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DMB Reads: What Dayton Mamas are Reading this Fall 2017

This post contains Amazon affiliate links.‘Tis the season for pumpkin picking, hayrides and chilly nights spent on the couch with a good book in hand. If you’re looking for your next great read, we’ve got some recommendations for you! Here’s what the DMB Team has been reading: FICTION The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugoby Taylor […]

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10 Reasons a Costco membership should be on your list BEFORE the holidays!

This post is sponsored by our friends at Centerville Costco in advance of the upcoming Costco Mom Hour. DMB is thrilled to partner with them and believe that they provide a tremendous value for Dayton families! You know those friends you have who totally rave about Costco? And every time you ask them where that came […]

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“Gems” in the Gem City

I’ve lived in Dayton and vicinity for over 4 decades, and other than 4 college years in the “Queen” City, Dayton has been my home. Now as an adult I am continually amazed at the new and old treasures that I find in this great city. I have so many memories growing up of Dayton […]

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Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm: Perfect for Moms at Every Stage!

Just North of Dayton lies a complete treasure trove of educational children’s activities: Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm. In their own words, “As an environmental education, sustainable agriculture, and Audubon Center of the National Audubon Society in western Ohio, Aullwood promotes the protection of birds, wildlife and the habitats on which they depend. Aullwood offers […]

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Breakfast Fun for Back to Schoolers

Breakfast Fun for Back-to-Schoolers

Going back to school can be a bummer after weeks of summertime fun, so I want to offer a few playful breakfast ideas. In addition to being fun, they are quick to prepare and nourishing. To make sure breakfast is wholesome I always try to check off these 3 boxes: Whole Grains Produce (Fruits and/or […]

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“Lessons For Life”- It’s More than just Swimming

This post is courtesy of our sponsor Aqua-Tots Swim School. We love the work they are doing in the community to help teach our little fish to be safe in the water!Finding the best swim school to fit your family’s needs takes careful research and consideration. It’s important to find a place that is family […]

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Perfecting the Mom’s Night In with Panera Bread

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Panera Bread, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers. We love what Panera is doing to make the lives of moms more convenient (and delicious too.)Our friends at Panera Bread now offer both a rapid pick-up […]

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Dorothy Lane Market Drive-Up: The Grocery Gift to Busy Moms

Disclosure: This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Dorothy Lane Market. We love supporting local businesses we feel add real value to the lives of our readers.As a busy mama, I’m always looking for ways to save time. As a recent inductee into the “moms of 2 or more kiddos” club, figuring out […]

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School Lunches: Whole Foods Market Style

Here we are friends. The countdown to early morning wake up calls, arguing about which socks to wear, getting a healthy breakfast down their throats, and school bus stops. That’s right. School is right around the corner. This also means that all things lunch bag, lunch box, snack bag and lunch food will be discussed, […]

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