Meet Your Cincinnati Moms Blog Team
Photo Credit :: Ali Wolfe Photography
The images below were provided by our talented team photographer Ali Wolfe with the exception of the handful of contributors. Alternate photo credit for those team members is noted in their bios.
I am originally from New Hampshire and moved to the Cincinnati area in 2003. I am a divorced, recently remarried mom to 2 amazing boys, Eli and Ethan. We are avid Reds fans and you will likely find us at the ballpark quite a bit during baseball season. I have a degree in healthcare management and work full-time in Cincinnati. I have shared parenting of my boys, so when we are together, I try to make sure we make the most of our time! Whether it’s seeing Madcap Puppets, exploring the numerous local parks, enjoying the Cincinnati Pops, or cheering on our Cincinnati Redlegs, I strive to expose my boys to as many aspects of culture that I can! I enjoy music (I’ve played piano for 30 years) as well as being crafty (as time allows!), making crazy cool cakes, and relaxing with my boys, my husband, and our dog Frankie! I’m really excited about sharing a piece of my world with you and this often times humorous and wild adventure I call my life as a mom!I am a mom to two sons, ages 3 and 2, with a third son on the way in September. I teach high school communications and English in Cincinnati and do freelance writing in my "spare time". I was born and raised in West Chester and look forward to raising my sons here as well, surrounded by our Big Fat Greek family, and friends. Photo courtesy of Alex Frost.I am a wife, mommy to two sweet and spunky little girls, and an art teacher. As a Cincinnati native I love this city and am thankful to be raising my family here. My day job often finds its way into my family life as I love getting creative with my daughter and letting her run wild with paint and lots of other art supplies. I am passionate about encouraging creativity and art making at any age. When I am not crafting or having adventures with my little girl, I love organizing, decorating, shopping for a bargain, exploring new places for family fun around the city, cooking, and searching for local restaurants with great food.I love Cincinnati for far too many reasons to list, but mostly, it just feels like home. I stepped foot onto UC’s campus as a freshman in 2002, and I’ve never left. I’ve worked at UC through my bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D., and can’t imagine not being a Bearcat. My most favorite job of all is raising my 3 incredible children (Gabriel James, and twins Ayla Meryem & Ari Kerem) with my husband Serkan. He’s from Istanbul, Turkey, so we’ve had to navigate all sorts of cultural and travel fun in our time together. My passion for health, wellness, and fitness has lead me to roles with the American Council on Exercise and as an adjunct professor, with my continued purpose in life is to help people find ways to feel and be their best selves. As a busy twin + 1 mama, I hope my experiences can resonate with you!I was born in New York and lived in several states before settling down in my favorite city of all time – Cincinnati! I have a biracial family that consists of my amazing and talented husband (Derek) and our beautiful, silly daughter (Adilyn). I work full time, am in school full time for another degree, write and illustrate children’s books, and volunteer on the facilities team at my church. I’ve also started a race relations campaign, “One In Cincy“. I still do my best to be the best mom and wife I can be! I love art museums, the theatre, reading, and Cincinnati parks. I’m a foodie and always love trying new places to eat. I hope other moms find either enlightenment or humor from my posts!I was raised in the small town of Highland Heights KY. With influences from across the river, I grew up with a passion for sports, the arts, Ballet, writing, hiking, and nutrition. I now reside in the city of Alexandria KY and look towards the Queen City for many of my resources in raising two well rounded little ones. My marriage has blessed me with a little girl and a little boy. I am currently a stay at home mother and aspire to be a career woman when they reach school age. For now, I work hard on their preschool curriculum and the family's health.ContributorAlexandria, KYI was born in Cincinnati but transplanted to rural Michigan as a toddler with my parents. We moved back when I was in high school and I've been here since. I met my husband, Eric, while completing my undergrad in education at Miami University. Two master's degrees, a house, and a dog later, we decided to expand our family. Our daughter Piper was born in April of 2017. I'm a former enrollment counselor that is now navigating the new world of stay-at-home-mom (which is a misnomer since we rarely stay home!) and recently embarked on a journey to become a doula.I was born, raised, and still live in Hamilton, Ohio. My husband, Matt and I have two beautiful daughters, ages 8 and 3. One of my daughters was adopted from Kazakhstan and one is homegrown. I have a masters degree in speech pathology from Miami University and I currently work in a local LTC center. I also run a local Card My Yard franchise. My passions include travel (mostly to Disney) and volunteering for my daughter’s swim team.My family moved to the Cincinnati area when I was 12. From Forest Park, I made my way to Northern Kentucky. My husband Rusty and I have four children: Molly, Spencer, Rogan, and Emmett. I am a registered nurse turned stay at home mom. I thrive on coffee and laughter. I enjoy Skyline, Cincinnati Reds and alone time at the airport’s airplane viewing area. I would describe myself as a hot mess. Every day can be a struggle and I hope to show other parents they are not alone.ContributorHebron, KYI’ve lived in Cincinnati my whole life. I proudly grew up on the West Side, but much to the confusion of my childhood friends moved to the