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: 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 »

Mom Report: Tippi Toes’ Dance and More!


My 3-year-old recently completed her first Tippi Toes class at the Sharonville Community Center. She absolutely loved it! She was ecstatic about wearing a pink leotard with ruffles and ballet shoes. We arrived a little early and all of the little dancers were running around the room excitedly. Promptly at 10 o’clock, the instructor began… Read more »

Mom Report: Blue Cocoon


This past week I have attended two play dates where I did not get to connect with my friends because everyone was looking after their kids. That is not a bad thing, but I am learning that certain environments are more conducive for an actual conversation to happen when kids are around.  The Blue Cocoon… Read more »

Mom Report: Raptor Inc.


                  Raptor Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured birds native to the area and educate the general public about the importance of these birds. They host monthly open houses at their main site in Milford every fourth Sunday of the month where there are tours and learning activities… Read more »

Mom Report: Pyramid Hill


Pyramid Hill is an art lover’s paradise, but there is something there for everyone. This 300-acre sculpture park rests near the Great Miami River in Hamilton, Ohio. The park has approximately 70 sculptures that observers can interact with through the free app Otocast. The app plays a recording of the artist talking about their sculpture…. Read more »

Hubbard Update!


My daughter has been doing swim lessons for four months now and is doing great. She always looks forward to them and asks me almost every day when she gets to go again.  I have noticed that what she has learned at swim lessons is carrying over to recreational swim when we go to the… Read more »

Mom Report: Liberty Center


Splash pads are the latest rage and Cincinnati has a good variety. The Great Parks Of Hamilton County have theme-based ones with different water stations and slides. Beechwood Acres in Anderson has fun old-town themed one. Home of the Brave in Symmes has squirt guns and a rainbow where water pours out. Washington Park is all the… Read more »

Time Savers, Part 2: Dream Dinners


                  Do you dread 6 o’clock when everyone is hungry and you still have no clue what you are making for dinner or even if you have anything to prepare for dinner? Dream Dinners is a practical solution for busy families who value connecting over a healthy meal. Dream Dinners has four locations in Cincinnati… Read more »

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