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BACKYARDBUCKET

End of Summer Backyard Bucket List

That’s right. I said it. Those three dreaded words : END OF SUMMER. Right when we all just got used to our dull skin becoming exposed to the sun a tad more then usual, and just when kids with sweaty sun screened brows became the norm again. Alas, she is almost over. That precious summer. […]

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Building ConfidenceOne Stroke at a Time

Building Confidence, One Stroke at a Time

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, however we do not partner with businesses we do not feel bring value to our readers. Opinions expressed by this writer are 100% her own. Confidence. There is a difference between confident children and snooty, nose up in the air, know it all children. I’m hoping, and on my knees praying, […]

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jumping

Jumping, Twirling & Tutus – Why We Dance & Balance

I grew up participating in multiple activities. I was a busy girl, exploring gymnastics, ballet and jazz in the 80s & 90s (yes. there was a lot of hairspray and timely perms utilized), followed by years of grade school, high school, and college sports. I was ‘that kid’ who was in a different sport each […]

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Indoor Play guide

Guide to Indoor Play in Dayton & Surrounding Areas

The coveted days of tank tops and shorts have ended, and we are delving into the unpredictable fall weather soon followed by our Ohio winters…which have hit us hard the past couple of years! We went on the everlasting quest for the ‘perfect location’ where the kids can release some built up energy without braving the […]

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thankful

25 Reasons I am Thankful for my Village

Cliché you may say, that infamous African proverb,“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” Do I agree? Somedays. Do I disagree? Somedays. It’s one of those sayings that can cause some big dramatic uproar on the parenting front, and I’m not here to chat the ins and outs. Everyone interprets this proverb differently, […]

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The Day I Stopped Buying Cards.

No. I’m not trying to start a coup against Hallmark, or the convenient dollar store card collection, I have been on a dual mission lately – to find ways to preserve memories while simultaneously minimizing . You heard me, I’m attempting a double standard here. Mothers Day 2014 was the beginning of a new era in our […]

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emailtoddler

Why I Email My Toddler.

No. You did not read this incorrectly. I do in fact email my toddler, as well as my preschooler, even though they are currently illiterate. Why you ask? Because I can, because WE can, because technology allows us too, because it is quick and easy and accessible, and because it’s fun. I am married to […]

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15MINUTES

The Power of 15 Minutes

Yup. 15 minutes. That’s all I need. Well, actually I could use 15 hours, but I live with a 3 yr old and a 20 month old. Enough said. I have learned in the last months, as I have bounced between two different personality-blessed children, both with different needs based on ages and preferences, that […]

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