The Dirt (on me) - iNeed a Playdate iNeed a Playdate a Blog for Northeast Ohio Moms

The Dirt (on me)

I'm a working mom of two, incredibly beautiful, super funny, ridiculously intelligent, and amazingly talented children who are five years apart (2005 + 2010)I'm also wife to a hunk who has a brilliant sense of humor and so much patience! Finally, Tiger the cat is an eight-year-old rescue cat we adopted in October 2015.

I live in Northeast Ohio, in a suburb of Cleveland. I'm a big fan of my community and can not imagine living anywhere else.

I love where I work, but I love being a mom even more. If I could have my kids at work I would. My views and opinions are all my own and do not reflect the views or opinions of the company that employs me. You can read about blog policies here as well as giveaway rules.

Speaking of work... there does not seem to be a job that I haven't had (in no particular order): server, bartender, club manager, manager of an all-male revue (read: naked men), hostess, photo lab technician, cashier, pizza delivery woman, office manager, receptionist, registration clerk for a substance abuse agency, administrative assistant, sex toy consultant, telemarketer, market research assistant, and blogger.

Somewhere between work and procrastinating about doing the never ending laundry, I decided I needed a hobby and started blogging.  I started as Hello Mommy but switched to iNeed a Playdate because it's what I'm looking to have, either for me or the kids.

The other reason I decided to blog and not paint the next masterpiece or write the next NY Times Best Seller is because of my sister and if you want to read about that it is here.

I take pictures. I once had aspirations of being a photographer, even went to school for it, until I worked at a photo lab and it changed my life and my mind. I still enjoy taking pictures, but I no longer get paid to do it so I don't feel right calling myself a photographer. My Husband is a photographer and many of his photographs are featured in many of my posts.

My interests and what I write about vary from day to day. I share some recipes, our adventures in Northeast Ohio and beyond as well as product reviews and sweepstakes.  If you would like me to review and/or host a sweepstake for your company - email me at

If you are still following me after reading this... Cheers and happy reading!

Thank you

Affiliate Policy

Just so you know - this blog accepts forms of cash advertising, sponsorships, paid insertions, or other forms of compensation. Compensation does not influence content, conversations, or articles. Additionally, I only endorse products, companies, and services that I have found worthy of my time and opinion. I may tweet about products or services that I don't like or had a negative experience with. iNeed a Playdate is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to All opinions are mine and do not reflect the company I work for or anyone else.
Google+ Google+