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"I am so stressed out this week! I had that big project due at work and my kid has been sick and of all things, and my basement flooded!" I think we've all said that same thing before, in one...
Today was surgery day. The first time one of our children would be under anesthesia. The first time we could not go with her into a space when she would probably be feeling incredibly scared. The first time I...
It happened at 1:30 in the morning. Because doesn’t it always happen in the middle of the night? I’d been asleep for maaaaybe two hours when I heard a cry for me accompanied by a coughing and gagging that...
Like many people, I have an interesting relationship with my bathroom scale. We’ve been through a lot together over the years. Sometimes we don’t talk for weeks or even months, but then I find that we are spending time...
Many of us have painful memories of our visits to the dentist. Whether it was having a tooth filled or pulled, we just remember the loud noises, the grinding, the needles and the pain. As adults, we understand that...

Could It Be ADD?

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The first inclination I had of my son having ADD was when he turned 4 and I was filling out the age-appropriate questionnaire from the pediatrician. One of the questions asked whether or not the child could follow three-step...
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 routine I’ve got down pat....
I’ve recently started following a new weight loss program as part of my never-ending endeavor to better myself. I’ve got a myriad of reasons for wanting to lose some weight, including things like health benefits (I am hoping some...
Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Candy and sweets and treats and bundled up for cold weather and fun and parties and gatherings and family reunions and germs. Wait, what? One of those things is not like the other. Germs. Before I was a mother, I thought that I...
I remember going on my first diet in 5th grade. Somewhere along the lines, I heard that bread made you fat, so I planned on not eating it ever again. Then I would be skinny and have a better...

Emetophobia

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A-what-a-phobia?  I know, I know. You probably just rolled your eyes.  I did, too, when I first heard about this supposed "phobia."  But let me tell you a little about myself.  I am a 28-year-old woman and mother of three children. I am...
It seems like self-care is the new, trendy buzz word everyone is throwing around. I can't read a blog article or scroll through social media without seeing mention of it. As a Mom, you already know time for self-care...
Seriously... I have one in my house, don’t you? I bet someone you know has one if you don’t. Some may be bigger than others, some may be hard to see, but lots of people have “an elephant in...
Hey moms (and dads, too), how many times a day do we reach down for those little outstretched arms, twist to perfectly buckle those car seat straps (chest buckle at armpit height and not a centimeter higher or lower),...

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August Dayton Dozen :: A Guide to Family-Friendly Events

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Due to COVID-19 many events that typically take place in August are canceled or postponed. This month, we thought it would be fun to...

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