Jennifer Hunter

Born and raised in the Queen City, I'm in love with its accessible big-city amenities and small-town sense of community. I worked in marketing and communications at a local bank before becoming a stay-at-home mom to two boys. I spend my time investing in my faith and family, with a side of my favorite things: writing, reading, exercise, enjoying good food and wine, encouraging other moms, and exploring my hometown.

They’ll Always Be Our Babies {An Airport Goodbye}

As a kid, I bought into the idea that the parenting pinnacle was year 18. You raise your kids, get them through high school, and send them off into the world. Then you get...

Finding Strength in Letting Go {A Story of Faith}

I stood in my kitchen, preparing the dinner that only half our family of four would eat. My internal voice dished out judgment, reminding me I used to declare I would only make one...

Remembering the Joy of Being a Parent

Amid the endless shoulds, coulds and “all-you-have-to-do-is” parenting advice, one simple tip felt more like nourishment than judgment. I am often caught on the parenting hamster wheel, going from task to task around the house......

Giving Space and Grace for Their “Why”

The short grocery checkout line felt painfully long. I was two customers deep in the queue, impatiently waiting to unload my groceries onto the stalled conveyor belt. What is taking so long? Then I spotted the...

Dinner Party Dreams Locked in a China Cabinet

Eight years ago, I thought my dinner party dreams were coming true. High on my recent engagement, I waltzed into the Macy’s department I had only passed wistfully until that moment: the wedding registry, nestled...

How to Navigate a Reds Game with Kids

As a lifelong baseball fan, I couldn’t wait to take my boys to their first Reds game. Sure, it’s not exactly a banner year for the Redlegs. But there is fresh hope to be found...

Wedding Songs Remind Us Why They’re Still the One

When was the last time you heard the song you danced to at your wedding? My husband and I have the sheet music to our first-dance song engraved in wood and resting on a shelf...

Stop Should-ing Yourself: Try Could-ing

Is “should” one of the top words in your daily vocabulary? I use it so much that it carries the power of a four-letter curse word. I like to think the shoulds that run through...
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Free & Cheap Summer Movies {2022}

Cincinnati has a huge selection of cheap and FREE summer movie programs and events all around town.
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Planting a Legacy through Everyday Parenting

Lately, I've been reflecting on the idea of planting a legacy in parenting. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” -Nelson Henderson Years ago,...