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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.

Goodnight Messy Room {A Goodnight Moon Parody}

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In my living room, There was a mountain of toys. And a sense of impending doom, And piles upon piles of – Plastic dinosaurs in a massive uproar And one hundred spiky little Barbie shoes, And a wooden train set...

Growing Pains {Letting Go is Hard to Do}

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"Are you okay to go in by yourself?" I nervously ask my 4-year-old as we pull up to the dance studio. It’s only her second class; surely she’s still going to want me to...

Dayton Area Guide to Local Pizza Shops {Celebrating National Pizza Day}

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I don’t know about you, but after the mess that was 2020, I plan to take all of the celebrations I can get in 2021. Luckily, for all of us, Feb. 9 happens to...

New Dinner Bestie: Ground Turkey

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At the end of a long day, the last thing I want to think about is what’s for dinner. There are certainly nights where take-out wins, but we try to limit that as much...

What Holiday TV Movie Are You? – A Quiz

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: made-for-television-holiday-movie season!  If you know me, you know that I am 100% IN on all the cheesiness that these movies have to offer. Hallmark movies, in particular,...

If You Give a 4-Year-Old a Cookie…

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If you give a 4-year-old a cookie… You'd better make sure it's chocolate chip - heavy on the chips. She’ll probably ask you for another one. Then she’ll ask you for a glass of milk – half...

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...