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Things I Discovered This Summer

Things I Discovered This Summer

Here’s a short list of Random Things I Discovered This Summer… The Nightingale is a FANTASTIC book. Not a quick-beach-read type of book. But an excellent story. Grab the tissues. Lachey’s in OTR is worth trying. I had low expectations and it was great. The food was awesome. Spicy Garlic Tot Bowl? Zucchini Frites? YUM!

Dear Summer Break…I’m not ready for you to end

Dear Summer Break…I’m not ready for you to end

Some of you have asked if I stopped blogging…um, not really. Summer just sucks me in. Time flies when you are having fun. That’s for sure. Where did the summer go? HOW is it already August? My kids return to school soon and I am not ready. We have definitely had a fantastic summer. Better

What to Expect at a Swim Meet

What to Expect at a Swim Meet

As a swim team parent, I know that the very first meet can be overwhelming. The most important thing is packing a bag and getting there on time. The following is what I have learned from our swim team. Not everything will be the same for all swim meets. However, this should give you an

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck

Touch-A-Truck is a very fun FREE family event that usually happens during the summer. We often go to the Sharonville Touch-A-Truck. It is currently held at the Sharonville Convention Center one day each summer and is HUGE. There are a wide variety of vehicles that attend the event. If you’ve never been before, the kids

The 1989 Concert

The 1989 Concert

I should really rename this post “The Time I Had to Eat My Words”. I swore I wouldn’t take an elementary school kid to a concert. The first concert I can remember attending was Tiffany and New Kids on the Block at King’s Island way back in 1989 (thank you Google for verifying). I was

To Decide on a Device

Each parent has his/her own areas that are a main focus in their parenting with their kids. Battles they will fight. Decisions they will stick to day-to-day. One of those for us has been food and dinner time. I will not be a short order cook and my kids can go to bed hungry if

I Decided to Delete Facebook

I Decided to Delete Facebook

  I must admit that Facebook is such a time-sucker for me. And I find myself wanting to check it more and more and more often. And then when I do an hour goes by before I realize I’ve been sitting scrolling through Facebook on my phone for an hour. Ugh. And in reality, I

Bravo! Cucina Italiana Opens Rookwood Location

Bravo! Cucina Italiana Opens Rookwood Location

The all new Bravo! Cucina Italiana is now open in Rookwood! BRAVO! Cucina Italiana is a “polished casual” restaurant offering classic Italian food amongst the shadows of Roman ruins. The subtitle “Cucina Italiana” means Italian kitchen, in which all cooking is done in full view of the guest, creating the energy of a live theater. BRAVO’s

Did You Know…

Here are a few things I’ve learned over the last year that I wish someone had told me sooner… Did you know…that you can order fries at Chick-fil-A “well-done” and they are crispy and not mushy? I did it on my last visit and they were awesomely perfect. Did you know…that when you are at Chick-fil-A,

Spring Break 2015

Spring Break 2015

Highlights from our “staycation” Spring Break this year… The start of Spring Break was AMAZING. This was my view when Spring Break started on Friday at 4:00… Andy took the kids to his parents for the weekend without me! I was alone for 48-hours. And I made use of every single minute. I purposely did

I’ve Become an Online Shopper

I’ve Become an Online Shopper

It really is rare that I take the time to go out to a store and shop for myself by myself. If I’m running to the outlets, I almost always have a kid in tow and we are headed straight to Stride Rite and back home. I cannot tell you the last time I was