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!

10 Postpartum Experiences That Baffled Me

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I will preface this by saying that I read a lot of material on pregnancy and childbirth. I spoke with a lot of people. I asked a lot of questions. I felt as prepared...

I’m Not Fat!!! I’m Pregnant.

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My husband's flannel shirts. Oversized sweaters. Stretch pants. Tall, flat boots. This was my pregnancy uniform. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I didn't want anyone to know. Not because of work, although I didn't...

September 11th, 2001: Seasons of Love

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Tuesday, September 11th, 2001 was one of those beautiful, crisp mornings. The sky was blue. The temperature was perfect. It was one of those mornings where you're walking down the streets of Manhattan thinking...

Are You An Elephant or a Donkey?

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The very first weekend I was in Ohio, a man jeered at me in an elevator. He snarled, "Well, I guess we know her political party." I was wearing a shirt with elephants on it. Politics...

10 Song Lyrics From The ’90s That Should Be Revisited Once You Become a...

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'90s music equates to dance party in my household. My daughter and I are constantly bopping around to alternative, hip hop, punk, rock... basically all things '90s and wonderful. After having a child of...

How To Get To the Coffee Stage With Another Mom

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Moving to a new city is hard. There's the whole moving process. Trust me, the grass is NOT greener on the other side of that fence. Stay where you are if you can. The moving...

The Things Mom Carries

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My whole life, I refused to carry a purse. There were various reasons for this. The first, and most important, was that it was bulky. Why would I want to carry something extra with...

How I Accidentally Became Vegan

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Shhh... This is supposed to be a secret. When my husband and I first decided to adopt a vegan lifestyle, my husband couldn't even say the word "Vegan" out loud. It might as well have...

When Pigs Fly: Getting Your Run On!

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During the weekend of May 1st, over 37,000 humans ran in some way, shape or form in Cincinnati via the Flying Pig. Perhaps you were one of them, and if so, congratulations! Perhaps you...

Pros and Con(fusion)s of the Queen City: An Outsider’s Perspective

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After four months in the Queen City, I have come to some realizations. But there are still a few things that utterly confuse me. Here is my list of Pros and Con(fusion)s: Pros 1. Locally Sourced:...