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  • october-02
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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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The Dayton Moms Blog Guide to Birthday Parties

Disclosure: The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local birthday party venues who sponsored the production of this guide, in addition to some reader recommended listings. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms. Goldfish Swim School Birthdays at Goldfish are [...]
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Holidays Made Easy with Costco! {+ SAVE $20 ON A MEMBERSHIP!}

Disclosure: Dayton Moms Blog and the City Moms Blog Network are thrilled to announce our upcoming Costco Mom Hour event. We love Costco and are excited to partner with them! Costco provided us with $100 in Kirkland Signature products, but as you’ll see, we’re big fans of them with or without this partnership. I have […]

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8 Tips to Increase Your Child’s Communication Skills During Play

I’ve heard it a thousand times, “All they do is play, they’re not learning anything!”…but that ‘play’, well, it is a child’s work!  Did you know you can arrange the environment that your child plays in to increase their communication skills?! There are ways you can systematically increase your child’s communication?! As a former special […]

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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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Taking the Work Out of Homework

As a triplet mama and former middle school teacher, I have a complicated relationship with homework. When I was teaching, I felt pressure when parents asked, “Why doesn’t Junior have homework?” Was I depriving their child of the full school experience by not giving homework? So I assigned some here and there. Never much. And I didn’t think much […]

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