Elissa Menefield

I am a born and raised Cincinnatian living in Maineville with my husband, four year old daughter and one year old son. I even stayed local for college and earned my Bachelors of Fine Arts at Xavier University. After graduating, I worked at the Cincinnati Art Museum where I met my husband of 6 years. Currently, I'm a full time stay at home mama, which has always been my dream job. My favorite things in the world include doing art projects with my little ones, playing board games, listening to music, watching reality tv, eating good food, making good food, and watching documentaries about good food.

Halloween Events {2021}

Dust off your witch hats, pack up those goblins, and get out there for a month full of spooktacular Halloween fun! If you are like me, you plan ahead for holiday events. With the uncertainty...
october 2021

October Guide to Family-Friendly Events

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

Sending Summer Out with A Bang

My daughter has been counting down the days until she gets to go back to school since her first day of summer (she’s in preschool) and honestly, so have I. As we move closer...

National Mac ‘N Cheese Day {Celebrate on July 14}

I’m not sure what it’s like in your house, but sometimes it feels like we are celebrating National Mac ‘N Cheese Day every day in ours. My daughter loooooooves her some boxed mac and...

Wet ‘n Wild Summer Fun

I don't like going to the pool. There, I said it. Maybe it's just the age of my kids, but all the gear, all the sunscreen applications, all the flotation devices, all the sweat,...

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

I want to stop. I want it to stop. Please make it stop. My plan this month was to write something light-hearted and fun to help everyone welcome the warmth and sunshine of summer with open arms....

Cincinnati & NKY Guide to Black-Owned Businesses

As we all navigate the choppy waters of unlearning our conscious and unconscious racial bias, it is an important part of the process to recognize and support Black people in our community who are...

24 Hours {A Day in the Life of Motherhood}

“You have the same amount of hours in a day as Beyonce.” Well, can someone please have Beyonce’s people call my people and ask them why they never show up to work? We are all told...

You Gave Me Hope {A Letter to My 1 Year Old}

Feb. 14, 2020 I went to the doctor’s office for a blood pressure check to see if I was pre-eclamptic. The doctor told me that to keep you and me both safe, I needed to...
inauguration day

It’s A Girl! {Inauguration Day}

IT'S A GIRL! Princesses. Dress ups. Tea Parties. Pink. Glitter. Barbies. Make Up. Flowers. Jewelry. Baby dolls. Hair bows. Nail polish. Vice. President. My daughter started watching a new show on PBS Kids called Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum. In case you’ve never watched, it’s very cute...