Rachel Mastin

I live on the east side of town with my husband and daughter. I'm a part-time RN and a full-time wife and mama. In my free time, I enjoy running, traveling and baking. My favorite place to travel is Northern Michigan. My family loves Reds games and going to different parks throughout the city.

U-Pick Berries

Editor’s Note: In light of COVID-19, please call and/or check websites for hours, dates, and information about precautions being taken. It's that time of year! U-Pick berry farms are all over the Tri-State area, ready...

June Family Fun in Cincinnati & NKY {2020}

Editor’s Note: In light of COVID-19, many venues have not updated their June event dates and information. This guide is accurate as possible as of the publish date. Upcoming Events (Currently not Canceled) Bluegrass Music Art...

Mother’s Day Carry-Out Dining: Act Quickly!

Mother's Day 2020 will look a little different than it has in years past. It won't include going out to your favorite restaurant for a special meal, but you can still get the same...

Ideas for a Social Distanced Birthday

My daughter turned 5 on April 11. The past few weeks have been unlike anything she has experienced thus far in her life. We cannot go out to eat. We cannot see her grandparents....

Put Down Your Phone

On a cold winter day a few weeks ago, my daughter and I were at an indoor play area. It was not very busy, but there were a decent amount of kids running around...

What’s In a Name?

I don’t understand why some people get so bent out of shape over kids’ names. Every year, the Social Security Administration compiles a list of the top 10 baby names from the previous year....

Easy Valentine’s Day Gifts

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that you may feel obligated to get something for your partner. Without breaking the bank on these gifts, here are some easy...

Giving Back During the Holidays

There are many different ways to give back during the holidays. Last Christmas, I purchased a Giving Manger for my family, which, according to the website, “helps families shift the focus of Christmas back to...

Kindness and Helping Others

Like most toddlers, my daughter believes that the world revolves around her. She has to do everything herself, and when she does not get something that she wants, well, epic tantrums sometimes ensue. Although...

Thanksgiving: Local Options to Dine-In or Carry Out

Are you wanting a low-key Thanksgiving this year? Do you want to keep the mess out of your house and not have to do any cooking? Then look no further than our brand new 2019...