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20 Things To Do This Weekend For Mothers Day

Can I get a HELL YES For all the mommas out there?  

Moms, its your day coming up this weekend and there is so many events going on just for you! Not dad.. You! Sorry dad, you have to wait! 

Since it can be a little bit of an overwhelming task to surf the interwebs and try and find out best deals and things dedicated to you, I've decided to do it for you because I know how busy you are and ain't no body got time for that! ( Anyone else sing the song every time they say that?.. Just me? ok.) 

So what's going down in Cincinnati this weekend:

2. The Macaroon Bar is offering a Mothers Day Macarons Class
3. B&B Riverboats
 Mother’s Day Cruise.
4. Say Yes To Jess Mothers Day Brunch. ( Yeah, totally me. I'm having an AMAZING Brunch that you have to check out!)

5. Krohn Conservatory half price admission for moms  10 am-5pm.
6. 7th Asian Food Fest in Washington Park in OTR
7.Mother's Day at Vinoklet Winery Free Wine Tasting and craft show
Family Garden Weekend- Free Pumpkin plant
9. Appalachian Festival at Coney Island
10. Blue Manatee  
Make a Monet for Mama!
11. Beech Acres Park Mom and Son Superhero Dance Friday May 12th 6:30-830 p.m
12. The Great Gatsby at Mariemont Theatre
13. Cincinnati Dinner Train is hosting a special ride just for moms. Every special lady will receive a flower upon boarding

14. TCBY Free Cup of Froyo! 
15. McCormick and Schmick Free Strawberries dipped in chocolate for mom!
16. Hooters is serving up free meals for mom all day!

17.  Mothers Day Valligarphy Work shop by Jen k. Calligarphy
18. Mother + Daugher Yoga and shopping event. 
19. Sunrise Riverboat Yoga
20. Mommy and Me Princess Party

Oh! and a bonus one!

21.  Floralai Mothers Day Pop Up Shop

This list is bound to have something on it that you can attend with any mom!  So Happy Mothers Day to all you mommas out there! May your weekends be amazing and filled with love and fun. 

P.s.. If you had to pick anything on that list to do I'd personally pick number 4... but ya know, that's just me ;) If you needed that link again... Just click here


My First Opening Day In Cincinnati

I've lived in Cincinnati now for almost 10 years. I moved directly here after graduating High school. So I think that by now it is safe to say I'm a full blown Cincinnatian. 

I really do love Cincinnati. From the people to the places and the city wide traditions that happen here, its all wonderful to me. Since moving here 10 years ago, there are some things I've still yet to do and hope to check them off my list very soon. One of those things was Attend the Opening Day Parade and game. 

I've wanted to go for the past couple years but it's never actually worked out for some reason or another. However, this year the planets aligned and my bestie and I got to partake in the festivities.

We arrived downtown at Findlay Market, where the parade was set to start. We may have gotten a sneak peak at all the parade things because were rebels and chose to walk down the road that they were lining up on. 

Once it started I was so excited to see everything go by. I felt like a kid in a candy shop. The energy of the crowd was amazing and we made a new little friend who would dance and or try to be in the parade at any chance she got. It was absolutly adorable. 

There were so many fun things in the parade. It was almost 2 hours long but it didn't feel like it at all. I think my favorite thing had to be all the horses. Especially the mini horses.  

Side note. I didn't know there were therapy horses but I'm going to need a whole lot of therapy if that is the case. 



My other favorite thing was this set of costumes from a local school. Each one was dressed up as something cincinnati related. They were all so adorable and I wanted to look at each and every costume but couldn't see them all. They even had some dressed up as city landmakrs. It was such a cute idea. 

When the parade was over we headed down to the stadium to watch the game. One of the things I love most about Cincinnati is the amount of pride we have in our city. The streets were lined with people who were there for the festivities and to attend the game. It's truly something you just have to experience if you're from out of town. 

April and I actually didn't plan on going but like I said earlier... the planets aligned, wishes were granted and April won tickets the night before! It was a very welcomed surprise and I'd like to formally say thank you  to the Venue Kings for them!! The seats were amazing and I don't think I've ever actually sat that close before.


In typical Ohio fashion, rain was of course in the forecast but it only started raining when we were on a mission to find the dollar hot dog stand, that I may add we could not find. Thankfully it wasn't a long storm and ended just as fast as it started. I was really happy about that not because It was a little cold but because you cant make sure balls are not going to hit you in the face when your glasses have little rain droplets all over them.  

Yes, I spent a good portion of the game being nervous I was going to get hit in the face with the ball. They hit hard... 


All in all the day was amazing and went entirely too fast but like every opening day past it means summer is right around the corner and I'm extremely excited about that! 

Have you been to opening day before? Tell me about it and what your memories in the comments below! 

Want more? Enjoy a slide show of the parade! 

Why It's Important To Let Your Childs Imagination Out To Play

Why It's Important To Let Your Childs Imagination Out To Play

All dressed up in her brand new dress, she climbed into her spaceship looked up at me and said "My spaceship runs off of glitter."  I laughed, and put a hand full of glitter into what I assumed was the "gas tank".  She was on a mission to fly away and meet the other princesses on different planets.