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!

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

On the Town Survival Guide: Fine Dining

In the next installment of the On the Town Survival Guide, which is meant to minimize stress and maximize fun when out and about with your kids, I'm tackling fine dining.There are a lot of fabulous re... Read more

The Flats are Back!

You may remember The Flats from your younger years as the scene of Pickle Bill's or Bar Cleveland or Have a Nice Day Café or maybe as a once-booming area that was mostly left vacant.Over the past cou... Read more

Throwing a Local Birthday Party

One thing you should know about me: I am super passionate about supporting local businesses! Perhaps it stems from the fact that my dad is a local small business owner for 40+ years.So, when it comes ... Read more

Celebrating Mom Friends

Happy Mother's Day! I hope all you moms are enjoying a wonderful day with your family! Mother's Day is a great chance to not only celebrate your family (and have them celebrate you), but it's also to... Read more

On the Town Survival Guide: Cedar Point

As I mentioned when we first met, I love getting out and about to explore the Northeast Ohio region with my son. And while sometimes I can be ambitious in where I undertake to go with him, I’ve lear... Read more

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