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Mallory Skidmore

Mallory Skidmore
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Hello! My name is Mallory, and I am a Troy native. I now live in Beavercreek with my husband, our daughter, Greer (May 2016) and son, Smith (Feb. 2019). The first few years of parenthood have taught me that I still have so much to learn! I’m trying to figure it out with a little bit of humor and a lot of humility. I believe that we are our best selves when we are on vacation, that life should be more like a Hallmark movie, that local restaurants are far superior to chains, that birthdays should be week long celebrations, and that you can never have too many library cards.

Vote, Mama, Vote

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It’s time for me to fess up to a shameful secret I’ve been keeping for the past four years. I did not vote in the 2016 presidential election. Ugh, just writing those words makes...

I’m Grateful for My Awkward Phase

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A video has recently been making the rounds on various forms of social media contrasting pre-teens in the late ‘90s with pre-teens in 2020. The video shows the hip youth of today doing choreographed...

The Final Rock

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To my sweet boy, From the moment I saw your tiny face, it was truly love at first sight. You were (and still are) delicious, and I soaked up every ounce of you. Though our...

Ode to the Miami Valley Centre Mall

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For the past decade, we have been living in the time of the retail apocalypse, or the closure of many brick-and-mortar stores. You likely notice this almost everywhere you go, but shopping malls have...

DMC Summer Reading List

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"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a tired mom in possession of a good family, must be in want of a summer read." Okay, so maybe that’s not exactly how the iconic opening line...

Father’s Day Gift Guide

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Mark your calendars: Sunday, June 21 is Father’s Day!  I don’t know about you, but I continually struggle with picking out the perfect gift for the men in my life.  When I asked my...

DMC Quarantine Favorites

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The past few months have felt a little (or a lot) like Groundhog’s Day. With some form of social distancing in effect for the foreseeable future, we compiled a list of things our contributors...

Since Our World Has Changed…

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The past month has felt like a year. I can’t be the only one who feels this way, right? I’m having a hard time remembering a world before, even though I know there was...

The Heartbreaking and Heart-Soaring Days of Motherhood

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“Mommy, I want a snack!” “Let’s read this book, Mommy!” “MAMAMAMAMA!” “Sit wiff me, Mommy!” “MAMAMAMAMA!” If you spend more than a few minutes at my house, you are bound to hear at least one of the above exclamations....

The Postpartum Paradox

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Almost immediately after I gave birth five months ago, I felt like a warrior. My body had done something miraculous – for a second time. My pregnancies were not particularly easy for me. This...

The Mom Secrets No One Tells You

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I’ve been a mom for nearly 4 years now – not a long time by any means, but long enough that I no longer feel like a total novice. Though, let’s be real: Parenting...

I Just Want to Be… Myself {A Lesson in Confidence from My Toddler}

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Unbelievably, the child I just gave birth to is about to turn 3-years-old. As we are approaching her birthday, I thought it would be fun to interview her about some of her favorite things. Most...

Do Not Comment on My Pregnant Body

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Dear Friends of the Internet, As I write this post, I am 6 months pregnant with our second child. My lower back feels like it's 83 instead of 33, I wake up several times a...

In Defense of Winter

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Winter: (noun) the coldest season of the year, in the northern hemisphere from December to February and in the southern hemisphere from June to August. Welcome to January, the month of fresh beginnings, new resolutions,...