I thought it would be fun to share a few random facts to tell you more about myself. ENJOY!
1 - I was born and raised in a tiny little town. As of 2014 the population was around 716 people! I still live in the same that we moved into when I was 10, 19 years ago. I get the urge to move to the beach every winter!
2 - I have never learned how to dive or do a cartwheel. My parents always used to tell me if I fell I would break my neck. That pretty much ruined it for me.
3 - I went from kindergarten all the way until I graduated without ever missing a single day of school! I never did finish college though.
4 - I played the clarinet in the marching band up until my senior year. I still regret quitting.
5 - I CAN NOT STAND ranch dressing!! My boyfriend thinks I'm an alien, but even watching other people eat it grosses me out. I also hate for my food to touch. Divided plates are the best things ever.
6 - I drive a car with a manual transmission. It's an anomaly these days. I learned how to drive a stick in an old Geo Metro named "The Red Rocket"!
7 - I can't go more than a day or two without seeing or talking to my grandma. This is most of the reason I still live in the same tiny town. She is literally the greatest!
8 - I used to own a motorcycle. It was a Kawasaki Ninja 500. I rode it for about 2 months before I found out I was pregnant. I ended up trading it for a mom mobile.
9 - I am terrified of cats. It is honestly one of my biggest fears. I once cried when some tried to force me to hold their cat!
10 - I got pregnant when I was 20 years old. I developed preeclampsia and my son was born at 29 weeks. He weighed 3 pounds and was in the NICU for 28 days. It was one of the hardest times in my life. He is now 8 and the biggest kid in his class!
11 - I worked in a financial advising office for 6 years. I am licensed to sell mutual funds and life insurance. I recently left that job to pursue self employment and spend more time with my family.
12 - I am crazy about things being evenly numbered so I am adding #12 just for that reason!! Unless of course it is a volume setting. Then 5's are okay too.
Now that I've displayed some of my quirks, what is the most interesting fact about you?!
Yesterday’s weather was less than desirable. I’m pretty sure Cincinnati is the only place on Earth where the humidity can reach 110%. Top that off with the occasional monsoon, I knew we needed to find some indoor activites!
Just south of the border, in Northern Kentucky (which is basically just an extension of Cincinnati) is the Newport Aquarium. My son, Jace, had gone once without me and loved it. So, we decided we would go again and he could show me around.
The first exhibit you go through is the World Rivers. It was interesting to see how many varieties of creatures there are! Also, a little nerve wracking considering I swim in rivers sometimes! EEK!!
There are a few pools that allow you to actually touch some of the animals. There were starfish, horseshoe crabs, sea urchins, and even a tank with sharks you could pet!! Being a boy mom, I was forced to touch a few slimy sea critters.
One of the newest features is the Stingray Hideaway. It is a pool full of fun and friendly stingrays. I mean seriously, these guys swim right up to you and wait for you to stroke their smooth fins. The neatest part is a tunnel underneath the tank where you can pop your head right up into the middle of the action!
I attempted to get an underwater picture of Jace in the tunnel. I didn’t realize that the touch screen wouldn’t work when wet and that I needed to use the side button feature. Technology and I don’t always get along.
We saw a parade of playful penguins. One even came right up to the glass to show off a little.
You can walk through a tunnel and be surrounded by a tank full of sharks. And at the end you can even walk across the Shark Bridge. A 75’ rope bridge suspended directly over the shark tank!!!
We had such a great time and I was even able to sneak some summer learning in without the kid noticing! We managed to make it to our car just in time before another torrential downpour hit. Overall, I’d say we had a wonderful adventure at the aquarium.
I could not be anymore excited to join this wonderful group of women at Housewives in the City to bring you everything you need to know about Cincinnati!
I want to start by introducing myself. My name is Erin. I was born and raised just north of the city and have always been fascinated with everything there is to do and see in the area. I have an 8 year old son who is constantly keeping me on my toes. We love to visit our local amusement park, King's Island, the Cincinnati Zoo, or one of the city's amazing restaurants for a yummy lunch. I have never met a kid who is such a foodie!! I love traveling and try to do it as often as possible. We are some serious boaters and between May and September we spend most of our time on the water.
One of my favorite things to do is meet people. That is why I can not wait to plan the first Girls' Night Out event for Cincinnati. We will get together one night a month where we will feature vendors and local businesses, enjoy delicious cocktails and hors d'oeuvres, and meet other lovely local ladies!
If you are interested in more information about the events or opportunities to get your business featured please email me at Cincinnati@housewivesinthecity.com . Be sure to check us on social media and follow us for updates!
I am the mother to one wild child and 2 fur babies. I have lived in the Cincinnati area my entire life. It is unbelievable the amount of things there are to do and see in this city and I can't wait to share them with you! Stay tuned for announcements about our monthly Girls' Night Out events and opportunities to showcase local businesses.