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To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight...

To the Mom Who is Trying to Lose the Baby Weight (and finding it really difficult…)

I see you in your yoga pants. The ones you’re wearing because you’re coming from the gym because they’re all that fits. I see you looking at yourself in the mirror, wondering who that wider, smooshier, flabbier person is staring back at you. The look in your eye very close to disgust and discouragement at […]

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The Time Is Now

The Time Is Now

Another busy evening filled with youth sports left my husband running with our son and me running with our daughter. Before leaving the house, we agreed we would fend for ourselves for dinner. Challenge accepted! I love dine out night – no clean up required! #MomWinning After my daughter’s dance class, we decided to stop […]

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Dear Stepparent…

Dear Stepparent, You landed yourself in a job that is not always desirable and nothing like what you imagined for your life; you probably would have turned the position down completely if you had read the job description. The notion of “Instant Family” was garbage and there weren’t millions of avenues for stepparent support like there were […]

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Is it Time for a Pet-

Is it Time for a Pet?

Have you always dreamed of seeing your kids playing with a puppy just like in the commercials? You know the ones I’m talking about. The kid gets a puppy and the puppy and kid grow up together: playing catch, going hiking, and going for car rides. Before you make that 10+ year commitment that a […]

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Keeping Culture Close

CULTURE : noun the customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group. Many of us identify with the specifics of culture in different ways. There is no right or wrong way, and there is no hard and fast definition as to what, who, and why you identify with […]

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enough, motherhood, parenting, self-worth, self-love, self-care

Embracing Your Enoughness

I grew up thinking I was never good enough. I was never smart enough, skinny enough, I didn’t work hard enough. Instilled in me was a sense of worthlessness that was hard to overcome, and that still affects my life and relationships. While I have finally realized that I am a creature who is worthy […]

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Holidays Made Easy with Costco! {+ SAVE $20 WITH A MEMBERSHIP!}

Disclosure: Dayton Moms Blog and the City Moms Blog Network are thrilled to announce our upcoming Costco Mom Hour event. We love Costco and are excited to partner with them! Costco provided us with $100 in Kirkland Signature products, but as you’ll see, we’re big fans of them with or without this partnership. I have […]

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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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DMB Fall Family Activities

45 Family Friendly Fall Activities To Do Dayton!

The days are getting shorter, the mornings a little cooler, and there are pumpkin spice lattes in the air… It’s coming, whether you’re ready or not! Dayton offers some of the most versatile, fun, family-friendly things to do, the options are unlimited! Make sure to check come back and tell us what your favorite is! Check out Applefest […]

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Guide to Indoor Play in Dayton & Surrounding Areas

The coveted days of tank tops and shorts have ended, and we are delving into the unpredictable fall weather soon followed by our Ohio winters…which have hit us hard the past couple of years! We went on the everlasting quest for the ‘perfect location’ where the kids can release some built up energy without braving the […]

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25 Reasons I am Thankful for my Village

Cliché you may say, that infamous African proverb,“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” Do I agree? Somedays. Do I disagree? Somedays. It’s one of those sayings that can cause some big dramatic uproar on the parenting front, and I’m not here to chat the ins and outs. Everyone interprets this proverb differently, […]

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