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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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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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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 DD

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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homework

Taking the Work Out of Homework

As a triplet mama and former middle school teacher, I have a complicated relationship with homework. When I was teaching, I felt pressure when parents asked, “Why doesn’t Junior have homework?” Was I depriving their child of the full school experience by not giving homework? So I assigned some here and there. Never much. And I didn’t think much […]

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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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Top 10 Dining

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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Helping Active Students

Helping Active Students Focus In Class

Some students have a difficult time focusing in a classroom environment. It can be frustrating for the student who is always in trouble for not paying attention. It can be frustrating for the teacher who is constantly having to redirect the student. It can be frustrating for the parent to field phone calls from concerned […]

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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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Homeschooling in Dayton 101: Local Resources

Homeschooling continues to grow in popularity in the U.S. (source) and with that rise in popularity comes an increase in resources available to those who choose home education. The Greater Dayton area has a lot to offer to make home education an easier, more enjoyable experience for families in the Miami Valley. Whether you are […]

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BACKYARDBUCKET

End of Summer Backyard Bucket List

That’s right. I said it. Those three dreaded words : END OF SUMMER. Right when we all just got used to our dull skin becoming exposed to the sun a tad more then usual, and just when kids with sweaty sun screened brows became the norm again. Alas, she is almost over. That precious summer. […]

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