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Beat the Heat Without a Splash in North Dayton

Summer is in full force, friends. Say hello to tank tops and tan-lines, muggy nights and lightning bugs. And sweaty armpits (that natural deodorant isn’t so great right about now). Unless you stay indoors in a climate-controlled, constant 73 degrees, let’s all just admit that being outside is going to require at least a small […]

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Independence Day: A Resource Guide for Teaching Your Kids

Backyard barbeques, fireworks, and friends: the perfect recipe for celebrating the Fourth of July! But has your child ever stopped and asked you just why we celebrate Independence Day? Were you left feeling like your answer to that question fell a little short? (Don’t worry, I did too!) Here are some great resources and activities […]

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See You at the Fair: Guide to Southwest Ohio County Fairs {2018}

It’s finally summertime in Ohio, and with the arrival of July comes hours of sunshine, popsicles and watermelon, time spent outdoors, and COUNTY FAIRS!  The county fair is one of my favorite places to spend a summer day. It’s wonderful entertainment for all ages! There are booths and vendors, food, animals and livestock, entertainment shows, […]

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July Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family Friendly Events

Summer is officially here now and there’s no better way to spend it than with your kids. Try any (or all) of these family friendly events and let the good times roll and make those magic summer memories! If you are looking specifically for 4th of July events, you can find that list HERE. 1) […]

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Flea Markets: 7 Reasons To Go This Summer

Flea Markets. I have come to understand that there are basically three different people on the flea market stance: you love them, you hate them, or you know nothing about them. Wherever you are on the flea market spectrum, here are 7 reasons why you must go this summer! I grew up walking the aisles […]

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Our Summer Bucket List

“I’m bored!” “It’s hot!” “I just want to play on my tablet!” Ahhhh.. the sounds of summer!  Well, not exactly the sounds we want to hear.  I don’t know about you but I’d much rather hear birds chirping, kids laughing, water splashing, and fires crackling.  One of the ways we combat boredom and well as […]

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June Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family Friendly Events {2018}

Dayton Moms Blog is grateful to our Kettering Parks and Recreation for their partnership on our June Dayton Dozen. It’s time to get outside and have fun with your family! Gorgeous weather is FINALLY here and festival season is starting! WooHoo!!! Check out some of our picks for June below and be sure to tag […]

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Who Says You Can’t Go Home?

Five years ago, when I heard that my sister-in-law was moving to Centerville, I remember thinking that the idea of moving back home was so lame. Don’t get me wrong, I had a really nice childhood. I spent my summers running around Stubbs Park, my teenage weekends roaming the Dayton Mall. I had fond childhood […]

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Dayton Area guide to Farmers Markets {2018}

Spring has sprung in Dayton and it’s the nearly the season for leisurely mornings spent perusing our local farmers’ markets. The Ohio growing season runs roughly April-November and the Miami Valley is one of the best places to get fresh, Ohio-grown fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, honey and more! Check out our guide to find the […]

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