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  • october-02
stories, reading, storybook, parenting

The Storybook Challenge for Parents

How many of us have children that we struggle to connect with? Whether they’re 2, 3, 5, 10, or 17, there are times when we just aren’t sure what to say. We aren’t sure how to have a conversation with someone who, while we know them so well, we may not totally understand. I have […]

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October Dayton Dozen :: 12 Must-Do Family Friendly Events

Can you smell fall in the air?  No?  It’s probably because we’ve all still been enduring 88+ degree days – but it is coming.  Fall is right around the corner – pumpkin everything has already hit the shelves and October delivers on some amazing family festivals. 1.Toms Corn Maze – Germantown, OH ***DMB Tip – Go […]

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The Ten Year Nap

All my kids are now in school full-time – for the first time. It’s taken ten years, but we’ve finally made it. I always figured I’d be the first mom popping the champagne cork when my youngest finally got on the morning bus, but — and I’m finding this hard to believe — I wasn’t. […]

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Mommy, she doesn’t look normal…

Normal. What is normal anyways? As a former Special Education teacher and Behavior Analyst, I am no stranger to the typical stares that often accompany a person when they look ‘different’.  My previous jobs often included having the privilege to work with kiddos with pretty significant disabilities, and it was my passion. When I officially entered mommy hood, […]

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Top 10 Dining

Dinner Out in Dayton – Top 10 Family-Friendly Spots

When you have kids below age 10 – dining out can be a chore (both for you and those sitting around you).  In my family we believe that if a restaurant has a kids menu – then people in there should expect to have kids around them. Restaurants must have a specific kids menu for me […]

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Forever Loved

This wall is dedicated to Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance. Those little lives, however brief, made an impact. If you would like to add your child to this page in memory, please email the name and date you would like added to info {at} daytonmomsblog {dot} com We will keep this post linked on our sidebar […]

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TheJoyofMissingOut

The Joy of Missing Out

Last weekend my family did nothing. No festivals, no kids’ sports, no playdates, no birthday parties, no get-togethers with friends or extended family. It was awesome. Now don’t get me wrong. I love my city, my extended family, and my friends more than anything, but there is something glorious about a weekend filled with nothing to […]

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Helping Active Students

Helping Active Students Focus In Class

Some students have a difficult time focusing in a classroom environment. It can be frustrating for the student who is always in trouble for not paying attention. It can be frustrating for the teacher who is constantly having to redirect the student. It can be frustrating for the parent to field phone calls from concerned […]

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