Why CLE?

Jen is a born-and-raised Cleveland girl who is dedicated to experiencing and celebrating all the wonderful places in town, with her son Jeffrey, her husband Matthew, and a cavalcade of the best gal pals you could ever want. Jen owns her own consulting business; blogs for her own site, as well as Northeast Ohio Parent and Cleveland Plus; and holds board positions with Playhouse Square Partners and the John Carroll University Cleveland Alumni Chapter. She likes to say she wears many hats, all of them sparkly. Oh, and Jen is a big fan of all things sparkly, festive, and fun! Join her as she continues to find new and exciting things to do in the city we proudly call home!

On the Town Survival Guide: Fairs and Festivals

My “On the Town Survival Guides” are designed to help maximize your fun and minimize your stress while you’re out and about with your kids. I’ve tackled everything from fine dining to Cedar Po... Read more

Shop Local and Female-Owned Businesses for Mother's Day

As you’ve probably figured out by now, I’m all about shopping small and local whenever I can. You know those “He went to Jared’s” commercials? Well, for this local-loving lady, that would no... Read more

Insta-Momma: Cleveland-Area Moms on Instagram

Who else can't get enough of Instagram these days? *raises hand* I especially love following other local moms and getting inspiration from things they do with or places they take their kids. Plus, som... Read more

Exploring Cleveland's Hidden Cultural Gems

Cleveland is packed with great culture, from museums to theater to music. And while the obvious choices of University Circle, the Cleveland Orchestra, and Playhouse Square provide amazing options to e... Read more

On the Town Survival Guide: Cabin Fever

In the next installment of my on-the-town survival guide, I'm tackling the most common of situations in Northeast Ohio in these months: cabin fever. Between freezing temperatures, snow days, and cold ... Read more

Little Omies: Yoga for Kids in the Greater Cleveland Area

Tis the season for New Year's resolutions and, for a lot of us, getting in better shape is on the list. My son recently asked me if he could exercise with me, which got me thinking about ways you coul... Read more

On the Town Survival Guide: Holiday Events

'Tis the season for lots of holiday events around town. How do you know which one(s) to choose? And how do you maximize your fun and minimize your stress while you're there? In my latest "On the Town ... Read more

Grateful for Cleveland

In this season of gratitude, I find myself pausing to give thanks for living, loving, and raising my family in Cleveland. It seems such a simple thing, really. We might not even think about it: to giv... Read more

On the Town Survival Guide: Theater

The theater, the theater, can you really take your little one to the theater? Absolutely! In the latest installment in my "On the Town Survival Guide" series, I share some tips about how to experience... Read more

Grown-Up Fun at Favorite Play Date Spots

You know the places you love to take your kids for play dates? Well, have you ever thought about checking them out for an adult play date? Many museums and cultural centers around town offer ways to e... Read more

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