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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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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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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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Easy Choices for Picky Eaters at Whole Foods Market

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.Like most first-time parents, I was naive. I’d hear friends and family talk about their picky eaters and I’d think about all the ways that I’d make […]

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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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Breakfast Fun for Back to Schoolers

Breakfast Fun for Back-to-Schoolers

Going back to school can be a bummer after weeks of summertime fun, so I want to offer a few playful breakfast ideas. In addition to being fun, they are quick to prepare and nourishing. To make sure breakfast is wholesome I always try to check off these 3 boxes: Whole Grains Produce (Fruits and/or […]

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What Every Mom Should Know About Making A Will

It seems like there is a day or even a month for everything these days, doesn’t it? The powers that be have dubbed August “National Make A Will Month.” (Seriously, who decides these things?) As an attorney, I’m constantly approached by friends asking me if they need a will, and if so, can they do it themselves online? Here […]

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How to Save Money on Cable and Internet without the Hassle

Avoid ‘Cable Customer Service Purgatory’ and learn from one of the BillBusters experts on how to cut your bill by as much as 720 a year! “The simple tip: Use Amanda and avoid the hassle altogether. BillBusters doesn’t charge unless they save and if they do save it’s only 25% of whatever savings you experience. […]

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One Mom’s Guide to Surviving Moving Day

Our family of five recently moved. Moving is a very stressful endeavor for the whole family but quite often an eventual part of life. We’d been renting a home in Kettering for almost five years and while we loved the neighborhood and were very comfortable there, we decided to make the jump to home ownership. […]

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Perfecting the Mom’s Night In with Panera Bread

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Panera Bread, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers. We love what Panera is doing to make the lives of moms more convenient (and delicious too.)Our friends at Panera Bread now offer both a rapid pick-up […]

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Dorothy Lane Market Drive-Up: The Grocery Gift to Busy Moms

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Dorothy Lane Market. We love supporting local businesses we feel add real value to the lives of our readers.As a busy mama, I’m always looking for ways to save time. As a recent inductee into the “moms of 2 or more kiddos” club, figuring out […]

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School Lunches: Whole Foods Market Style

Here we are friends. The countdown to early morning wake up calls, arguing about which socks to wear, getting a healthy breakfast down their throats, and school bus stops. That’s right. School is right around the corner. This also means that all things lunch bag, lunch box, snack bag and lunch food will be discussed, […]

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