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Do you Back Plan? {A Secret Weapon for the Perpetually Late!}

A few years ago, my husband teased lovingly about my tendency to run late to… well, everything. Now, we tease each other a lot, it’s part of what makes our relationship work, but this one hurt. Probably because it was true. Not just true, but it was true and it wasn’t something that I liked […]

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February Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2018}

February is already here! Chances are, it’s still pretty chilly out, but we’ve got a great list of activities this month that are sure to warm your heart! DMB Bonus Pick of the Month! Yee-haw! Cirque Éloize, Saloon is the perfect show for kids – high-energy, astonishing acrobatics, live music, lots of laughs, and only 80 minutes! […]

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I’m not Treasuring any More Moments.

“You HAVE to babywear or your child won’t learn to bond properly and will never know how to love!”         “Let the baby cry itself to sleep or it won’t learn to sleep ever in its entire life!”   “If you use anything other than all organic everything, you’re basically a monster.”  […]

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January Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2018)

  It’s cold out and your kids haven’t been off school long enough to be fighting ALREADY, have they? The best way to keep your sanity is to get them out of the house, keep them busy and count the days until spring. We hope these ideas will help you do just that. Here are […]

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Thank God for Doulas

When I was pregnant, I became somewhat of a birth junkie. I couldn’t get enough information or watch enough birth videos. My husband and I read all the books and took all the classes. Although we were super prepared, we knew we still needed a doula. And THANK GOD we hired her. I’m confident in […]

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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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