Holiday Light Displays

2013 Holiday

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree, how lovely are your twinkling lights. I know those aren’t the right words, but isn’t it true? How can you not be happy when looking at all of the hard work someone has put into a light display? It’s made solely for the purpose of bringing others joys. And… [read more]

Cincinnati Parks :: Mt. Airy Forest

Mt Airy Forest Slideshow

My family has found a new (to us) park to explore in the Hamilton County Parks, it’s the Mt. Airy Forest.  Where has this park been all my life?!?!  Why had we not explored it before this summer?!  We have actually been to this park for a wedding, but did not take time to explore… [read more]

Family Fun for New Year’s Eve 2012


New Year’s Eve – a time to ring out the  old year and celebrate the new. My husband and I love to spend our last night of the year with our kids doing something crazy fun. The definition of “crazy fun” sure has changed in the past 10 years of parenthood, but we’re okay with… [read more]

Holiday Light Displays 2012


When I was a little girl, my Grandpa loved driving around and looking at Christmas lights. This is the stuff memories are made of — and for that I am very thankful. He used to pick us up in this motor home (yes, his motor home) and we would charge around in the back racing… [read more]

Parky’s Wetland Adventure at Woodland Mound


Last week Amy Q. and I took the kids to Woodland Mound to visit Parky’s Wetland Adventure.  It has been one HOT HOT HOT summer, and while Amy Q. and I fortunately both have pools we can take our children too, we were looking for a new adventure for them.  Woodland Mound was about a… [read more]

Brunch + Jazz + Family + Nature = A Great Day!


My family is a big fan of the Hamilton County Park District.  I’ve previously written about enjoying Parky’s Ark at Winton Woods as well as our adventure renting paddle boats at Sharon Woods but since those posts spotlighted the fun things going on in the summer, I thought it would be nice to focus on… [read more]

Cincinnati’s New Year’s Eve Events for Families and Kids (2010)

  Note –> This is LAST year’s post with information on ringing in 2011. Click here for the current NYE post for info on ringing in 2012. New Year’s Eve is traditionally an adults’ holiday, what with the copious amounts of champagne, rowdy partying and all. But NYE doesn’t have to mean staying at home for… [read more]

What’s Up This Weekend – Nov. 5-7

Even though Halloween is over and many of the fall farm festivals have closed, there is still plenty of family fun going on.   If your kids are now going through candy detox, read Amy’s post on how they can turn in all that excess candy for a bowl of yummy noodles this Sunday, Nov. 7. … [read more]

Great Outdoor Weekend – Sept. 25-26

I love this time of year. Temperatures are supposed to be cooling down and the beautiful colors of fall are starting to surface.  It’s a great time to spend some quality time outdoors with the family.  This weekend the Cincinnati Great Outdoor Weekend takes place Sept. 25-26 so there will be no excuses for staying… [read more]