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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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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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Mom Taught Me

5 Things My Mom Taught Me

My mom taught me some amazing lessons as I grew up.  She taught me by the words she used and by the ones she chose not to say.  She showed me love and tenderness and boundaries and discipline.  I don’t think I thanked her enough for all that she taught me, and I’m sure I […]

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Real Mom Confession: I Don’t Love My Body

Alright, mommas, brace yourselves. I’m about to admit to something that isn’t going to be a very popular truth: I don’t love my postpartum body. There… I said it. If you take a quick glance around the internet, you’ll find plenty of wonderful essays about self-love, accepting your body as it is, and the beauty […]

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DLM Drive-Up

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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5 Things a Teacher Wants You to Know About Back to School

Back to school is here! No surprise there. I’m sure like every other mom in the world you are feeling one of two ways: “They are going back to school!” Momma needs a coffee mimosa and 5 minutes of quiet time. Get on the bus with your cute, new, took-30-minutes-to-put-on-shoes, Sister. “Aw no! Please don’t […]

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The Dayton Mom’s Guide to Toddler Enrichment

The featured images and descriptions below are courtesy of some amazing local toddler enrichment offering who sponsored the production of this guide. We are excited about these partnerships as well as the opportunity to provide this resource to local moms.There is tons of toddler fun to be had around town. Check out the Dayton Mom’s […]

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How to Experience “The Great American Eclipse” Right Here in Dayton!

Thanks to TimeandDate.com for all this awesome information about the upcoming solar eclipse! Check them out for even more great images and videos, plus some incredible history.  On August 21st “The Great American Eclipse” will be taking place and we’ll be lucky enough to see this phenomenon right here in the Dayton area. Here, at […]

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8 Things I Love/Hate about Breastfeeding

As my youngest baby approaches the one-year mark, I have officially breastfed for two years of my life. Two years spent leasing out my body every three hours to a squishy, needy little human. Before becoming a Mom, I was terrified of breastfeeding. I read all the horror stories of cracked, bleeding nipples, babies who […]

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