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Miami Valley Moms – Part V: Allison

Welcome to Part V of the Miami Valley Moms series – where we moms get to know each other and the Dayton area.  Here we will interview moms all over the Miami Valley to get their opinion on everything from their favorite place for a date night to great parks in the area. Name: Allison Age […]

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Moms & Mindfulness: 5 Tips to Reduce Stress

“The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little.” ~ Jon Kabot-Zinn As moms, it’s often hard to live in the moment. To really be present and mindful of what is happening within us and around us (especially with babies and toddlers underfoot). Our minds constantly churn with thoughts and judgments about ourselves and others. […]

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4 Reasons Your Diet is Failing

It’s ironic. Those who ‘diet’ the most, are often those who struggle with their weight. Those who just relax and eat are those who we call ‘blessed with a good metabolism.’  Maybe we should take a hint? “An estimated 45 million Americans diet each year and spend $33 billion annually on weight loss products. Yet, […]

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May is for Zebras: Ehlers-Danlos Awareness Month

Have you noticed zebras or zebra stripes popping up in your social media feed recently? Did you know that the zebra represents a connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome or EDS? May is national EDS awareness month! Our home is zebra print from top to bottom. What is EDS? Technical definition, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is […]

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Postpartum Hair

My hormones did WHAT to my hair?

There are a few additional perks to being pregnant other than the obvious midnight burger runs, baby showers and dibs on the thermostat! You are also blessed with long beautiful strong nails and awesome hair. I don’t think anyone lets you in on this because they are too busy sharing food cravings, random dreams, and birth stories […]

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The Skinny on Drinking Your Greens!

As much as I want my family to eat nutritiously, so many unhealthy, fast, and convenient foods seem to win the battle. Here’s an interesting fact, that makes me feel not alone: In a 2012 study, 52% of Americans (that were polled) believed doing their taxes was easier than figuring out how to eat healthy. […]

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Congrats to Danielle B & Ashley O

There’s nothing more fun than announcing our winners for all these fun giveaways. Our amazing sponsor, Kate’s Plate, has whipped up an amazing batch of Coconut Oil chocolates for our two lucky winners : Danielle & Ashley! Kate’s mission is to transform lives through clean eating. Guess what, THIS delectable chocolate is on the menu! We are […]

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Chocolate Giveaway!

The best gifts are the ones that you’d really like to keep for yourself.  My grandmother used to say this, and I totally get it. Whenever I buy a friend a really awesome bag or accessory…its always tempting to keep it for myself and then I realize it makes me even more happy to see […]

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Easter Candy Overload

5 Tips to Avoid Easter Candy Overload!

The time is here.  The pastels, the baskets, the dresses, the egg hunts, and yes, the CANDY!  In my case, lots of it.  My father purchases an annual Easter basket for my son. ( I gave up buying one years ago- no mummy, nor bunny nor mythical character of any kind can compete with the likes of this […]

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