Lani is relatively new to Cincinnati, and after living in Columbus for nearly three decades, she’s glad to be back in the Buckeye State! Keeping all wheels turning with her family of five serves as her full-time job, but she stays active with her teaching background by blogging and freelance writing for several education companies. When she’s not stealing some time at the keyboard, she enjoys exploring all Cincinnati has to offer through the eyes of her five-year-old. Cooking, traveling, and binge-watching a good drama series round out her favorites, but some of those happen much more often than others!

5 Low-Cal Food Swaps for Healthier Eating

First off, true confession - I LOVE FOOD! You know those quizzes that ask how many foods a person has tried? I pretty much ace them! I don’t have a delicate palate, and the...

Shifting My Resolution Perspective Helped Me Shed the Unwanted Weight

Oftentimes resolutions become fleeting moments of good intentions. I decided to put a plan into place in 2019, and after 345 days, my scale and weight (and my life) reaped the rewards! I’ve spent my...

10 New Christmas Reads to Discover This Season

Make your list and check it twice for some new Christmas reads the whole family will enjoy! Reading offers a wonderful way for families to slow down and take a breath during a busy Christmas...

3 Ideas for Teen Milestone Birthdays

Adding an extra dose of special to milestone birthdays starts the year off right! Growing up, birthdays were always a huge deal at my house. Let’s be honest, my mom still makes a big deal...

Are Gradeless Classrooms Making the Grade?

As a new school year gets underway, some families may be encountering gradeless classrooms for the first time. Depending on the age of your kids, you may or may not have heard about the...

Broadening Horizons with Adventure Points

As I was connecting with a friend who recently moved out of state, we talked about helping our kids master those hurdles that involve stepping out of familiar comfort zones. She’s the mom to...

APPease APPetites with a Few Quick Downloads!

If you’re anything like me, the number of apps on your phone is quite a bit larger than the number of apps that you actually use on a regular basis. I mean, there’s the...

Creating a Fairy Tale Summer

Trust me, it’s not what you’re thinking. Don’t get me wrong, I like to think that I create a magical environment for my kids in the summer, but this isn’t regarding our summer fun...

The Go-To Gift That EVERY Graduate Can Use

It’s hard to believe that graduation season is already upon us! It seems like grad party invites come in waves. Some years there are multiple invitations, and others pass by with no announcements. Whether the...

What’s the Deal With the Bathroom Selfie?

Maybe I’m dating myself or not grasping a hidden layer of the concept, but I truly do not understand the bathroom selfie craze. More specifically, the couple selfie. Enter teenage Snapchat and the bathroom selfie...