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My husband is the best Daddy and I'm so thankful to have him as my children's father. Not only is he an amazing provider, he is a loving husband, caring and patient father and compassionate man. Cindy Crawford said,...
Thirty-Seven years. Six Lessons. Yes, just 6. I feel compelled to share those {great} overarching Life Lessons, as they will dramatically impact the next thirty-seven years of  my life.  And I am hoping they may help shape yours.   Hair Grows Back Age learned:...
Playdates are a mandated weekly occurrence in our household. What can I say? Momma needs some girl chat and my children thrive on going ninety to nothing at all times. Why not let them use up that energy outside...
We had been trying for our second son for seven months when we finally got a positive (totally should have bought stock in Dollar Tree during that time period-I went through a lot of pregnancy tests.)  I remember jumping...
Does this sound familiar? Wake up to the sound of my 1 year old crying. Shuffle back and forth between my daughter's rooms while trying to get everyone dressed and out the door for the day. Spend the day...
Our family moved to the Dayton area in November of 2014 to follow an amazing job opportunity for my husband. We fortunately already knew two families living in the area, one of which had children that were our boys'...
Let's talk about privacy or lack thereof. When you ask yourself, "Am I the only one this happens to?" You can finally have your answer... I realized that I, myself,  ruined the ability to have privacy going to the bathroom. I'll explain -...
As parents, we are sometimes required to be “label fighters” for our children. From the first day of school labels are placed on them, things like: know-it-all, trouble maker, class clown, and loner, to name a few. I can’t...
Everyone knows that women are complicated and at any given moment we could have multiple thoughts running through our head. We decided that putting those thoughts to paper, would be a fun thing to do...so Dayton Moms Blog presents: One...
My husband passed the test. The let’s get a dog and see if we can keep this thing alive before I decide to settle down, marry and one day have a family with you test.That really sounds awful and...

New Mommy MythBuster

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When I found out I was pregnant I was excited… more than excited! I’ve always envisioned myself as a mother and couldn’t wait to start my family. I was seeing pictures on Facebook with moms and their babies appearing happy...
(Spoiler Alert – It was hard & I failed) "What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain." ~Maya Angelou I believe...
Prior to age 3 the world seemed like a simple place – filled with leisurely weekends – plans that can ebb and flow – deciding when to do something – and when not to. But now that my son Miles...

Change Is My Constant

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  It was 11pm, I'm at a bar in Chicago on a girls trip and I get a call from my boyfriend, Jeff. "Hey, I got traded to the Angels and I'm leaving tomorrow." "Uhhhhhhhh, what?" "Ya, I got traded just now.  I...

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Dayton Tradition: The Stoddard Avenue Pumpkin Glow {Heart of DMC}

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The leaves whip and tumble across the concrete on a brisk evening, the last week of October in Dayton. As I push the stroller...

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