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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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8 Tips to Increase Your Child’s Communication Skills During Play

I’ve heard it a thousand times, “All they do is play, they’re not learning anything!”…but that ‘play’, well, it is a child’s work!  Did you know you can arrange the environment that your child plays in to increase their communication skills?! There are ways you can systematically increase your child’s communication?! As a former special […]

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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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Dayton Dozen :: 12 Family-Friendly Events in August

Since Summer is in full effect – head to one of these Dayton Moms Blog approved events! 1. Summer Movies Under the Stars: What better way to enjoy a Summer evening than to grab the family, a picnic blanket & head out to watch a family favorite under the stars. *** DMB Tip – Pack an […]

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Have a “YES” Summer :: With the Right Supplies

Our family loves Summer and during the Summer I have a rule – I don’t like to say no.  Especially if the ask involves climbing a tree, splashing at a ‘spray-ground’, digging in mud, creating messy art or finding treasures in a creek.  We spend our Summer weekends and nights with as little of an […]

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Goldfish Swim School Grand Opening & Free Family Event

We are thrilled to welcome Goldfish Swim School to the Dayton area.  As we welcome their school, they were gracious to allow several of our Dayton Moms Blog contributors to test out their school in exchange for sharing our experience. We couldn’t be more excited to share how it goes! Who is Goldfish? Goldfish Swim School, […]

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The Leadership Lie – Life with a Tiny Tyrant

Call Your Daughters Leaders… …Unless of Course they are Actually Being Bossy! I am so tired of the articles – spawned I think in part by the book Lean-In – that attempts to banish the word bossy in regards to little girls.  In fact, there is a whole movement and a website by the same […]

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