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To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight...

To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight (and finding it really difficult…)

I see you in your yoga pants. The ones you’re wearing because you’re coming from the gym because they’re all that fits. I see you looking at yourself in the mirror, wondering who that wider, smooshier, flabbier person is staring back at you. The look in your eye very close to disgust and discouragement at […]

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Sharing my secret: a personal story of being proactive with postpardum.

Sharing My Secret: A Personal Story of Being Pro-Active with Postpartum

  Let me tell you a secret. I’m about to be vulnerable and share a secret about myself that not many people know. As you read about this secret, so do some of my family members and friends that will be hearing this information for the first time. Why is it a secret? Because it deals […]

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Another busy evening filled with youth sports left my husband running with our son and me running with our daughter. Before leaving the house, we agreed we would fend for ourselves for dinner. Challenge accepted! I love dine out night – no clean up required! #MomWinning After my daughter’s dance class, we decided to stop […]

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Mother's Day

May Dayton Dozen – 12 Family Friendly Events

    This month’s edition of the Dayton Dozen is sponsored by our friends at Goldfish Swim School in honor of National Water Safety Month. Goldfish Swim School is devoted to WATER Safety Awareness and work to keep families (especially toddlers) safe in and around the water. Specifically, instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to teach kids […]

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5 Mom Hacks I Live By

I write a lot about motherhood. And one of the things I say in almost every post is how important it is to have a good community of other moms around you. Whether those moms live next door or states away, motherhood is always better in community.  And one of the best parts of having […]

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15 Lessons I Learned from our Battle with Infertility

The journey through infertility is one of the hardest, most exhausting, heart wrenching emotional rollercoasters one could find themselves on. I was 1:8. We were 1:8.   We were one of the couples that struggled through both male and female infertility. Infertility knows no race. No gender. It does not discriminate amongst religion, sexuality or economic […]

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Easter Brunch: Food, Festivities & Savings at Whole Foods Market

The Easter countdown is on – so, when Whole Foods Market invited me to get a sneak peek of all things Easter – I put on my bunny ears and hopped right over! I started my journey at the entrance furthest from the bar (rookie mistake – one of the coolest things about Whole Foods […]

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Dear Stepparent…

Dear Stepparent, You landed yourself in a job that is not always desirable and nothing like what you imagined for your life; you probably would have turned the position down completely if you had read the job description. The notion of “Instant Family” was garbage and there weren’t millions of avenues for stepparent support like there were […]

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