Sasha Magee

Sasha Magee
Sasha lives in Centerville with her husband and preschool age son. Other than fully embracing mom-life, Sasha loves crafting, coffee, and conversation.

Pregnant in the Time of COVID-19

As I write this, I am almost 16 weeks pregnant with my second baby after two years of trying. I was so excited for all the things that have changed or would be different...

Ramadan: A Holy Month

Ramadan or Ramzan (pronunciation varies by region) is the ninth month in the Islamic calendar and is a time of fasting and spiritual focus. This is a time that commemorates when the Quran was...

Don’t @ Me {Stop the Mom-Shaming}

Dear Friends, Don’t @ me on my parenting. Don’t tag me wordlessly on a Facebook article, or an Insta post, or send me a link to some blog where someone says something that completely contradicts...

The Game of Consent

I recently saw a video that was being shared around social media. It depicted two toddler-aged kids, a boy and a girl. The boy kept trying to hug and kiss the girl, and the...

Thief of Joy

Ah, comparison. The thief of joy. The source of worry. A mom’s unwanted shadow. I wish I could stop cold turkey, but I can’t. My friend’s 1-year-old eats raw red peppers as a snack, willingly....

Pop! Pop! Popcorn! {National Popcorn Day}

Popcorn. It's more than just a snack. It's an endless blank canvas for your flavor creations. It's a memory maker. It's a movie must-have. It's my favorite. Some of my favorite memories involve this delicious...


To craft or not to craft? That is the question. Before becoming a parent, I would have always said enthusiastically, “Yes! Crafts!” Now that I have less time, money, energy, and space, the question...

‘Tis The Season To Be Basic

If you know me, you know I was not here for “hot-girl-summer” (which was really the summer of bug spray and anti-chafing products, am I right?) and come November, I’ll be full-on Grinch-Mom. I...

Where Is Your Gun Boundary?

I’m not a gun person. We don’t play with guns in our house, we try really hard not to watch TV or read books with guns or weapons (although it is slowly seeping in;...

August Dayton Dozen: A Guide to Family Friendly Events

Who else is staring down the season of back to school? No matter if you love the idea of shipping your kids off to school, dread the end of summer, or have little ones not...

It’s Not A Simple Question, Actually.

My face blazed red with embarrassment as I stared dumbly at the receptionist. I was one week post-partum, in the throes of new motherhood and surgery recovery and no sleep.  And these are the...

Parenting Lessons In the Wake of the Game of Thrones Finale

(Caution: Mild Spoilers Below) As millions of fans are still reeling from the disappointing and anticlimactic conclusion to the HBO series Game of Thrones (GoT), I am doing what most moms do in bad situations...

I Travel for Work and I’m Done Feeling Bad About It

I am a working mom, and my job sometimes requires travel. I’ve traveled one week per month for the last three months. To someone with a travel-heavy job, this might not seem like much....

April Dayton Dozen: Guide to Family-Friendly Events

Spring is officially here (yay!) and we don't know about you, but that makes us crazy excited to get out of the house - maybe even wearing flip-flops... a girl can dream! We are...