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March Dayton Dozen

1.) I Can Cook Youth Series at Gerhardt Civic Center – Moraine, OH ***DMB Tip –You don’t need to preregister – just pop in as you are out and about!  March 1st; 5-6:30pm Drop-in cooking class for ages 6-10 Participants will be able to experience new foods and techniques while becoming confident in the kitchen.  […]

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Is it Time for a Pet?

Have you always dreamed of seeing your kids playing with a puppy just like in the commercials? You know the ones I’m talking about. The kid gets a puppy and the puppy and kid grow up together: playing catch, going hiking, and going for car rides. Before you make that 10+ year commitment that a […]

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Things They Don’t Tell You (about Mom-ing)

<Random thoughts in no particular order> …because I certainly didn’t learn them in any order! Buy an infant car seat based on how much it weighs. You will lug that thing everywhere – get the lowest weight possible. Don’t be lured by looks or fancy labels. Don’t like the print – put a cover over […]

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The Worst Roommate EVER!

Managing conflict is hard. Navigating conflict within our living environment is even harder. Healthy conflict coping skills require the art of listening, accepting accountability, and mastering the dance of compromise. Our students do not always have these skill sets which can result in disastrous roommate blunders. If you find your student is voicing frustrations regarding […]

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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 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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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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Surviving the Holidays with Your Freshman

I love the Holidays. I love the decorations, the warmth of a cozy sweater by a fire, and family. But let’s be honest the family part can get a little tricky. I think one of the trickiest holidays to navigate is the first season when your freshman comes home from college. The expectations are a […]

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