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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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Moving Day

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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Lunches Worth Eating with

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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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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Crafting Corner: Bird Seed Wreath

Think spring, think spring, think spring!!! Think spring & it’ll come sooner, right?! Well, that’s what we’re hoping for anyways. Since we’re in the dead of winter, what is more refreshing than a craft that promises a peek of spring? With limited activities due to this recent tundra-like atmosphere, my kiddos & I were succumbing […]

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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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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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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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The Storybook Challenge for Parents

How many of us have children that we struggle to connect with? Whether they’re 2, 3, 5, 10, or 17, there are times when we just aren’t sure what to say. We aren’t sure how to have a conversation with someone who, while we know them so well, we may not totally understand. I have […]

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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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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Birthday Party {Review}

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, but Dayton Moms Blog would not work with a business we did not feel brings value to our readers. The opinions expressed by this author are authentic and 100% her own. Our family can’t get enough of Boonshoft Museum of Discovery in Dayton! You may recall a post I shared […]

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