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Mom Confession: I Messed Up.

I messed up. I let my middle child fall through the cracks. We’d been having serious issues lately, and I was worried. After a particularly rough day, when I was at my wit’s end and considering a child and family therapist, I just straight up asked him: “What am I doing wrong? What do you […]

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Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm: Perfect for Moms at Every Stage!

Just North of Dayton lies a complete treasure trove of educational children’s activities: Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. In their own words, “As an environmental education, sustainable agriculture, and Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society in western Ohio, Aullwood promotes the protection of birds, wildlife and the habitats on which they depend. Aullwood offers […]

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The Always Late Mom

We’ve all heard about the different types of moms out there. The Crunchy Mama. The Cool Mom. The Helicopter Mom. Me? I’m the Always Late Mom.   You know my kind – always dropping their kid off to classes or practices after everyone else is already lined up stretching. The mom you hear screeching “hurry […]

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Halloween Fun in and Around Dayton

Are you unsure of what to do this year for Halloween? Look no further! Aside from the typical “Beggars Night” trick or treat, there are also family friendly fall festivals, pumpkin patch extravaganza’s, indoor and outdoor family fun events and even some events fun for your older children. Do you have older children who prefer to […]

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Tales of a Traveling Mom: 5 Lessons I Learned About Traveling with Kids

I used to LOVE to travel. Trains, planes, automobiles, all of them. (Although I get car sick if I try to read in the car, so that is definitely my least favorite mode of traveling long distances.) I’ve always been able to sleep while traveling, and I love to experience new places and adventures. Then […]

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Ask Dad for Help Raising the Kids – and Say Thanks!

I know what you’re thinking just reading that title. I must be anti-feminism to “thank” the man for doing the work he should, right? After all, – I – am the one who carried our little darlings for nine months and then delivered them to a smiling (completely clothed) father, who had the nerve to […]

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A Letter to My First Son, the Big Brother

The day is approaching – the day you will no longer be an only child. We always knew if we could, we wanted to give you a sibling. Siblings were and still are a huge part of my life. I’ve had a lot of milestones with siblings. That was something I wanted to pass on […]

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Why Grandparents are Magical

It seems like there is a holiday for everything, doesn’t it? Some are silly (I’m looking at you, National Collect Rocks Day), some are nonsensical (hello, National Be Late for Something Day), but some are actually meaningful. Yesterday was one of those days. So, even though this post is a day late… Happy National Grandparents Day! […]

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Party by the Pool: Planning an Event at Goldfish Swim School

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Goldfish Swim School. The opinions and recommendations are those of the author and are genuine.Birthday parties. As a mom of four children, two of whom share a birthday, those words alone strike a massive sense of dread deep into my soul. Hats off to the Pinterest […]

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