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The Risk of Not Letting Your Children Be Risky

From the very moment your eyes read that positive pregnancy test in your trembling hand, something changed in you. One of your most basic instincts awoke like a hibernating mama bear and you felt for the very first time “I’m going to protect this child with all I am.” From pregnancy to birth to toddlerhood […]

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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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I’m not Treasuring any More Moments.

“You HAVE to babywear or your child won’t learn to bond properly and will never know how to love!”         “Let the baby cry itself to sleep or it won’t learn to sleep ever in its entire life!”   “If you use anything other than all organic everything, you’re basically a monster.”  […]

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Tips for “Kid Sharing” During the Holidays

My daughter’s father and I aren’t together and we haven’t been since before she was two. It’s taken years of negotiation, compromise, and fighting to get to where we are today, but we’ve made it. However, despite the fact that a general ease of sharing her has set it, it doesn’t make it any easier […]

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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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3 Tips for Less Scary Halloween Treats

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers.Getting kids to eat healthy can be a challenge on Halloween and throughout the upcoming holiday season because there are so many tempting sweets around. Since you probably won’t be able […]

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Easy Choices for Picky Eaters at Whole Foods Market

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Whole Foods Market, however, we would not partner with a business we did not feel brought value to our readers.Like most first-time parents, I was naive. I’d hear friends and family talk about their picky eaters and I’d think about all the ways that I’d make […]

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