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Earth Day Choices for Everyday

Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our current practices and assess ways to improve. This is a day that is close to my heart. I challenge you to pick ONE thing to address this month! Forgo plastic straws Americans throw away an estimated 500 million plastic straws a day, according to treehugger.com. Despite […]

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Autism Awareness Month

We all hear about it and we all likely know someone or a family affected by it. However, how many of us actually know what Autism is? What causes it? What can we do as parents/family/friends to help individuals and families affected by the disorder? These are questions I asked myself upon learning a member […]

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Secondary Infertility: Seek the Sun during the Storm

This is part of a sponsored relationship with Springcreek Fertility. We are proud of this partnership and the ability to help raise awareness of local businesses and the resources available to our community.My husband and I both grew up in large families. We loved it and wanted to recreate that feeling in our own family. […]

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They Are Only Allergies

It’s been three months since we found out our baby has food allergies. We watched her vomit and break out in hives a dozen times before we figured it out. We started with catheters checking for infections to ultrasounds checking for, well, anything. Finally, $1000 in medical bills, 14 scratch tests, and 2 blood draws […]

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Talking to your Pregnant Friends

Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride to say the least and is something we all handle differently. Some women love it, some loath it, and others fall somewhere in between. However, one thing that affects us all is how others speak to us during this time. While most things are said without cruel intentions behind […]

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Raising my SON in a #metoo Society Scares Me!

It seems that just like the wildfires that appeared and swept various states, so too has the #metoo campaign. It’s a hashtag that women are sharing on social media if they’ve ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. And it’s everywhere. #metoo. Yes, I’m one of the growing number of women sharing that. But I don’t […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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The Heart of DMB – Artemis Center

The mamas and little ones in the Dayton area are very close to our heart here at Dayton Mom’s Blog. And when someone is hurting we want them to feel safe and be protected. We want them to have the knowledge and resources needed to make it on their own. For this reason, I have chosen […]

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Six Year Scars: The Result of Domestic Violence

As a mom, we all have some scars. Whether it’s the stretch marks from our pregnancies or the healed cut of a C-section, we’ve learned to live with them. Some have been expected and others have come from trials. Most times we become proud of them. We know they have made us into who we […]

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