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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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Finding a Maternity Style that Works for You AND Your Budget

Maternity clothes are EXPENSIVE, and honestly still not that flattering unless you’re willing to drop some major money in some of the higher end stores and boutiques. The stores and locations you can shop vary. Some stores are geared towards maternity clothing only, while others carry selections (large and small) pending on the location. However, […]

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How to Experience “The Great American Eclipse” Right Here in Dayton!

Thanks to TimeandDate.com for all this awesome information about the upcoming solar eclipse! Check them out for even more great images and videos, plus some incredible history.  On August 21st “The Great American Eclipse” will be taking place and we’ll be lucky enough to see this phenomenon right here in the Dayton area. Here, at […]

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Pregnancy After a 7 Year Hiatus

It’s been 7 years since I had that magical moment of taking a pregnancy test to reveal those two pink lines and confirming that there was in fact a major change coming in 9 months. The first time around I was 23 and ready to face it head on with optimism and joy. Now at […]

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