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Guide to the Cleveland Script Signs

Guide to the Cleveland Script Signs

You've seen them here & there across social media but have you visited them all? Originally installed in 2016 by Destination Cleveland as a way to boost tourism, there are 6 signs all spread throughout Cleveland & mostly the west side with the exception of one...

Take Home Activities on Cleveland’s West Side

Take Home Activities on Cleveland’s West Side

  With the pandemic keeping many of us at home this winter, you may be looking for some creative ways to keep the kids (and yourself!) entertained. While there are some great paid activity kits and subscription services out there, many of the local libraries and...

Cleveland & West Side Sledding Hill Guide

Cleveland & West Side Sledding Hill Guide

With the winter season here, sledding is a great way to get out of the house & get some physical activity in. If you're looking for some hills in Cleveland & on the west side, this guide is for you! I've rounded up quite a few locations that have a variety of...

Lorain County Metro Parks Guide

Lorain County Metro Parks Guide

Since I recently created the Cleveland Metroparks Guide, I also wanted to shed some light on Lorain County Metro Parks. This park system spread throughout all of Lorain County is home to 27 different metro parks encompassing over 10,000 acres. 22 locations are open to...

Cleveland Metroparks Guide

Cleveland Metroparks Guide

The Cleveland Metroparks is an extensive system of 18 reservations (also known as nature reserves) totaling over 24,000 acres spread throughout Northeast Ohio. This guide will focus on the locations in Cleveland & the west side. We are a big fan of the outdoors....

Virtual Noon Year’s Eve Events

Virtual Noon Year’s Eve Events

If you're looking for some safe & fun ways to celebrate the New Year, check out these places that are doing virtual "Noon" Year's events! Cleveland Museum of Natural History: Can’t stay up until midnight? Celebrate the New Year EARLY with this family-friendly,...

#FreeInCLE Holiday Light Displays Guide

#FreeInCLE Holiday Light Displays Guide

While we all know this year is one like no other, there is still some great spots to see beautiful holiday light displays in a safe & fun way. I've gathered a list of FREE wonderful locations that have all types of displays for you & your family to enjoy....

The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Welcome to our first annual Holiday Gift Guide! I created this guide to not only help make shopping easy for you this holiday season,but especially this year, encourages you to shop SMALL & LOCAL!! Cleveland is home to some of the best shops & while this of...

The 2020-2021 Private School Guide

The 2020-2021 Private School Guide

Thank you to our sponsors – Bloom Learning Community, Holy Trinity School, Julie Billiart Schools, & Lutheran West High School! Whether you’re still searching for the right school for your child this academic year or are beginning to think about next year, we know...

Camp Roosevelt Firebird’s Family Camp

Camp Roosevelt Firebird’s Family Camp

Camp Roosevelt Firebird is a summer camp in Bowerston, OH - a short 2 hour drive from the CLE. Regularly, the camp is open during the summer for that iconic sleepaway experience for kids interested in personal growth, the outdoors, & an amazing time spent with...

Code Ninjas Avon Launches New JR Program

Code Ninjas Avon Launches New JR Program

  Oftentimes, we think of coding as something older teenagers or college students are studying. There's even been a ton of programs revolving around adults attending coding workshops as a change of career; however, there is a group that should be learning how to...

It’s Apple Picking Season!

It’s Apple Picking Season!

Summer is coming to an end & while that may be sad for most folks, I love the autumn season that is coming! One of our favorite things to do is go apple picking. There's nothing quite like being out in nature in the orchards. It's also a great, safe activity to do...

Making the Most out of a Pandemic Birthday

Making the Most out of a Pandemic Birthday

When this pandemic started, I had no idea my son's birthday would be affected by it. I figured we had nearly 6 months to go. Surely, this will be over by then! Ha! The joke was on me because here we are still amidst the pandemic life. As the day crept up on us, we...

Distillata Water Coolers

Distillata Water Coolers

Today I want to talk about water. Water is so important for our bodies, it always seems like everywhere you look people are trying to drink more water on a daily basis by doing just about anything from getting water bottles that literally scream at you with intense...

Social Distancing at Lakeview Park

Social Distancing at Lakeview Park

Lately it seems as moms, especially, we are looking for safe & fun things to do this summer so we all don't get bored out of our mind with our kids. So I thought it would be a good idea to share one of our favorite spots on the west side of Cleveland. Lakeview...

West Side Love: Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

West Side Love: Lake Erie Nature & Science Center

A treasured community resource, the Lake Erie Nature & Science Center is an amazing place to check out with the kids. It is complete with live animals to learn about as well as a planetarium. Nestled in beautiful Huntington Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks,...

West Side Love: Dia de Muertos & Cleveland Public Theatre

West Side Love: Dia de Muertos & Cleveland Public Theatre

The West Side will be celebrating a much-loved Latin American cultural tradition on Saturday, November 2nd in the Detroit Shoreway. This is the 15th year that Cleveland Public Theatre and Dia de Muertos Ohio have hosted the event. It's free and fun for all ages and...

West Side Love: The West Side Market

West Side Love: The West Side Market

After 107 years in existence, The West Side Market is still the cornerstone of the west side and a jewel in the crown of Cleveland. Boasting 100 vendor spots inside and 81 spots outside, it is and has always been the center of grocery commerce for the people of...

West Side Love: Franklin Castle

West Side Love: Franklin Castle

The west side boasts one of Cleveland’s most haunted places so we thought this was the perfect time to feature it! Franklin Castle has been haunting the west side for over a hundred years. In fact, it has even been named the most haunted house in Ohio! It is a High...

Kids’ Screen Time

Kids’ Screen Time

Today, expecting your kids to never lay eyes on a screen is probably unrealistic. However, research shows that kids under 8 are using mobile devices more than 2 hours a day. The number for teens is exponentially higher. Kids’ screen time amount has a direct link to the risks associated with depression and anxiety for that age group.

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