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Parenting 2.0

At 25, I welcomed my first bundle of joy into this world, and of course I had read everything I could get my hands on and KNEW everything there was to know about being a mom. At 29, I welcomed my second bundle of joy into this world, and I realized that I really didn’t […]

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Thank a Social Worker This Month!

Each March we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. But March is also Social Worker Month. The National Association of Social Workers has set this years theme as Advocates, Champions, and Leaders.   This month is important to myself, in that I have worked in the social services field for over a decade. My role has been to […]

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For Everyone Who Cares for Young Children

Did you know over one million new brain connections grow every second of a young child’s life from birth to three years old? That’s over 94 trillion brain connections. Our children are born full of promise. And as the adults in their lives, we have the responsibility to keep their minds active, their bodies healthy, […]

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The Always Late Mom

We’ve all heard about the different types of moms out there. The Crunchy Mama. The Cool Mom. The Helicopter Mom. Me? I’m the Always Late Mom.   You know my kind – always dropping their kid off to classes or practices after everyone else is already lined up stretching. The mom you hear screeching “hurry […]

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Easter Brunch: Food, Festivities & Savings at Whole Foods Market

The Easter countdown is on – so, when Whole Foods Market invited me to get a sneak peek of all things Easter – I put on my bunny ears and hopped right over! I started my journey at the entrance furthest from the bar (rookie mistake – one of the coolest things about Whole Foods […]

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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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Daycare Dilemma :: A First-Timers Guide to What to Look for & What to Ask

Evaluating a place to care for your children is one of the more stressful decisions you will make as a parent. I’ve made it twice. I’ve started at one facility and uprooted my children to go to another facility. I’ve evaluated over 9 places through the years…and this is what I have learned. With my son […]

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Why Do I Bother…to Cook?

I write this after a rather anticlimactic meal. Not the actual food…but my family’s response. It all began when I sat dinner on the table. I prepared a meal of grilled chicken thighs marinated in a Chipotle mescal sauce (a bit spicy for the littles, so for them plain chicken poached in butter) over a bed […]

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10 Ways To Maintain Your Friendship When Your BFF Has Kids

So your BFF has kids now. It’s fine. You knew the day was coming. There was a guy, and then less “girls night out”, then all of the sudden they were multiplying and now she’s asking you to pick up some baby wipes with the wine and to hold her baby so she can shower. […]

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