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“Our” Son

I just put him in bed for the night.  I can’t help but think of you, as I lay down “Our Son”. Tomorrow he turns 1.  I’ve got the cute obligatory 1st birthday shirt, and can’t wait to celebrate him tomorrow. Can you believe he will be 1? I met you a year ago and […]

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The Dayton Area guide to Local Splash Playgrounds

Splash Playgrounds are the perfect balance when the kids (ahem, you) want to cool off on a hot summer day but don’t have time to commit to a full pool day! They create the perfect atmosphere for a play date and offer options for kiddos of all ages. Here are a few Splash Playground suggestions to consider when you visit […]

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The Heart of DMB: New Life Clinic

Very dear to the heart of this Dayton Mom Blogger is the New Life Clinic.  Nestled right in the center of the town of Wilmington, OH is this amazing place that offers hope and help to so many.  The facility is right across the street from the Clinton county courthouse and it is beautiful inside.  […]

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Parenting 2.0

At 25, I welcomed my first bundle of joy into this world, and of course I had read everything I could get my hands on and KNEW everything there was to know about being a mom. At 29, I welcomed my second bundle of joy into this world, and I realized that I really didn’t […]

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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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Our Journey of Adoption

While scrolling through Facebook one evening, I saw a college friend of mine posted a need for adoptive families to make profile books and come forward to adopt babies in her community. I couldn’t quit thinking about it, it weighed on me heavy, the kind of feeling you get when you know you are supposed […]

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“Gems” in the Gem City

I’ve lived in Dayton and vicinity for over 4 decades, and other than 4 college years in the “Queen” City, Dayton has been my home. Now as an adult I am continually amazed at the new and old treasures that I find in this great city. I have so many memories growing up of Dayton […]

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Mom Tribe

I just came back from a long overdue “Mom” time with a sweet friend.   She has messaged me last week and asked to get together. We had not seen each other for years. She messaged saying that her kids were in school and could we get together, she needed a little mom advice. We […]

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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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