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February Dayton Dozen: Fun, Family Events!

Ah February. Whether you love getting weather reports from a rodent or just binge eating chocolate hearts, this fabulous month is headed our way. There are many (oh, so many) equally fabulous options for fun all around us!  Cinemark at The Greene– Beavercreek, OH ***DMB Tip- Get there with plenty of time for good seats. […]

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The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

The Fourth Kid Phenomenon

Somewhere is an unwritten rule that families should be comprised of two kids, preferably a boy and a girl, two parents, and a dog.  It’s also widely acceptable to expand into a third “wild card” kid if you’re feeling adventurous.  But after that, you’re cut off.  Any subsequent children cross the threshold of normal and venture […]

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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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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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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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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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