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When my son turned 12 on May 12, 2012, we celebrated it, goldenly. Do you know about the golden birthday? When you turn the age that is the number your birthday falls on it is called your golden birthday, so naturally,...
I'm not sure if you have heard the "Spooky, Scary Skeletons" song by Andrew Gold. It's a Halloween classic for sure. It's one that my kids have listened to, to the point of singing it before they could really...
We've asked our readers and our team to help us round up the best holiday lights in Greater Dayton this year! Here is your guide....Montgomery County Fairgrounds 645 Infirmary Road Dayton, OH 45417 November 17 - January 7 Nightly 6-10PM *Save $5 through November...
Barbies, bows, braids, and dresses - that is how I envisioned it would be having a little girl. Instead, I get trucks, battles, and bruises - yes, I am a boy mom (of two). I certainly was not ready...
I was utterly exhausted when our daughter was a baby. She never stopped moving when she was awake. Even now at age 7, she never really stops moving, her energy is limitless. At age 4, the doctors confirmed what...
Since becoming a mom in 2017, I vowed that I would never shame another parent. Before having kids, I remember when I would go out to dinner and see children on tablets or using their parent’s phone and thinking...
Vanilla Ice and parenting seems like an unlikely pair. Yet "Ice Ice Baby" plays in my head every time I ask my 9-year-old a question and it seems I have to wait forever for him to answer me. In my...
September happens to be one of my favorite months. School is back in full swing and fall weather is fast approaching. It also happens to be National Kids Take Over The Kitchen Day on Sept. 13, which I think...
I recently discovered that this is an actual day that people celebrate. (A quick Google search brings up a lot of information and images, who knew!) National Lazy Mom Day is celebrated every September on the first Friday of...
Maybe you are doing baby-led weaning, purees, or just going with the flow when feeding your baby. My son had some food reactions that I then had to investigate, so I have the following tips for you to consider,...
One question that I think a lot of moms ask themselves is, "Am I a good mom?" Who really decides the definition of a good mom anyways? Living in the age of social media, there is an abundance of...
Before I became a parent, I would always hear others say, “Well, my kids would never…” I tried my best to refrain from saying it myself because I wasn’t a parent; I didn’t know what my kid might or...
The other day I asked my 6-year-old to clean up her craft mess and after a couple minutes of back and forth where she tried to negotiate, she responded, “Enough, MOM! I’ve had it with your mouth!”  Now after...
My son came home from camp today. I could tell right away something was bothering him, and like any good mom, I pestered him enough until he finally told me what had happened. It was one of those moments...

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