Susie Dyson Susie Dyson

Susie Dyson lives in the northern suburbs of Cincinnati with her husband and three kids. She has a 4-year-old, 2-year-old, and a new baby! Together, they like to explore new things in Cincinnati as well as favorite places like Home of the Brave Park and Glenwood Gardens. Susie is a former High School teacher and now stays at home with her kids. She also enjoys running, being outside, spending time with family and friends, participating in her church's activities, and drinking coffee.

Mom Report: Highfield Discovery Garden


March offers some unpredictable weather so while the forecast is looking sunny and dry take advantage of the programming at Highfield Discovery Center at Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike)! The current program is all about Maple Sugar and how it is tapped from trees and made into delicious maple syrup. The classroom is set up… Read more »

Mom Report: Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve


Farbach-Werner Nature Preserve (3455 Poole Road) is a hidden treasure off of Colerain Avenue that many people may drive by each day without even realizing it is there! This small nature preserve boasts big activities. For example, this past weekend it hosted Maple Sugar Days. There were demonstrations of how trees are tapped and how… Read more »

Mom Report: Syrian Shrine Circus


The Syrian Shrine Circus is a one of a kind event. There are acts of all sorts and not a dull moment goes by! The circus starts off with the National Anthem and a warm welcome from the Ringmaster. Some of the exciting acts include Bengal Tigers and an impressive routine where they all lay… Read more »

Mom Report: Great Parks of Hamilton County


The Great Parks System (greatparks.org) is an amazing resource to have in the Tristate. Often playgrounds and hiking is what is most associated with these Hamilton County parks. Though I use the park system for these two activities, I have recently been very impressed with their educational programming. Earlier this month, I attended two events… Read more »

Mom Report: Nights of Lights at Coney Island


                  Head down to the river and enjoy Nights of Lights at Coney Island. Coney Island is often associated with Riverbend but it also hosts a drive-through light display. This two-mile stretch of lights will be sure to entertain you and the whole family! Be sure to come early as lines can be long but… Read more »

Mom Report: EnterTRAINment Junction at Christmas


                  EnterTRAINment Junction has something for everyone! As soon as you walk in, your feel like you are in a train station the way the lobby is set up. Right when you walk in, there is a nice cafe on the left and the gift shop and ticket counter are to the right. Restrooms are… Read more »

Mom Report: LM&M Railroad’s North Pole Express


                  Downtown Lebanon with its historic homes and buildings is the perfect backdrop for the 1930s LM&M train station. The town was lit up and decorated for Christmas, as was the train station with lots of wreaths, garlands, and lights. The wooden platforms and ticket office made it feel as if you were going back… Read more »

Mom Report: Run, Jump n Play


                  Fall has finally decided to stick around and that means cooler temperatures. Kids need to get their energy out, and when playing outside is not suitable, parents need to have a back-up plan. Run, Jump, n Play, a popular indoor play ground has recently moved to Blue Ash off of Pfeiffer Road (at I-71… Read more »

Reasonably Vs. Perfectly Clean


                  Everyone appreciates a clean home but life gets in the way and sometimes there is not as much time as one would like to clean! One might say that an easy fix is to hire a cleaning service, however everyone’s budget (including mine) does not allow for that. Please note this post is not… Read more »

Running as a Mom


            I am very grateful that my mom encouraged me to try out Cross Country in the eighth grade.  I was not the best athlete as basketball tryouts suggested, nor was I an actress as indicated when I was promoted to stage hand, which was a blast.  Nevertheless, I was going throughout that awkward middle… Read more »

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