Emily Bennett

Hi, mamas! I’m Emily, born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, and now raising my family in the Champion City. I’m married to my college sweetheart (he’s from Springfield, too, and we knew each other in high school, but we didn’t make it Facebook official until our freshman year at Ohio State). We’re proud parents of a precious yet oh-so-rotten baby boy, MJ (b. November 2016), and a fur baby named Bentley. Needless to say, I am the queen of our household! I work full-time as a PR pro for a marketing-communication agency and am always striving to find the perfect work-life balance. I’m a Joanna Gaines wannaba, lover of all things rose gold and a self-diagnosed Target addict… But c’mon, what mama isn’t?!
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24 Dos and Don’ts for the Mama of a 24-Month-Old

In case any new mamas out there need some clarification on the subject, let me start by saying one thing… The terrible twos are REAL, ladies! They’re not a myth. They’re not an urban...

Beating the Baby Blues

I’m 10 weeks postpartum, and I’m still having moments when I feel like the walls are caving in. Moments when the sound of my crying newborn triggers instant anxiety. Moments when I snap at...

That Mom

I’ve been at this whole motherhood thing for a little over two years now, and I still find myself getting caught up in comparing myself to “that mom.” You know the one. That mom...

When Three Becomes Four

Dear baby boy, Your days as an only child are quickly dwindling, and Mommy’s heart is breaking in two. Not because I’m not excited for your little sister’s arrival (apprehensive, maybe, but excited nonetheless), but...

Unplug and Snug

My name is Emily, and I’m a smartphone-aholic. I came to this realization when my almost 21-month-old son made it his personal mission to start bringing my phone to me if I left it...

On a Mission to Start Our Own Holiday Traditions

“It’s the most wonderful time of year,” says everyone. But what they fail to mention is that it’s also the busiest, most stressful and most chaotic time of year when it comes to fitting...

Homemade Costumes Are a Bunch of Hocus Pocus

Let me preface this post by saying that I am NOT anti-homemade Halloween costumes. In fact, I think they’re the bomb dot com and are obviously the ones that always stand out in a...

I Don’t Ask Because I Do Care

To all of the mamas-to-be I interact with, More often than not, I don’t ask because I do care. Now let me explain. When I was pregnant for the first time, I don’t think any...

18 Dos and Don’ts for the Mama of an 18-Month-Old

My little man hit the 18-month milestone this past May, and in the blink of an eye, we were entering uncharted territory. It didn’t take me long to realize that this age was like...

Summer Fun in Springfield

Within an hour’s drive from Dayton (sometimes much shorter depending on where you live in the area), is an urbanesque city with a small town feel. Born and raised in Springfield, it’s the place...

Here’s to You, Daddy!

A Father’s Day tribute to my hubby and all of the other daddies in the “Two and Under Club.” To the daddy who was a calming and reassuring presence for your wife when Baby #1...

Fabulous First Fiestas

Your baby only turns one once. That’s what I kept telling myself as I planned and perfected my son’s first birthday bash last November, while my husband kept telling me to rein the party...

Endo-metri-what-ee Awareness Month

“Endo-metri-what-ee?” was my response to being told about my diagnosis after a laparoscopic surgery to remove an ovarian cyst at the ripe old age of 18. Granted, I was still heavily under the influence...