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Did you know that there’s more than one Independence Day in America?? There’s the day our country claimed its independence from Great Britain and then there’s the day that all slaves finally knew they were free in this country...
Happy Pride Month! June is the month that the LGBT+ community gets to celebrate the freedom to be themselves. Even while equal rights are being fought for in regards to race in our country right now, this is a...
George Floyd's call to his mother should be a call to ALL moms right now. We need your voice with us now more than ever to make a better future for our children. Oh, the joy of teenage years. One...
We are about 3 weeks into our state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and what was initially presented as a short(er) term response is now settling in for the long haul. There was a honeymoon period for many of...
Editor’s Note: Normally, our Dayton Dozen guides are full of fun, family-friendly, local activities you can haul the kiddos to (or not-no judgment) and spend the day learning about and exploring resources in our community. Not this month, however....
It's been almost 5 years since we began connecting moms in the Dayton area. Dayton Moms Blog is now Dayton Mom Collective, the largest locally-run resource for parents in the Gem City! Our goal has always been to foster community, to...
I hired a sitter. I curled my hair. I put on my heels and kissed my babies goodbye. Bound for an evening out on the town, my husband and I were set on clinking glasses in downtown Dayton on...
When I was a little girl, I remember being told that I could be whatever I wanted to be when I grew up. The president of the United States. The first girl to play for the Dodgers. The CEO...
When we chose your name, your Dad and I had spent hours and hours making first and middle name combinations, changing and tweaking what we could call you, and what nicknames you may have. We bought book after book...
I had lunch with an old friend from college today. It had been nearly 9 months since we'd last seen each other, and we live less than an hour apart. We have 3 kids between us though, and as...
It was easy to pass by the tiny patch of roses without even noticing. The spring blooms, stretching into the sky, coming to life again. They sat quietly next to the sidewalk leading into the gym. Waiting to be...
I recently had dinner with a new friend. She just started her very first professional job after finishing her advanced degree and was in the midst of planning her wedding. She reminded me so much of myself at that...
If you can't say anything nice... don't say anything at all.  This phrase is a one I heard growing up over and over again, and I think we all need to ponder this before we post on social media and...
CONFESSION. We just put our 'first date' of 2019 on the calendar. Yup. My husband and I, that is. I don't know about you, but (wo)man, it is hard to date this day and age. Date my husband, that is....

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