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A Stay at Home Mom with a Wasted Degree

The other day I was having a conversation with a friend: she’s engaged, dreaming of having babies, and trying to decide the next move to make in her career. As the conversation continued, she told me that she had thought of being a stay-at-home mom, but she didn’t want to waste her degree. My initial […]

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Normal? What’s Normal These Days Anyways?

Our family is fairly “normal”. Two parents. Both work outside the home. Three kids. Two dogs. Ballet. A love of parks and fun. But in a lot of ways, that’s where our “normal” ends.  You see, my husband and I have jobs and work schedules that allow for one of us to always be home with […]

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August Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events

Summer is winding down, but there’s still some time to make a few more memories! Check out these fun events around town before the school bell rings! DMB Bonus Pick of the Month Strong Kids Triathalon presented by the YMCA of Greater Dayton Y @ the Heights August 4th Start times vary based on age. […]

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Keep Calm and Clean On

Maybe it’s the Spring Cleaning hangover talking, but I have GOT to get this housework under control. Now, it’s summer. School’s out, vacations are coming up, guests are visiting. There are many reasons why I could convince myself to wait until fall to start a new cleaning regimen. But when school was winding down, weren’t […]

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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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Heart of DMB: Brigid’s Path

In every newborn’s room at Brigid’s Path, you’ll find a heart. Helping is at the heart of the organization’s mission – one of the first of its kind in the nation to provide inpatient care for infants who were exposed to drugs in the womb. According to the Ohio Department of Health, from 2011-2015, there […]

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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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