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!

Scalding Metal Swings and Splintery Seesaws: Is Your Park Dangerous Enough?

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Metal swings that burned pudgy little thighs. Monkey bars that were way too high. Wooden blocks climbing to the sky, full of splinters, chewed gum, and who knows what else lodged in their crevices....

Off the Beaten Path Adult Lessons: Why Should Kids Have All The Fun?

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As parents, most of us run from one extracurricular to the next, be it sports, music, art, dance... But why should our kids have all the fun? Here are some great places in Cincinnati...

Are You Making These 5 Parenting Mistakes?

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As a former high school teacher, I've experienced a pretty vast range of behavior, and a lot of what I've come across has influenced my own parenting in profound ways. Often, we as parents...

Pamper Me… I’m Pregnant

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In many ways, my life thus far has been a tale of two cities. I grew up in the Bronx, surrounded by diversity, yet in my tiny little enclave of a neighborhood, everyone looked...

The Fear of The Newborn

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The other night, my husband told me he was scared. Scared? Of what? Of having a newborn in the house. I didn't really mean to laugh, but I did. My husband rarely shares his emotions, and he's...

Should I Eat Mor Chikin?

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The first time I heard about you, dear Chick-Fil-A, was during a Super Bowl many years ago. Cows parachuting or something, with misspelled banners telling me that I should "eat mor chikin." As an...

5 Healthy, Easy Soup Recipes Your Kids Will Love {With Printables}

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Winter is one of my favorite seasons. I love snow. I love snowboarding, sledding, ice skating... Anything outdoors pretty much. And when I come back inside, I want to warm up with a nice,...

Shame

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The sun hasn't risen yet. I'm awake, making breakfast for my team. Nothing starts the workday off on the right foot like a hot, healthy breakfast. After breakfast, it's a packed schedule. First, I'm going...

A New Yorker’s Guide to Midwest Nuances

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Now that we've been in Cincinnati for three-fourths of a year, I figure it's time to get acclimated. I've been studying Midwestern nuances, and while my daughter will most likely think these items are...

Mr. Smith Has Entered The Building: Active Shooter Drills In Our Schools

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It was sophomore year of high school when we discovered we had a pyromaniac among us. After approximately seven fires, all of which forced evacuations, he was finally apprehended. At the time, my only...