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Mother’s Day: My First Without My Mom

I remember walking through the drug store with my eldest kiddo looking for my favorite shampoo when it caught me totally off guard. If I had known, or been prepared about my reaction, maybe I would have avoided the trip altogether, but that’s the thing about emotions..they can be sneaky little jerks. I stopped dead […]

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It Takes a Village

It takes a village to raise a child is a proverb which means it takes an entire community of different people interacting with your children in order for them to experience and grow in a safe and loving environment. Growing up I remember hearing people say this to new moms, experienced moms, and everyone in between. I never really […]

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Dayton Area guide to Moms Groups {2018}

  The Dayton Moms Blog team believes that community and support play a vital role in happy and healthy motherhood experiences. We strive to foster that sense of community both online and offline every day. This resource has some other great local resources to help you connect with other mamas in and around the Dayton […]

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When Cupid’s Arrow Hits Home {Part One} – Date Night Ideas for Busy Parents

February 14. Yes, THAT February 14. All the cards and chocolates and crazy people rushing around for the one-dozen roses – in hopes, they aren’t being ripped off (but they probably are because they waited until the last minute). AHH. Yes. It’s about here. And it’s on a Wednesday. MmmmHmmmm. Wednesday y’all. Get yer party […]

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The Do’s and Dont’s of Talking to your Pregnant Friends

Pregnancy is a roller coaster ride to say the least and is something we all handle differently. Some women love it, some loath it, and others fall somewhere in between. However, one thing that affects us all is how others speak to us during this time. While most things are said without cruel intentions behind […]

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A Letter to my Step-Daughter

Dear sweet girl, You are incredible and an amazing individual. I feel so blessed to be part of your life and amazed that I get to watch you grow and change. The past 10 years have not been easy for our relationship.   I wanted you to accept me as your “step-mom” as quickly as […]

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Raising my SON in a #metoo Society Scares Me!

It seems that just like the wildfires that appeared and swept various states, so too has the #metoo campaign. It’s a hashtag that women are sharing on social media if they’ve ever been sexually harassed or assaulted. And it’s everywhere. #metoo. Yes, I’m one of the growing number of women sharing that. But I don’t […]

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This Pregnancy Has Made Me a Bad Mom and Spouse

While I’m forever grateful to be carrying a perfectly healthy baby and having a healthy pregnancy I can’t help but feel bad about my mom/wife skills, or the lack thereof. Despite all the good, there is a darker side. A side of me that I don’t like, that keeps making her presence known day in […]

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Six Year Scars: The Result of Domestic Violence

As a mom, we all have some scars. Whether it’s the stretch marks from our pregnancies or the healed cut of a C-section, we’ve learned to live with them. Some have been expected and others have come from trials. Most times we become proud of them. We know they have made us into who we […]

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