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The Skinny on White Christmas

Who would have thought that a Bing Crosby movie could have such an impact on my body image? One of my favorite movies – no matter what time of year – is White Christmas, and it has been since I was young. Every July I pulled the tape (yes, tape) out of its flimsy cardboard […]

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Parental Leave: Be Your Own Advocate

Fighting for your parental leave is one of your first, and most important, opportunities to advocate for your baby. Out of 41 nations, the United States is the only one that does not mandate any type of paid parental leave. Parental leave is not just a medical necessity for the mother (it takes at least […]

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The Baby Food Making Chronicles: From a Past Puree Master

The sweating. The buying of every fresh produce item that you can see. The checking off of the list of ‘what can they and what can’t they consume yet.’ The baby food steamer vs baby food steamer and puree combo machine vs the mega food processor. The budgeting. The stress. The requirement to be a […]

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They Just Fit

I always knew there would be a lot of magic in motherhood. But, I could never have imagined all of those little sparks and special moments, nor could I have ever understood what that magic truly felt like until… well… I felt it. Hands down, my favorite part of motherhood has been the way my […]

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The Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Experience: As Told by Two Local Moms

This post is part of a sponsored relationship between Dayton Moms Blog and Aqua-Tots, however we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers. Opinions expressed are 100% authentic.   Recently, two members of the Dayton Moms Blog team were given the opportunity to try out and reflect […]

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What I Wish Someone Had Told Me about Postpartum Sex

I distinctly remember the moment it all began. My midwife had just completed her physical examination and she hit me with- “So have you attempted intercourse yet?”. I bust out laughing, noted the serious expression on her face, and realized she was not actually joking. It was my 6-week postpartum visit after the birth of […]

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The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

Somewhere is an unwritten rule that families should be comprised of two kids, preferably a boy and a girl, two parents, and a dog.  It’s also widely acceptable to expand into a third “wild card” kid if you’re feeling adventurous.  But after that, you’re cut off.  Any subsequent children cross the threshold of normal and venture […]

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The Gift of a Broken iPad

I am here to confess something that I didn’t understand was broken in our family and then to tell you the gift we were given. Our family likes technology. Phones and iPads make for easier car rides, calmer dinners out, entertainment and learning options for the kids. We have had loose ground rules around how much […]

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