northeast area of Cincy. I attended the School for Creative and Performing Arts as a writing major for two years, then transferred and graduated from Colerain High School. I married my wonderful husband Joe in 2011, and we welcomed our sweet daughter Rozlyn in early 2016. If I could host a dream dinner with women I admire I would dine with Ina Garten, Maya Angelou, my late Gram, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Jennifer Lawrence. I am a boy band lover at heart and will drop everything the moment I hear “I Want It That Way” to sing and dance along. You can ask for proof from anyone at the grocery store! My other passions are cooking, reading, mom’s groups, being involved with my church, and enjoying every minute I can as a SAHM.Project Manager; ContributorReadingI am relatively new to Cincinnati, and after living in Columbus for nearly three decades, I am glad to be back in the Buckeye State! Keeping all wheels turning with my family of five serves as my full-time job, but I stay active with my teaching background by blogging and freelance writing for several education companies. When I'm not stealing some time at the keyboard, I enjoy exploring all Cincinnati has to offer through the eyes of my five-year-old. Cooking, traveling, and binge-watching a good drama series round out my favorites, but some of those happen much more often than others!I was born and raised in the Queen City and have always lived in Liberty Township, with the exception of my time at The Ohio State University – O-H-I-O! I’ve been married to my college sweetheart for 5 wonderful years and I am a proud #boymom to Nolan (2 1/2) and Beckett (5 months)! I have always been passionate about writing and love to now have an excuse to do it more! My family loves to explore the city and are always looking for new places to discover and burn off some of this toddler energy we are surrounded with 24/7. My ultimate mom wish would be to have an extra 2 hours each day so I can sleep longer and enjoy more me time!I am a native Cincinnatian, born and raised on the West Side and currently settled across the river in Northern Kentucky. I’m a former Highlander, Bearcat, Falcon, and Fulbright Scholar. My greatest challenge hitherto is the one I love the most: being a Mom to an energetic eight-year-old boy. When not working full-time at one of the city’s great hospitals, I’m trying to fit in all there is to do in this wonderful city – and there is certainly A LOT to do! As one who loves to read, I am an advocate for the public library and go multiple times a week. You can often find me at Music Hall enjoying the ballet, opera, and orchestra. I am an introvert, a bit of a foodie, an NPR listener, a pessimist who likes to think she’s a realist, a middle child, an ex-wife and amicable co-parent, a fiancée, and much, much more. I feel lucky to have grown up in Cincinnati and to be raising my own child in this wonderful city.I'm a Mommy to a beautiful little girl named Ellie. I'm married to my amazing husband Matt. I work in customer service at a local grocery store. In my free time, I enjoy: church, all things Disney, reading, writing and quiet times with my family. I'm a simple girl! It does not take very much to make me happy. You will see me at the grocery store with my messy bun and yoga pants on, that's for sure.Hello! My name is Normarys and I was born and raised in Puerto Rico. I moved to Cincinnati in 2009 and currently live in Ft Wright, KY. I stay home with my sweet little boy and help my husband with his Chick-fil-A managing our Marketing and Human Resources areas. I have a 2-year-old boy named Jude, a 9+ year-old dog named Hooch and my husband, Brent, and I are foster parents. I love telling stories, learning from others and making life with people. I also like to read, do crafts, travel, plan parties and spend time with friends and family.My name is Rachel and I am a local photographer, mommy of two, and wife. I was born and raised in Cincinnati and love it here. My family and I are huge baseball fans! We love the Reds and try to catch as many games as possible (we even had a Reds-themed wedding!). My little family loves to explore fun and beautiful places around the city and do impromptu photo sessions as much as we can. We are a silly bunch who spends most of our time goofing around and laughing as much as possible. I am excited to be writing for CMB and can't wait to share my life stories with you all!ContributorMt. HealthyCincinnati has been my home for the last 20 years, and thanks to all the friends we have made here, I am happy to call it my hometown. I am Mom to three middle and high school age kids. (Within minutes, I will be the shortest person in our household.) Life is never boring at our house. We homeschool the two youngest, and our oldest just started high school. The kids enjoy everything from volleyball to tennis to banjo to archery to gymnastics to computer gaming, which means I spend a lot of time driving. When I’m not doing that, I squeeze in a few of my other loves–exploring our city, crafting, reading, kayaking, hiking, gardening, traveling, and teaching people to take good care of their skin through my Mary Kay business. Oh, and of course writing!I am originally from Northwest Ohio and met her husband in the beginning of my freshmen year of college. He is a born and raised Cincinnati west-sider. He took me home to meet the family that December and I fell in love with her husband and Cincinnati. It was an easy decision to make as to what city we would live in after I was done with school. We have been married since 2008 and have lived in Cincinnati since 2009. I have three wonderful boys. When I am not driving my boys around the city to have an adventure, I enjoy sewing, crafts in general, taking pictures of my family, debating with my husband over who is using a word correctly (and often getting out the dictionary), coffee, and great conversation.ContributorWhite Oak