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As a busy mom, stress is high and self-care is often missed. Many moms prioritize others over themselves and suffer physically, mentally and emotionally. In 2023, almost 10 million moms suffered from burnout. We, as women, need to remember to...
As the political world began to talk more about abortion in 2022, one of the pro-choice arguments was that there is not enough support for low-income, at-risk moms after they give birth to a child who they otherwise would...
The other day, you screamed out across the grocery store parking lot, "Oh and by the way, we're getting married and we're having a baby daughter. That's right. She's moving in this weekend. I just thought you ought to...
My Gramma G had a green thumb. She could grow and keep alive anything that could and did grow roots. That traditional poinsettia she bought at Christmas? Still alive and thriving at Easter… and then the next Christmas, and...
Rain, rain, go away... and well you know the rest of that song. We are in the "April showers bring May flowers" weather. Having kids during the rainy weather can be a pain but maybe we can put a positive...
2x pageant winner Mrs. Ohio International 2023 - and Dayton's own - has won Mrs. Ohio United States 2024! Jessica Gaston is also one of the amazing contributing writers for the Dayton Mom Collective. We are so excited to...
If your family is anything like mine, then you are always on the hunt for local kid-friendly entertainment. We love to get out of the house and make memories with our kids! If you have not been to Scene75...

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I recently ran into a family that I had known for decades. We had a sweet relationship back then; our families would share meals, worship at church together, and serve together. I had such fond memories of this family...
Taking the kids to school, getting ready for a Zoom meeting, meal planning for the week, scheduling doctor appointments, and worrying about your parents’ recent health scare or the unexpected car bill that isn’t in the budget. Most of...
I wanted to share my favorite relevant book as we encounter another beautiful intersection of early Spring and March, which is Women's History Month. "The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes" written by Du Bose Heyward is about...
Check out these amazing local offerings to keep your kiddos busy (and happy!) this summer.
Thankfulness. Gratitude. Kindness. It’s easy to see gratitude during the holiday seasons, but what about the other 9 months of the year? How do we teach and then practice gratitude for the rest of the year? Almost three years...
As my divorce becomes final, the weight of being a single parent becomes very real. Unfortunately my ex and I do not have any kind of positive co-parenting relationship and I have sole custody of the children, mainly because...
My kids were most recently voted Most Likely to Throw a Tantrum (by me), so I'm definitely not coming from a place of expertise. This is guidance gleaned from years of doing everything wrong so hopefully you don't have...

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