Amanda Hayward

Amanda Hayward is a freelance writer from Cincinnati, Ohio, and a military wife and mom of two. She is also a group fitness instructor and loves running and cooking up healthy recipes in her spare time.

MOX is Ready for Takeoff


Remember Margarita Moksin, local mom and inventor of MOX, an on-the-go wireless container that heats any food or liquid from cold to 100 or 160 degrees Fahrenheit? Well, last year we sampled it and one year later, MOX reached a new level and just launched it’s Kickstarter campaign. MOX, a product of SoMi, a product… Read more »

Mom Report: LM&M Railroad


If you don’t have a family tradition, it is never too late to start one. One of our family traditions is visiting Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad (16 E. South St., Lebanon, OH 45036) at least one time per year, and so far we made it a point to see Thomas the Tank Engine on his… Read more »

Celebrate Back to School at Kings Island


Calling all educators! Celebrate back-to-school at Kings Island for Teacher Appreciation Weekend – the park is offering free admission to educators Friday, August 24-26th and family and friends are welcome, too. Educators can bring the family along for a special price, $29.99 per ticket, for up to six family members or friends. There are only a couple weekends… Read more »

Up, Up and Away – Civil Air Patrol Open House Week


The Boone County Composite Squadron is participating in The Civil Air Patrol Open House (103 Beaver Rd, Walton, KY 41094) August 27th beginning at 6 p.m., and you’re invited to put your flying knowledge to the test and bring the kids out to this free event!    Some of the things Civil Air Patrol has to… Read more »

Back to School Events


It’s time for the hustle and bustle of Back to School, and we’ve rounded up a few events and school supply drives to get you and your family in the right frame of mind!

Get Fit for a Good Cause


Run, walk, cycle or even hike your way over to one of Cincinnati’s family fitness events. Why? Because it’s all for a good cause and it gets the family moving — together.

Explore Cincinnati on Two Wheels


Cycling has taken a tremendous climb in the United States over the past decade. It has not just become popular for work commuters (i.e., Bike to Work Day), but it has changed the way some of us spend our free time. I decided to see what Cincinnati had in store for bike-lovers like myself. I… Read more »

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