Rachel Whims

Raised in Cincinnati, I love partaking in everything our city has to offer. From the museums to the zoo to the parks and events for kids, I love introducing my children to the culture and enriching activities in our city. I grew up playing piano and clarinet and dancing ballet. I have a Masters degree in education and worked in healthcare before becoming a stay-at-home mom to my two sons. Life with two extremely active young boys, ages 3 and 1 is chaotic, but I am loving the opportunity to see them grow into little people! I've always been a writer and educator at heart and dream of becoming a children's author.
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25 Cincinnati Experiences to Gift this Year {2021 Edition}

If your house is anything like ours, the last thing you need this holiday season is more stuff. More toys, more gadgets, more anything! If we had to guess, our friends and family would most...
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Santa Sightings {2021}

It’s only November, but there have already been reports of Santa sightings in the Greater Cincinnati area this holiday season! While you might not get the chance to sit upon his lap and whisper...

Cincinnati and NKY Guide to Sunflower Fields

Visiting a sunflower field and getting our photos is a yearly tradition. It's one of my favorite ways to enjoy nature's beauty toward summer's golden end. This year, it's also a fun summer/fall family...

So Long Cicadas {Thanks for the Memories}

If there was one thing I dreaded about this summer, it was the cicada invasion. The swarming, the running for cover and praying that none of them landed on my arms, or God forbid,...

Teacher Gifts :: New Twist on the Classic Gift Card

I LOVE giving gifts. Maybe, a little too much. This past Christmas, my mom even asked me, "This is it, right?" Gift-giving is one of my main love languages. Any time a gift-giving opportunity...

Milestone Photos {What Moments Are You Capturing?}

I have a confession to make: I don't do monthly milestone photos with my baby. Those cutesy, posed photos with the stuffed animals and belly stickers, with a clever caption of their stats, likes,...

Are You a Hot Mess Mom? {11 Telltale Signs}

To be fair, I can't completely blame my hot mess mom status on having kids. I've always been "entropic." Prone to chaos, I've always taken it in stride. I've never been known as the...

The Winnie the Pooh Episode That Perfectly Encapsulates Motherhood

From the time I was born, I have always had a soft spot in my heart for the chubby little cubby all stuffed with fluff. My dad introduced me to Winnie the Pooh when...

Cheers to 4 Years {Celebrating Fiona’s Birthday on Jan. 24}

Four years ago, a preemie hippo named Fiona took the world by storm and stole Cincinnati's heart. That tiny 29-pound hippo is now a whopping 1,500 pounds, nearing a ton, but still just as...

My New Year’s Resolution: Be a Bad Mom

When you become a mom, nothing can adequately prepare you for all the emotions you'll have. The intense love and sense of awe when you first see your baby, the pride as they grow...