for the beach, Grandpa...
Faces of Cincinnati

Faces of Cincinnati: What to Wear with OUT + OUTFIT

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Here at Cincinnati Moms Blog, we are huge fans of our city…and the lovely people who also call it home.  Our “Faces of Cincinnati” series will introduce you to some of these people! Since 2013,...

A “Convenient” Meal

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I mean really convenient, like convenience-store, convenient.   I’m running home late from work, picked up the kids from preschool minutes before it closed, and my husband phones me to say he’s stuck in traffic and he's been...