Why I Decided to Home School My Kids This Fall

10 Reasons I Listed for Myself. It is not a long term plan. We are focusing on Kindergarten only.We have the flexibility in our schedules that allows us to do it. I am grateful for another year with my oldest. I see it as a blessing for both of my kids to spend another year…

Unique Stay in Hocking Hills

Hocking Hills is calling! For less than three hours drive from Akron, you can book a stay in one of these many unique rentals, from a tiny house to a cabin with indoor saltwater pool! @chaletshh@hockinghillspremiercabins@hockinghillsunderground@chaletshh@hockinghillscaboose@hockinghillscabinsandresort Some of these cabins are booked through August BUT most have availability AND all of them will be so…

12 Creeks to Visit on A Hot Summer Day in Akron and Cleveland Area

A list of some of our favorite creeks to visit on a hot day. Most are a short hike before you reach the water. Kids friendly, based on Ben (5) and Kate (almost 4). South Chagrin, Brecksville, Everett Covered Bridge are easy access. Parking could be challenging and can be crowded on any given day.…

Beaches Along Lake Erie, Ohio

Mentor Headlands State Park When we first venture out in June, we looked for small beaches at the metro park close to home and have learned they are all closed for the season (except the spillway at Hinckley Reservation). So I expand my search to Lake Erie beaches and nearby lakes and to my own…

20 Day Trips That Are Less Than 2 Hours From Akron, Ohio

We are cautious but we are not giving up on having a great summer of 2020! These locations on my list are within 1-2 hours drive from Akron, OH. They are public places that you can still practice social distancing and enjoy time with your family. Below is the list (in no orders whatsoever). Please…

Top 6 Parks with Large Field for Outdoor Activities and Picnic

When your children want to play soccer but your yard isn't big enough for their "mighty kicks" or you are tired of watching them circling around the driveway in their bikes, you make a list of metro parks with fields and share with friends who might also be looking 😉 There are many other amazing…

20 Greenhouse within 30 Miles of Akron

All locally own and operate greenhouses and garden centers in and around Akron area. They are open and some even offer curbside pick-up! Enjoy planting! Graf's Garden Shop, Landscape and Farm Market Akron, 44320 Boyert's Greenhouse & Farm Medina, 44256 Dayton Nursery Norton, 44203 @Grafgrowers Dunkler's Farm Market Akron, 44320 Suncrest Gardens Peninsula, 44264 Blooming…

Our Small Business Friends

This is where you will find our favorites and friends: a long list of local businesses and kids' sport programs. Click on link to go to their social media account or website. Let me know if you find errors or have any questions. We ARE ABSOLUTELY NOT affiliated with any of the businesses on our…

Small Business Saturday | Shop Small in Akron

Hope you all had a great weekend of saving! I wanted to leave this list of small businesses here so you may continue to check out and support the small shops we love. Be the shopper and customer that makes a difference. Shop at the places you want to stay open years after years. We…

Top 20 Ice Cream Shops in Akron/Cleveland Area

If we are connected on social media, you already know I have sweet tooth, especially for ice cream. I would drive hour for sweets, if it's worth it. Here is a list of my top 20 ice cream shops I have been to and will go back. Listing in no favorite order with short description…