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End of Summer Backyard Bucket List

That’s right. I said it. Those three dreaded words : END OF SUMMER. Right when we all just got used to our dull skin becoming exposed to the sun a tad more then usual, and just when kids with sweaty sun screened brows became the norm again. Alas, she is almost over. That precious summer. […]

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Learning Tree Farm Birthday Bash

Disclosure: This post is sponsored, however we pride ourselves on partnering with businesses we feel bring value to our readers and the opinions expressed by this author are 100% her own. Summer birthday party planning has become monotonous for me recently. Both of our boys were born in the summer months, June and August, so […]

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August Dirty Dozen

Dayton Dozen :: 12 Family-Friendly Events in August

Since Summer is in full effect – head to one of these Dayton Moms Blog approved events! 1. Summer Movies Under the Stars: What better way to enjoy a Summer evening than to grab the family, a picnic blanket & head out to watch a family favorite under the stars. *** DMB Tip – Pack an […]

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The Day my Son Fell in Love With Swimming

“It makes me feel calm and brave!” These were the words my six-year-old Cooper said to me before he went to bed tonight and almost made me cry. He was talking about how much he enjoys taking swim classes each week with Alex, his teacher at Dayton’s Goldfish Swim School. Cooper has dealt with sensory […]

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Boonshoft

Our Review of Boonshoft Museum of Discovery & GIVEAWAY!!

: Today we are excited to talk about Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and Offer a HUGE giveaway! : My husband and I are joyfully raising polar opposite boys. Our oldest Cooper is very analytical, a rule follower, information/facts hog, cautious, and future engineer. Reid, our youngest, is an act now-think later, boundary pusher, adventure lover […]

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Jumping, Twirling & Tutus – Why We Dance & Balance

I grew up participating in multiple activities. I was a busy girl, exploring gymnastics, ballet and jazz in the 80s & 90s (yes. there was a lot of hairspray and timely perms utilized), followed by years of grade school, high school, and college sports. I was ‘that kid’ who was in a different sport each […]

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Choose Your Own Adventure

Have a “YES” Summer :: With the Right Supplies

Our family loves Summer and during the Summer I have a rule – I don’t like to say no.  Especially if the ask involves climbing a tree, splashing at a ‘spray-ground’, digging in mud, creating messy art or finding treasures in a creek.  We spend our Summer weekends and nights with as little of an […]

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Kindergarten: Ready or Not!

My baby, who was tiny enough to fit snugly inside my tummy less than five years ago, is now being registered for kindergarten! Say what?!?! For the past week or so, I was in a full out anxiety fog. I couldn’t sleep well. I was getting migraines. My mind could not rest. All I could think about was kindergarten.Ok, so this is my first time […]

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