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With the advent of distance learning, guardians have a unique opportunity of peering into the everyday goings-on of each classroom. Never before has there been such an amount of oversight available. Every utterance and transcription can be overseen or...
We are quickly approaching my birthday, and not just any birthday, my thirtieth birthday. As in THIRTY. 30! Even just typing that, I am in a bit of disbelief. There is something different about this number to me. It triggers my...
I’m not an overly sentimental person when it comes to things. My husband and I knew from the time I was pregnant with our second child, he would be our last. So as he outgrew all of the baby supplies,...

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I am not really sure where I’m going with this entry. Is it the therapy I so desperately need or am I writing in hopes to find others who have been here and can grieve with me. At this...
If I had to use a word to describe myself, confident would not be one of them. I have plenty of other good qualities, but confidence I’m lacking. Needless to say when at parent-teacher conferences recently I heard that...
My son peed his pants. At school. On the fifth day. I was furious. This school year has been crazy, new, unprecedented, ________ - you put in any negative adjective you want in this blank and it works. We didn't get...
Whether we admit it or not, our children have access to luxuries. We can equip our kids with tablets, which they can use for study and entertainment. We bring them shopping as soon as they outgrow their old jeans. We...
I dare you to leave the dirty dishes in the sink.  I double dare you to not even worry about when you are going to tackle the next chore. Just turn and walk away.  Go indulge in that hot bubble bath,...
Let's face it, quarantine hasn't been all rainbows and unicorns. If you have young children, it's been challenging finding opportunities to get out of the house and let them explore and interact with others. If you have school-age children,...
"Tell us about you. What are your hobbies?" I stared at the relatively innocuous question on a recent form and started to feel angry. Hobbies. HOBBIES? I don't have time for hobbies. I hardly have time to brush my teeth. I am...
I love cereal. When I was made aware of a national day to celebrate, I had to break out my favorite bowl and a spoon and celebrate. As a child, I remember all of the healthy cereal my mom made us...
To all the women who crack a joke at their own expense, I’m with you. To the women who use it to break the ice, I live in your shoes. To the confident women who can laugh at themselves,...
Not All Poop & Spit Up A podcast for the moms. Presented by Dayton Mom Collective! Listen to audio versions of our blog posts, and tune in for special guests and conversations about any and everything motherhood. Don't have time...
I’ve been thinking lately about how ordinary people like minister and activist Martin Luther King Jr., former President Barack Obama, or the first female Black Asian American Vice President of the United States, Kamala Harris, have done extraordinary things...

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