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May Dayton Dozen – 12 Family Friendly Events

    This month’s edition of the Dayton Dozen is sponsored by our friends at Goldfish Swim School in honor of National Water Safety Month. Goldfish Swim School is devoted to WATER Safety Awareness and work to keep families (especially toddlers) safe in and around the water. Specifically, instructors use integrity, compassion and trust to teach kids […]

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April Dayton Dozen

April is approaching and it’s one of my favorite months. The trees start blooming, baby animals appear everywhere, and the sun shines just a little bit longer each day. The best part is that fun events are springing up around us too!  1. The Great Ohio Toy Show– Wilmington ***DMB Tip – Enjoy local gems Jen’s Deli […]

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March Dayton Dozen

1.) I Can Cook Youth Series at Gerhardt Civic Center – Moraine, OH ***DMB Tip –You don’t need to preregister – just pop in as you are out and about!  March 1st; 5-6:30pm Drop-in cooking class for ages 6-10 Participants will be able to experience new foods and techniques while becoming confident in the kitchen.  […]

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February Dayton Dozen: Fun, Family Events!

Ah February. Whether you love getting weather reports from a rodent or just binge eating chocolate hearts, this fabulous month is headed our way. There are many (oh, so many) equally fabulous options for fun all around us!  Cinemark at The Greene– Beavercreek, OH ***DMB Tip- Get there with plenty of time for good seats. […]

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Crafting Corner: Bird Seed Wreath

Think spring, think spring, think spring!!! Think spring & it’ll come sooner, right?! Well, that’s what we’re hoping for anyways. Since we’re in the dead of winter, what is more refreshing than a craft that promises a peek of spring? With limited activities due to this recent tundra-like atmosphere, my kiddos & I were succumbing […]

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Hocking Hills | Comfort Food Cruise

This post is part of a sponsored relationship between Dayton Moms Blog and the Hocking Hills Tourism Association. Our writer was thrilled to have this experience and all opinions expressed are authentic.As a born and raised Buckeye, I’m always astonished at the beauty that lies within our own state lines.  I always forget how close […]

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Peppermint Hot Fudge Cake, Sugar Plum Fairies & Holiday Traditions

This post is part of a sponsored relationship with Frisch’s, but all opinions expressed are authentic and 100% those of the author.There is something so special about creating Christmas traditions with your children: hanging stockings, building gingerbread houses, and if you live in Dayton, a trip to Cincinnati to watch the Cincinnati Ballet’s production of […]

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November Dayton Dozen

November is here! November is here!  This is absolutely my favorite time of year!  Bonfires, crisp nights & mornings, reflection on the year…THANKSGIVING!  The Dayton Dozen will focus on all those being thankful & Thanksgiving-ish events in the month of November!  1.Helping Hands of Dayton Charity Auction – Vandalia ***DMB Tip – This is actually […]

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The Storybook Challenge for Parents

How many of us have children that we struggle to connect with? Whether they’re 2, 3, 5, 10, or 17, there are times when we just aren’t sure what to say. We aren’t sure how to have a conversation with someone who, while we know them so well, we may not totally understand. I have […]

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October Dayton Dozen :: 12 Must-Do Family Friendly Events

Can you smell fall in the air?  No?  It’s probably because we’ve all still been enduring 88+ degree days – but it is coming.  Fall is right around the corner – pumpkin everything has already hit the shelves and October delivers on some amazing family festivals. 1.Toms Corn Maze – Germantown, OH ***DMB Tip – Go […]

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