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I’m not a psychological expert by any means, but after being in therapy for more than five years, I’ve come to realize that there are few traits I recognize within myself. One of them is, I’m stressed. I work full-time,...
From an early age, my kids have known the basics of periods. Okay, so they don't fully understand yet why some bodies menstruate or what exactly happens during menstruation, but I have not hidden my own period from them and...
Mama, this isn't an easy topic... World Suicide Prevention Day (Sept. 10). We hear phrases like "end the stigma" and "there's no shame in this," and we might truly believe those sentiments. And yet... And yet, here is what I know...
Talking about how we feel is an important ritual in processing our emotions and moving through personal trauma. But what if the trauma you need to process doesn't belong to you? What if it belongs to a family member?...
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an OB/GYN who is Right for You Birth plan. Do you want to try for a VBAC, a water birth, or other natural birthing options? It is important to choose a provider who...
When I think back on the last year, there is so much I could say about 2020. I think for a period of time, it was literally used as a curse word around here. It was one of the...
On Mother's Day this year, Brigid's Path kicked off their matching gift campaign, A Powerful Pair, to help spur support for family transformation in the Greater Dayton area. Based in Kettering, Ohio, Brigid's Path is the first newborn recovery...
Like most teens, I dabbled in many a regrettable trend. While the late ’90s and early ’00s were a great time for music and television, they were a less kind time for fashion and beauty. If I could go...
A few years back was a rough season for me to put it gently. Maybe someday, if you know me in real life, I will whisper to you about it over coffee. But for right now, what I want...
This Mother’s Day, nominate a mom in your life for this ultimate giveaway! Read on below for the submission form and all the deets on what we’re giving away for mommy’s day in 2021! How to Enter Head over to...
There's a LOT going on in my mind these days.  At any given moment, my brain is doing a juggling act of two or more thoughts. Do the kids have enough clothes for summer? Which chore is most important...
It was a normal day. I hopped into the shower and did my monthly breast exam, just like I had done every month since my first trip to the gynecologist when I was 16. This time instead of my...
We know that finding the perfect pediatrician for your family is important. Not only is this the person (and practice) you are trusting to help you keep your child(ren) healthy and safe, but you need this person (and practice)...
Preparing your child for that first trip to the dentist can be a daunting task. How do you set them up for success? At what age should they start going? Which dentist is the best fit for your family? While we can’t take care of these decisions for you, we CAN make it a little easier. Check out this resource for local pediatric dentists!

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February Dayton Dozen :: Guide to Family-Friendly Events {2022}

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2022 is here with a bang, and January has flown by for most of us. We are now hitting the cold and sometimes snowy...
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