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Kathryn Dowell

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Paper: Reuse and Recycle, Mom Edition

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Paper is one of the most recycled products by weight in the US; more than glass, plastic, steel and aluminum combined, according to Paper Recycles.  If you have budding artists like me, material appropriate for...

Fantastic Library Events and How to Find Them

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I LOVE our Library. I should restate; I love our Libraries. And I don’t just mean the branches of one system. I have a warm place in my heart for Dayton Metro, Washington-Centerville, Greene County,...

March Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events

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1.  First Friday @Downtown Dayton Partnership ***DMB Tip*** Pick one main attraction to do as a family with a backup destination if you feel like continuing on in the night. Can be for families or...

5 Tips to Enjoy Games with Young Families

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I have lovely memories of playing games with my family growing up. And having found the hobby of modern board games, I love creating new memories with my own family. Here are 5 tips to...

Crazy Hair Don’t Care

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Perhaps we all go a bit long between shaves in the colder climate of Ohio’s winters. Long sleeves, long pants, no swimsuits; to what purpose would up-keeping our body hair serve? I feel a...

The Facebook Unfriend: When You Get Dumped

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We’ve all seen the posts, “I’m deleting people so if you can read this, you’ve made the cut.” What I’m talking about is the less obvious, elusive un-friending. When you don't even notice someone’s gone.  The...

October Dayton Dozen guide to Family Friendly Events

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It’s Fall, Ya’ll. October comes with all the usual festivities, but Dayton has so much more to offer! Add these local experiences to your calendar; some of them even reoccurring. 1.) Ohio Renaissance Festival @ Waynesville Ohio ***DMB...

Family Time = Game Time

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I’m a gamer but I don’t own a video game system. Instead, I have a collection of tabletop games; analog dice, card, and other types of games.  I grew up playing Batteship, Clue, and Monopoly,...

Patient Advocate – A Tale of Two Exams

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I never meant to be ‘That Mom.’ My eldest child is 7 years old and has been to six medical practices; a mix of nurse practitioners, D.A. and Ph.D. There’s a mix of reasons...

A Terrific Time at Touch-a-Truck

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Timehop tells me I’ve been going to Touch-a-Truck events since 2013. This year alone we’ve been to four with at least one more on our calendar.  If you’ve never been, a Touch-a-Truck event consists of...

Personal Hand Towels: Reduce and Reuse, Mom Edition

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Any mother of young children can empathize in public restrooms when it comes to hand washing. Between lifting tiny humans to reach the faucet, growing an extra arm to also assist, and then conquering...

Earth Day Choices for Everyday

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Earth Day provides us with an opportunity to evaluate our current practices and assess ways to improve. This is a day that is close to my heart. I challenge you to pick ONE thing to...