Growing up, I spent my lower elementary years being homeschooled. I don’t remember these years vividly, but I do remember that they inspired in me a love of reading (and didn’t help at all with my love of math). I remember sitting at a desk alongside my brother who was two years older than me, […]
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Helicoptering has admittedly always been my parenting style in some aspects. I have never been a full day away from my 4-year-old. Ever. I used to text whoever was watching her every half hour, on the half hour just to make sure things were going well, that she hadn’t choked on a grape, a rabid […]
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Anyone who has kids has experienced the dreaded tantrum. I don’t think any parent has ever been blessed with a child who hasn’t had at least one…right? My three year old really is a very well behaved kid. She has a stubborn streak and likes to pick on her older sister (she gets it from […]
My little first born baby is finally ready to enter the next phase of life – Kindergarten! The sheer volume of questions and paperwork required for a child to start school is mind boggling, but I was prepared. Well, I was prepared for almost all of it. One question really threw me for a loop: […]
April showers bring May flowers, but oh these gloomy days can bring me down! I love spending the day in the house making a nice soup and salad for dinner on those grey, rainy days. But if I have to get out of the house and actually be a productive human being amongst other adults […]
This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Dorothy Lane Market. The DMB team genuinely loves the quality and flavor that DLM adds to our everyday lives, no matter the occasion!I’ve loved Dorothy Lane Market since the first time I went in as a little girl pushing around one of their mini kid-sized carts. […]
Since I was more coordinated and strong than I was graceful or fast, in those awkward middle school years I left dancing primarily to try a few sports. Turns out, I was embarrassingly slow. It was obvious on the court, field, and softball diamond. About this time, my dad convinced me to try golf. Mainly, […]
“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.” […]
As we kick off another year, I find myself with renewed purpose in many aspects of my life. I start cleaning out closets, making lists, thinking of my goals for the next few weeks and the year ahead. With this “life overhaul” comes my desire to get back to the ways I prefer to live, […]
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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 […]
Our family of five recently moved. Moving is a very stressful endeavor for the whole family but quite often an eventual part of life. We’d been renting a home in Kettering for almost five years and while we loved the neighborhood and were very comfortable there, we decided to make the jump to home ownership. […]
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, […]