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!

Mom Must Reads

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Where I come from, there is nothing better than putting your toes in the sand, listening to the waves crash on the shore, and opening a really engaging hardcover library book. Preferably one that...

“Serial”, “Undisclosed”, And a Brand New Cincinnati Moms’ Podcast Club!

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Hello. Yes, hi. You, out there. You with the baby, or maybe even toddler. You on the couch. You who used to talk to other adults. Real, breathing, human beings who acknowledged you and actually...

Why All These Girl Power Ads Aren’t Helping

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Smart. Sweet. Pretty. Funny. We are quick to label and define. We have resumes. We have dating websites. We have TV commercials. And for some reason, we always seem to define ourselves using adjectives. Enough...

Beyond Cincinnati: Lexington, KY {Series}

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In this series, we will be highlighting several day trips and/or weekend getaways within a short distance of Cincinnati. These trips are simple, fun adventures for you and your family and perfect for when...

Would You Let Your 14 Year Old Take Public Transportation… Alone?

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For four years, I never thought twice about traveling an hour and a half each way on a train and two subways just to get to high school. Or traveling via subway and public...

“East Side. West Side. Everybody’s Coming Down…” Baseball is Coming!

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There's a picture of me at the Westchester County Fair in NY when I'm four years old. I am holding a cotton candy that's almost the same size as me, and I'm wearing a...

The Most Important Reading Lesson You’re Probably Skipping

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It was a gorgeous, warm, sunny May day in the Bronx. Ninth period. Last class. And the final bell had just rung. Yet not one of my sophomores moved. Not one. In fact, not only...

10 Ways to Save Serious Money Without Couponing

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Eight years. For eight years I was a teacher. In the South Bronx, Queens, and the suburbs of New Jersey. Middle school and high school. Then one day out of the blue my husband...

It Goes By So Fast

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"It goes by so fast," they wistfully whisper at me. In the grocery store. At the gas station. At the coffee shop. At the park. Pretty much everywhere. Two things happened in tenth grade. 1....

A Stranger’s Guide to Cincinnati

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Up until about three weeks ago, I had never been to Cincinnati. What I knew about Cincinnati was the Bengals, Big Red, and the fact that most East Coasters spell it Cincinatti, which I...