Lisa Springer

I am a native Cincinnatian, born and raised on the West Side and currently settled across the river in Northern Kentucky. I’m a former Highlander, Bearcat, Falcon, and Fulbright Scholar. My greatest challenge hitherto is the one I love the most: being a Mom to an energetic eight-year-old boy. When not working full-time at one of the city’s great hospitals, I’m trying to fit in all there is to do in this wonderful city – and there is certainly A LOT to do! As one who loves to read, I am an advocate for the public library and go multiple times a week. You can often find me at Music Hall enjoying the ballet, opera, and orchestra. I am an introvert, a bit of a foodie, an NPR listener, a pessimist who likes to think she’s a realist, a middle child, an ex-wife and amicable co-parent, a fiancée, and much, much more. I feel lucky to have grown up in Cincinnati and to be raising my own child in this wonderful city.

Motherhood at Dusk {Series}

When asked if I would be interested in having a photographer come into my home and take pictures of my son and me simply living our lives, my first impulse was to say no....

School’s out!

Parenting has changed since I was on the receiving end of the care-giving. My two brothers and I had a stay-at-home mom for most of our childhood, meaning that during summer vacations we stayed...

The Importance of Boredom

This past Sunday sounded like many of the ones that have come before it. “How long will it take to get there? There’s nothing to do. I’m bored!” Luckily, I only heard the word...

Mother’s Day for the Single Mom

If the marketing is to be believed, I should expect to get a hanging basket of flowers, a card acknowledging how wonderful and irreplaceable I am from my adoring husband and children, some beautiful...

Beyond Cincinnati: Indianapolis, IN

Looking for an easy weekend getaway? How about Indianapolis, IN? A couple of weeks ago, my boyfriend and I decided to kick off our kids’ Spring Break by taking them on an overnight trip...

Working 9 to 5… and Making it all Fit

Like a lot of parents, I work a traditional Monday - Friday job. This is good and bad. Having weekends and holidays off is a definite boon, but being stuck at work for the...

Little Passports: World Edition {Sponsored}

Disclaimer:: Cincinnati Moms Blog received free product in exchange for this post, however opinions are 100% our own and genuine. Recently, three members of the Cincinnati Moms Blog team were given the opportunity to sample...

Read Across America

Held annually on March 2, Read Across America Day promotes reading for children and young adults of all ages. Its nationwide observance coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss, the American writer and illustrator...

Coming to Terms

I am the proud and adoring mother of a rambunctious five-year-old boy. He is my insurance against becoming a crazy cat lady, regardless of the fact that I would never own a cat. He...