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Jen Barbee-Crim

Jen Barbee-Crim
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Hello there! I have been a proud Daytonian for the past ten years. My husband and I have three beautiful kids together, ages five and below so the adventures never stop. Although I am passionate about helping others as a nursing educator and nurse practitioner, my most challenging and rewarding role is being a mommy. I enjoy sharing the journey of motherhood and life with other mothers out there. I believe we all can learn from each other's experiences and work together so that no one feels alone as they navigate through the sometimes murky waters of life and motherhood. We are in this together and I look forward to sharing in this journey with you! ~Jen

Swimming Pool Safety Tips

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Summer time is here. You can smell the barbecue, see the beautiful landscape with lush trees, and one of our children’s personal favorites- swimming pool season. With so many things closed at the moment,...

The Middle Years of Childhood

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I blinked and it happened. I became a parent to a 6-year-old. Gone were the infant years, the first words, first steps, and all those first milestones. Gone were the toddler years as we...

The Final Baby

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As I prepare to have our fourth and final baby there are so many feelings. A feeling of sadness, as I know this will be the final time that I anxiously anticipate the moment...

In a Minivan’s Defense

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In preparation for baby #4, my husband and I knew it was time for a bigger vehicle. Now l will tell you, prior to having children and really all the way up until having...

Holiday Traditions When Loved Ones are Gone

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I think many of us have traditions that we fondly remember from our childhood. Traditions are extra special during the holiday season. Maybe it is going to a Christmas Eve service and singing Christmas...

Halloween Activity Ideas to Do With Your Ghouls and Goblins!

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This is one of my favorite times of the year! Pumpkin patch visiting, hot or frozen cider sipping, leaves falling... all the fall fun! This is a season where I generally do a ton...

Toddlers Say the Darnedest Things

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Let's get real for a second. I am a mother with three children, children who are 5 and under. I know there are many of you that can probably relate. I am literally a Barbee...

A Guide to Surviving Long Road Trips with Toddlers

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If your children are anything like mine, they do not appreciate long car rides. As a momma to a 5-year-old, 4-year-old, and 2-year-old, the thought of a family vacation can be really intimidating if...

Be in the Season of Loving Your Body

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It’s summertime. The season where I find myself with a little knot in my stomach as I attempt to find a swimsuit that can flatter a woman who has c-section scars, love handles, and...

Father’s Day Events

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Do you have a pretty cool husband, father or a father figure in your life that you are hoping to have a fun outing with during Father’s day weekend? Well, you are in luck!...

To the C-Section Warriors

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April is C-section Awareness Month. C-sections are often looked at in a controversial light. Five years and three children later, I am now comfortable saying I am a C-section mother, and I am proud...

Dayton Area guide to Easter Brunch

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It’s that time of year again! Easter egg hunts, visits with the Easter bunny, realizing that your dreams of the end of winter and beginning of spring are finally coming true, and let’s not...

Alternatives to Elaborate Birthday Parties

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Nine birthday parties. I have three children, five and under and I have thrown nine “Pinterest” styled birthday parties. Fall themed, ninja turtles, tractors, Thomas the Train, Sesame Street, and the list goes on. Of...