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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.

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,...

Breaking Up with My Body Image Issues

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A few weeks ago I had a routine doctor’s appointment. Before stepping on the scale, I made sure to take off my coat, put my purse down, and then remove my shoes – a...

I’m a Good Mom… But an Average Wife

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I started doing something weird a few weeks ago. Every evening when my husband got home from work, I greeted him with a hug and asked him what the best part of his day...

Oh Boy… or Girl?

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Undoubtedly, one of the most frequently asked questions pregnant women receive is, “Do you know what you’re having?” With our first pregnancy, the answer was no. We decided to wait and be surprised by the...

The Baby-Sitters Club: My Literary Icons {National Book Month}

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Ahhh, October… the most magical month of the year. The air is crisp, the foliage is bright, the pumpkin spice lattes are hot and best of all … it’s National Book Month! Break out...

3 Simple Salmon Marinades

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File this under things I never thought I'd say: I like to think of myself as an amateur at-home chef. Pre-kids I didn’t particularly have much (okay, any) interest in cooking. Embarrassingly, I existed...

The Accidental Co-Sleepers

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“I will never let my child sleep in my bed!” - Me (before I was a parent) I’ll be the first to admit that pre-Mom me was pretty annoying. She was a smug know-it-all, and...