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It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like (I Hate) Christmas

There. I said it. I hate Christmas. I’m a monster. (Momster?) My disdain for this upcoming season has been growing exponentially over recent years. I used to love it. I loved the music, the decorations, the parties, the family togetherness. Or rather, I think I loved my expectations of all these things.  Christmas now just […]

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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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To Love a Veteran

Every year, Veterans Day is celebrated on November 11th as a way to honor those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Originally Armistice Day (a day that marked the end of World War I), legislation was passed in 1954 to change the day to Veterans Day. It’s often difficult for me to […]

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10 Reasons a Costco membership should be on your list BEFORE the holidays!

This post is sponsored by our friends at Centerville Costco in advance of the upcoming Costco Mom Hour. DMB is thrilled to partner with them and believe that they provide a tremendous value for Dayton families! You know those friends you have who totally rave about Costco? And every time you ask them where that came […]

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How To Host ‘Turkey Day’ If You Have A Guest Who Doesn’t Eat Meat {Recipe Links Included}

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Whole Foods Market. However, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers.Do you have a vegan or vegetarian person joining you at your Thanksgiving feast? If you don’t practice these diets yourself, you may be left wondering what […]

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3 Tips for Less Scary Halloween Treats

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers.Getting kids to eat healthy can be a challenge on Halloween and throughout the upcoming holiday season because there are so many tempting sweets around. Since you probably won’t be able […]

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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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Happy 4th of July

The Dayton Moms Blog team is taking a content break from 7/3 – 7/7 for the holiday. We hope that all of you take some time today to unplug, enjoy your family and friends, eat some yummy grilled food, watch some fireworks and appreciate the freedom that so many have sacrificed to protect. We will […]

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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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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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