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Whole Foods Market: Quality at a Reasonable Price

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored partnership between Dayton Moms Blog and Whole Foods. We are excited to endorse local businesses we feel bring value to our readers and all opinions expressed are authentic. I recently had the chance to step into Whole Foods Market in Centerville for the first time. I immediately fell […]

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Flavorful {Fall Back} Fuss Free Feasts

Fall back. Gah. If you are not aware, we fall back into the land of 5pm blackout come November 6. Yup. Set those clocks back an hour the night before to ensure you enjoy one more hour of peaceful sleep (I just choked on my sparking water), while anticipating a soon to be earlier sunrise. It all […]

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How I Got My Kids to Eat Kohlrabi… and Other Weird Vegetables

As I type, my husband is peeling and chopping beets for dinner. We will serve these beets, along with other winter root vegetables, as a side dish to our three 7-year-olds. Before you think I’m lying or that perhaps my kids were deposited here from another planet, let me assure you that such culinary exploration was not […]

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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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Holidays Made Easy with Costco! {+ SAVE $20 WITH A MEMBERSHIP!}

Disclosure: Dayton Moms Blog and the City Moms Blog Network are thrilled to announce our upcoming Costco Mom Hour event. We love Costco and are excited to partner with them! Costco provided us with $100 in Kirkland Signature products, but as you’ll see, we’re big fans of them with or without this partnership. I have […]

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October Dayton Dozen :: 12 Must-Do Family Friendly Events

Can you smell fall in the air?  No?  It’s probably because we’ve all still been enduring 88+ degree days – but it is coming.  Fall is right around the corner – pumpkin everything has already hit the shelves and October delivers on some amazing family festivals. 1.Toms Corn Maze – Germantown, OH ***DMB Tip – Go […]

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Dinner Out in Dayton – Top 10 Family-Friendly Spots

When you have kids below age 10 – dining out can be a chore (both for you and those sitting around you).  In my family we believe that if a restaurant has a kids menu – then people in there should expect to have kids around them. Restaurants must have a specific kids menu for me […]

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10 Things to do with Your Apples

Lets just say that last weekend, you took your family apple picking at one of our fabulous Dayton area U-Pick Apple Farms! It was a total blast, and your family managed to leave with sticky fingers, muddy shoes, a limited amount of meltdowns, and a bushel or two of apples in your van (Here’s to […]

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The Day I Decided Obesity Wouldn’t Kill Me

My life has been filled with bizarre comments about my body. At this point, I laugh at most of them… usually over chocolate cake and followed by a good cry. To paint the picture nicely, one comment came from my boss telling me a contestant on the Biggest Loser could pass for my twin…it was the […]

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September Dayton Dozen

September is the start of fall – and the season for festivals!! Bring on the warm days and cool nights! Here is a list of Dayton Mom’s Blog approved events in September! 1. Montgomery County Fair – Dayton, Ohio at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds ***DMB Tip – Go during the day – it it less hectic […]

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Whole Foods on a Friday Night

Consider this a public service announcement about Whole Foods on a Friday night. 1) It’s not the Friday night grocery shopping that you do in yoga/house pants. It’s a jazz band playing meat market – in the most literal sense. Say a prayer that the stock boys make it out unscathed ’cause the cougars are […]

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