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Dayton Area guide to Easter {2018}

   It’s that time of year again! Buds are on the trees, birds are singing and Easter Eggs are everywhere. Plan ahead for one of many Easter events in Dayton.  Easter Bunny @ The Dayton Mall March 9th – 31st Centerville, OH Monday – Thursday: 11am – 8pm Friday – Saturday: 10am – 8pm Sunday: […]

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The Underachiever’s Guide to St. Patrick’s Day

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, people seem to fall into three camps. There are the revelers who have March 17 circled in bold green on their calendar. They get dressed head to toe in green, eat ONLY bangers and mash, and even do some kind of intricate and magical craft for their kids […]

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5 Easy Ways To Encourage Music For Your Child

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, […]

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Why Dayton is a Great Place to Raise a Family

Recently, named the best and worst places to raise a family in Ohio. Their methodology looked at factors including median family income, violent-crime rate, school systems and playgrounds per capita. Here is where ranked Dayton in some categories out of the 185 Ohio cities examined: 181st – overall ranking 52nd – percent of […]

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January Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2018)

  It’s cold out and your kids haven’t been off school long enough to be fighting ALREADY, have they? The best way to keep your sanity is to get them out of the house, keep them busy and count the days until spring. We hope these ideas will help you do just that. Here are […]

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“Gems” in the Gem City

I’ve lived in Dayton and vicinity for over 4 decades, and other than 4 college years in the “Queen” City, Dayton has been my home. Now as an adult I am continually amazed at the new and old treasures that I find in this great city. I have so many memories growing up of Dayton […]

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Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm: Perfect for Moms at Every Stage!

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 […]

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September Dayton Dozen: Family Friendly Events!

The kids are back to school now, and I think we are all trying to figure out where the summer went. Amiright?!?! It’s all good, Let it Go (the cold never bothered me anyway) and dive into these fun events that September is bringing our way! 1) Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Show @ USAF […]

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“YES” Day

How many times have you said no today? I am usually around double digits before I have even finished reheating my second cup of the coffee in the microwave…..for the third time. The reasons I say no tend to vary. If I were to break it down, it would probably break out like this: 35% […]

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A Dayton Mom’s Guide to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm

This post is part of a sponsored relationship, but we are excited to let our readers know about this amazing local destination! Have you been to Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm?! The Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm is one of those local treasures that makes Dayton a beautiful and unique place to live. It was founded […]

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The 2017 Guide to Dayton-area Farmers' Markets

The 2017 Guide to Dayton-area Farmers’ Markets

Spring has sprung in Dayton and it’s the nearly the season for leisurely mornings spent perusing our local farmers’ markets. The Ohio growing season runs roughly April-November and the Miami Valley is one of the best places to get fresh, Ohio-grown fruits, veggies, meat, eggs, honey and more! Check out our guide to find the […]

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