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As an elder millennial, my audio book experience has been books on tape; cassette tapes. Big, bulky, sets of cassette tapes.  Fall of 2023, we purchased a new car, leaping forward from our previous 2011 model. One of the features...
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...

Sweet Words

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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...
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...
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...
"You’re gonna miss this, you’re gonna want this back, you’re gonna wish these days hadn’t gone by so fast..." Some of you may know this song by Trace Adkins (“You’re Gonna Miss This”). That is what I tell myself as...
Checking notifications or mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Instagram has become a part of almost everyone’s daily routine (often multiple times a day), but what if you spent a day not instantly knowing the latest news? The news stories would...
If you’ve been looking for a school that prioritizes community, literacy, and faith-based education, you should get to know Ascension Catholic School. My name is Emily Weitz, and I am a local mother of 3: Dagny (2nd grade), James...
Mornings are always a struggle in our house. No matter how much we prepare the night before or how early we get up, the struggle is real. Our littles wake up, and all bets are off as to how our...

Remember to Love Yourself

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The calendar flips to February and store shelves are filled with roses and chocolate candy. It’s easy to get swept up in the moment of Valentine’s Day. Remember to book a sitter and enjoy a kid-free evening with your...
Love is in the air this month for our littles and us moms alike! While it can be easy to pick out gifts for the moms and other galentines in your life (think chocolate, coffee, self-care products, comfy sweats,...
Looking for a flexible, affordable child care solution that provides a cultural exchange experience for your family? Look no further than au pairs! Here are the top 5 reasons Dayton families choose au pairs for child care: Helping Hands:...
I am nearing the anniversary of my mother's death.  She has been gone 6 years and the grief does not get easier, just different. I miss her every day and wish for one more afternoon to sip tea and talk...

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School’s Out for Summer {Family-Friendly Activities Around Dayton}

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School's out for SUMMER! The kids are home, and entertaining them may seem like a full-time job. But don't worry – the Dayton area...
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