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It is almost that time of year again. The season that brings fresh boxes of crayons, markers, and glue sticks lining the store aisles, when lunches will once again need to be packed, and somewhere in the middle of...
We have reached a huge point in any small one's life. It is officially time to start planning preschool for our youngest. To be honest, she would have gone this year, but we waited (pandemic and all) as she...
High school state testing. These are four words, that when strung together, makes Ohio teachers, students and administrators cringe. For months, I, a high school math teacher, have been holding out hope that the state would understand that this...
Activities have been canceled due to the pandemic, but one that can still remain is National Play-Doh Day! This annual “holiday” is September 16. Here are three ways you could celebrate in a socially distant world. 1. Video Chat Challenges:...
So many questions during this back to school time. If you’re sending your child back to school during this pandemic, there’s probably a lot going through your mind. What will school look like? How will my child react to the...
In addition to wearing the mantle of motherhood, we also set out on a journey to wear a cap for commencement. We toiled long hours to achieve educational advancement, to make better futures for our families, and to be...
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....
My oldest started preschool this past Fall and I was so frustrated when every day, I would pick him up and he would have an absolute after-school breakdown. Sometimes it would begin moments after he got in the car....
What do I expect from my child attending school? I want them to be challenged and engaged. I wish for them to be an active learner and love learning. And I hope my child gets at least a "C." A...
Due to the unique dynamics of our family, we decided before our children were even in school that we would homeschool. Of course, there are many different reasons for a family to choose a certain educational path. My educational...
In our house, we read. A lot. If you walk through our front door, you will see books casually laying - well- everywhere. We read for fun; we read for information; and we read for procrastination (that’s admittedly mostly...
Twas the night before school starts and all through the house, Every creature is stirring, tossing and turning, even the mouse. The backpacks for school are ready and lunches packed with care, Along with bags of supplies and hope the kids can...

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Growing up in the 60s (yikes) in Nashville, I played outside mostly, going from house to house with a wagon in tow, or sometimes skates, a bike or possibly a carriage of some sort. There was always a friend...
I could recite Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by heart after the first week my girls insisted that should be the only book I read them. Since then, they’ve gone through phases of different favorite books; and as daunting as...

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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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