Kary Ellen

I am a wife, mother, and all-around busy person! I am a communications professional and my twin girls and little boy keep me busy with their activities and adventures. We live in Springboro, OH, but also called Huber Heights our home for eight years. I am excited to share stories of what motherhood has been like for me so far!
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Independence Day {Parades, Family Fun, & Fireworks!}

With everything returning “back to normal” more and more each day, that means many Independence Day celebrations are back, too! Check out this list of family-fun activities we rounded up so you can celebrate...

When Grandma and Grandpa Get Divorced

Our family was no stranger of divorce from the get-go. When I met my husband, both of my parents were divorced and remarried while his parents were divorced. When I was pregnant with my...

My Experience with Bell’s Palsy

It started as a twitch in my eye. I was seven months pregnant with my twins and had already had complications with the pregnancy, so while I noticed the twitch, I didn’t think much...

Raising Confident Kids {My Own Struggle with Self-Confidence}

If I had to use a word to describe myself, confident would not be one of them. I have plenty of other good qualities, but confidence I’m lacking. Needless to say when at parent-teacher...

Snooze, Unfollow, Delete – Staying Sane with Social Media

We can all probably agree that after the 2020 (or really any year) political season, there may have been things your connections posted on social media you may not have agreed with. Furthermore, there...
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Dayton Experiences to Gift this Year

Here is a 2020 edition of experiences to gift this year in the Gem City! With the holidays upon us, it’s sometimes hard to find the perfect present. What does the special person on my list...

Moms Make Mistakes, Too

From the time of infancy, we work to teach our kids what’s right and wrong and to learn from our mistakes. “Don’t do this… don’t do that… don’t ride the dog like a horse.” (Maybe...

Perspectives From a Politician’s Daughter

For as long as I can remember, my stepdad has been a politician. He’s a state legislator and that’s something I’ve always been proud of. I’ve enjoyed sitting on the House floor watching legislators...

Halloween Events

Are you unsure of what to do this year for Halloween? Look no further! While some activities may be canceled this year due to COVID-19, there are still some festivities happening for the entire family! Do...

Cheering From the Sidelines {When There May Be Nothing to Cheer For}

We waited anxiously for an email, a text message, a phone call - SOME sort of communication about our kids’ fall sports seasons. This was the first one with COVID-19 in play, and the...

Is a Tubal Ligation Right for You?

“What happens if something happens to one of your kids?” “What about knowing you’ll never have another child of your own again?” “What happens if you get pregnant and something could happen to you and the...

We are #DaytonStrong

We thought things couldn’t get worse than 2019. Those whose hearts were filled with hate wanted to bring that hate to Dayton.  But we were #DaytonStrong.  We fought against that hatred. We protested and made our voices...

Choosing to Be More Than a Working Mom

After more than a year of job searching, I walked into my job one day and quit. It seemed like a dream. The day I quit wasn’t dramatic; but nonetheless, had an impactful feeling I...

4th of July: Parades, Fireworks & Family Fun

The 4th of July holiday is upon us! Even though celebrations may look different this year, there are still ways you can show off your patriotism across the Miami Valley! Here are few of the...