I am Mom to two beautiful, sassy little girls; Nora & Meredith. It was only after becoming a mother that I really started to appreciate how lucky we are to live in this Southwest Ohio, surrounded by amazing green space, culture, history, sports, and the arts. I love using all aspects of Cincinnati (Dayton and NKY too if I am being honest) as a playground for my kids and myself. I often drag my friends and family from the East side to the West side in search of another new and exciting adventure.

Why I am Not Looking Back

We all do it. We all scroll through Time Hop on Facebook or the pictures on our phones and make our hearts ache a little for those little ones who are too big too...

Flying Horse Farms: Where Being Sick Takes a Back Seat to Being a Kid

I have worked in pediatric healthcare for 15 years. In that time I have seen just about every emotion and every story illness and injury have to offer. If you talk to someone who...

Live Your Best Life & Float!

Float? Say what? Yes, that’s right... I am here to tell you that you need to stop what you are doing right now and schedule yourself a time to float at Tao Float Lofts (locations...

Dinner to Doorbells: Making Meal Time a Gift

I got home from work today and this gift was waiting on my doorstep. I work a non-traditional schedule that includes 12-hour shifts and weekends. On top of that, I have a second job. Oh,...

Move Over Little Ones… Swim Lessons are for Big Kids Too

I don't know about you but when I think about swim lessons, I picture adorable little cherubs learning how to get their faces wet and get out of the pool unassisted. I know my...

Education is Not One Size Fits All

Education is not a one-size-fits-all experience. The above, is a quote, from the Childtime® Learning Center, and is one of many reasons why I am a big fan of their curriculum. I love this flexible approach...

The Simple Thing that Changed our Summer {and it could change yours too}

A few weeks ago, I bought a puzzle on a whim. I opened up the box and sorted pieces into "edges" and "middles" on my dining room table and then walked away.   The puzzle sat...

Soccer Mom Hacks for Surviving the Season

Our team of veteran soccer moms would like to share our top 5 #soccermom hacks to help you navigate soccer season and beyond!

Mom Confession: I Have a Temper

It always starts out okay. I can stay calm for the first, second, third and even sometimes fourth time I ask my children to do something. But, if I have to ask again -...

My Top 4 “Musts” When it Comes to Growing Old Gracefully

Don't tell anyone I told you, but I am staring down the barrel at 40 this year. Ouch... it hurts to even type it. I would like to think that I am an older and...