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Jamie Stinson

Jamie Stinson
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One minute my husband and I are strolling down the boardwalk near our home in New Jersey with our daughter and dog, and the next we're on a plane bound for Cincinnati! As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing better than an adventure. Plus, it seems as though all of the things I love: running, snowboarding, traveling, food, and sports are all right here for us to enjoy. I'm looking forward to discovering this city with my family, trying new things, and sharing my experience with you!

Residential Holiday Lights Tour

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My first Christmas in Cincinnati, I was on a mission to try and find some over-the-top, exceptional, free light shows! The first thing I did was google this, attempting to save some legwork, but...

Why I Won’t Let My Children Watch Most Disney Movies

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I have a real problem with Disney. I genuinely don't understand how so many people can take their kids to see Disney movies, get excited when Disney movies come out of the "vault," and...

Zika: Family Planning and Your Winter Vacation

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Public Service Announcement from one mom to another: If you, or your spouse is traveling to any of the Zika infected areas (think the Caribbean, Mexico, South America, Florida, and a slew of other places...

Pros and Cons of Running Post Baby

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It's time to start thinking about those New Year's Resolutions. With that in mind, I bring you the pros and cons of running after having a baby - in my case, a half marathon....

Cincinnati Oddities

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It's true, most people in the world don't say, "Hey, let's vacation in Cincinnati." But those people are missing out. Cincinnati is full of all sorts of little oddities just waiting to be discovered....

10 Things I Mastered as a Teacher that Help Me to Be a Better...

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There are many things I learned about the world during my tenure as a teacher. But I never realized how much teaching would impact my parenting. Here are 10 things I learned as a...

I’ve Lied About My Kids

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Guys, I've lied. Multiple times. And each time I do it, I feel regret. I don't know what causes these lies to spew forth from my mouth. I'd like to blame society, but, really, anything that...

Just Asking For A Few Sparks

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I'm pretty sure I could remedy all married-life bickering if I could just get a little more time with my husband. By the time he gets home, we eat dinner, the kids get baths, and...

How My iPhone Became An Extension of My Hand

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It's 4AM and my bedroom is lit by the soft glow of my iPhone. My newborn needs food. I need a distraction. What's on Facebook at 4AM? Nothing exciting. Just me, looking for something...

5 Places to Picnic (Off the Beaten Path) in Cincinnati

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1. Fernbank Park (West Side) I've talked to West Siders who haven't even been to this amazing park nestled next to the Ohio River. Walking Paths, picturesque view of the Ohio, an awesome and shaded...