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The Love Lock-In Challenge

I am notoriously and shamefully unaware of current events, but even I have heard about nationwide and local school violence/lock-down threats. The uncertainty of it all is enough to make this chronic over-reactor want to homeschool my kids in our own self-sustaining little commune. Instead of going all Howard Hughes, however, I’m going to propose […]

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Introducing Diversity

Never in my wildest dreams did I expect to live where I do. Where all of the houses are similar. Mailboxes are perfectly positioned and sanctioned by the Home Owner’s Association. Lawns are manicured and pristine. And the kicker? The majority of people, for the most part, look exactly like me. I have developed beautiful […]

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April Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events

This events post is presented in partnership with Panera Bread. We are grateful for their partnership in helping us provide this resource to local families.We want to offer a special thank you to our sponsor for this month’s Dayton Dozen… Panera Bread. With Rapid Pick Up (and even delivery from select locations), you can count on […]

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Dayton Area guide to Easter {2018}

   It’s that time of year again! Buds are on the trees, birds are singing and Easter Eggs are everywhere. Plan ahead for one of many Easter events in Dayton.  Easter Bunny @ The Dayton Mall March 9th – 31st Centerville, OH Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm Sunday: […]

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Corned Beef and Cabbage: The St. Patrick’s Day Staple

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up and it seems that most holidays are synonymous with food. Turkey dominates Thanksgiving, ham is usually served on Easter, and St. Patrick’s Day conjures up visions of deliciously seasoned corned beef and boiled cabbage. Some also equate “kegs and eggs” with St. Patrick’s Day fare, especially if you are […]

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The Underachiever’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, people seem to fall into three camps. There are the revelers who have March 17 circled in bold green on their calendar. They get dressed head to toe in green, eat ONLY bangers and mash, and even do some kind of intricate and magical craft for their kids […]

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5 Easy Ways To Encourage Music For Your Child

Since I was more coordinated and strong than I was graceful or fast, in those awkward middle school years I left dancing primarily to try a few sports. Turns out, I was embarrassingly slow. It was obvious on the court, field, and softball diamond. About this time, my dad convinced me to try golf. Mainly, […]

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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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