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May Dayton Dozen – 12 Family Friendly Events

    This month’s edition of the Dayton Dozen is sponsored by our friends at Goldfish Swim School in honor of National Water Safety Month. Goldfish Swim School is devoted to WATER Safety Awareness and work to keep families (especially toddlers) safe in and around the water. Specifically, instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to teach kids […]

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15 Lessons I Learned from our Battle with Infertility

The journey through infertility is one of the hardest, most exhausting, heart wrenching emotional rollercoasters one could find themselves on. I was 1:8. We were 1:8.   We were one of the couples that struggled through both male and female infertility. Infertility knows no race. No gender. It does not discriminate amongst religion, sexuality or economic […]

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Easter Brunch: Food, Festivities & Savings at Whole Foods Market

The Easter countdown is on – so, when Whole Foods Market invited me to get a sneak peek of all things Easter – I put on my bunny ears and hopped right over! I started my journey at the entrance furthest from the bar (rookie mistake – one of the coolest things about Whole Foods […]

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Dear Stepparent…

Dear Stepparent, You landed yourself in a job that is not always desirable and nothing like what you imagined for your life; you probably would have turned the position down completely if you had read the job description. The notion of “Instant Family” was garbage and there weren’t millions of avenues for stepparent support like there were […]

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Ditch the Pre-Packaged Microwave Popcorn!

Everywhere you turn you see articles on how bad microwave popcorn is for your family. These articles have devastated me because there is nothing I love more than family movie night with buttery popcorn! According to an article on Live Strong  There is a chemical used in the nonstick coating on the inside of the […]

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Her Name is Kate

Her Name is Kate

Her name is Kate. She is the mother of my son. She is an addict. She changed who I am. Pursuing adoption is not an easy adventure. Our adventure began with a woman named Kate, addicted to heroin, homeless and pregnant. She was faced with the decision to choose adoption for her child or have […]

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March Dayton Dozen

1.) I Can Cook Youth Series at Gerhardt Civic Center – Moraine, OH ***DMB Tip –You don’t need to preregister – just pop in as you are out and about!  March 1st; 5-6:30pm Drop-in cooking class for ages 6-10 Participants will be able to experience new foods and techniques while becoming confident in the kitchen.  […]

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Things They Don’t Tell You (about Mom-ing)

<Random thoughts in no particular order> …because I certainly didn’t learn them in any order! Buy an infant car seat based on how much it weighs. You will lug that thing everywhere – get the lowest weight possible. Don’t be lured by looks or fancy labels. Don’t like the print – put a cover over […]

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