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Caitlin Lochtefeld

Caitlin Lochtefeld
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Firecrackers and Wildflowers {A Younger Version of Myself}

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It's so peculiar to see yourself reincarnated in someone else. I learn more about myself by watching all my traits on full display. It's almost an out-of-body ethereal experience, where I'm a spectator...

In Defense of Karen

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Oh, Karen. We know 'em and love 'em and joke about 'em. We've all got a Karen in two in our families, in our workplace, and maybe even as friends. You know who I'm talking about. The...

September Dayton Dozen :: A Guide to Family-Friendly Events

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Hidden Valley Orchards - Their Fall season starts August 27th and runs through the whole Fall. If you haven't checked out this Lebanon-area family-friendly farm, you definitely need to. They have an orchard,...

School’s Out For Summer… and Fall… and Winter {Tips for In-Home Childcare}

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We can all agree this year is an absolute dumpster fire. Now, with the school year around the corner, but (maybe) no actual school, you've had to get creative with your childcare. For those...

Pretty, Pretty Princess

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"Mommy, I a PWINCESS!" I hear these words at least once a day. My oldest daughter is 100%, all-in, through and through, a girlie-girl. Pink and purple. Baby dolls. Dresses. And princesses. Everyone is a princess. She's a princess....

The Creamiest Mac and Cheese You’ll Ever Make

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I'm going to share my secret for the creamiest macaroni and cheese you'll ever make at home. Bold statement, I know. The creamiest? Like, really, the creamiest? Are you sure? Yep. I absolutely am. It's the...

Loved Second But Not Less

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Sweet little girl, watching intently with your big blue eyes while your crazy big sister runs around, always having to do a little more to get our attention, know that we do see you,...

April Dayton Dozen {A Collection of Digital Events}

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Editor’s Note: Normally, our Dayton Dozen guides are full of fun, family-friendly, local activities you can haul the kiddos to (or not-no judgment) and spend the day learning about and exploring resources in our...

I Didn’t Know What Type of Man You’d Be

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When I married you, I knew what type of man you were. I knew who you'd be as a husband. I didn't know what type of man you would become. How could I? We...

That’s When You Become a Mom

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We tend to believe that the magic of motherhood is in the big moments, like the first time the nurse puts your sweet newborn baby on your chest, or with his first steps, or...

Pump, Pump, Pump It Up

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When I think about where all I've been pumping, it reads quite a bit like a Dr. Seuss book. I have pumped in my car. I have pumped at a bar. How about a mall? Or bathroom stall? Did...

A Man Can’t Do That

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Recently, I was at a work conference listening to a speaker give a lecture. These speakers always try to be entertaining to make the two hours pass quickly. In an effort to engage the...

My Daughter, The Biter

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My daughter is a biter. So far, it's not too bad. I mean, she's only bitten me, her dad, her grandma, and probably the nanny. That's not horrible... right? At least she hasn't bitten another...

This Is How I Do It All

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The other day, I ran to the grocery store after work with both my kiddos. I was still in my scrubs and my girls were both being little angels. I ran into an acquaintance. "Man,...