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I know you remember it well. Every last detail, including the smells and the weather, the nurses, what was on the TV or your playlist. You remember how you felt and what you were wearing when it started. Memories are...
To most of my friends, I am the “strong friend.” I am the one people come to when they need a shoulder, ear, or someone to help them work through their problems. I wasn’t used to being in a...
My wife loves to tell the story of our first date. Ten years ago, we were sitting at The Cheesecake Factory laughing and having a good time when we got to the “expectations conversation.” Without hesitation, I told her...
When I had my first daughter in 2017, I dealt with many of the typical emotions that accompany first-time parenthood. The first thought I had was, “How on Earth do these medical professionals think I am prepared to leave...
“What are you having?” asked by almost everyone. “Oh! We don’t know yet," I would reply with a smile on my face. For my first pregnancy, I wanted to know the baby’s gender as soon as possible! When we found...
Bloom is an event for new and expecting moms, foster moms, and adoptive moms (recommended for any mom up to toddler age!) in the Greater Dayton, Cincinnati, & Northern Kentucky areas. Everyone is welcome! There will be great giveaways...
For some, St. Patrick’s Day might be an excuse to have some extra alcohol, host a party and wear a lot of ridiculous gaudy green attire. But for me, in 2019, it’s the day I learned about my greatest...
Third time’s a charm, right? We are so blessed and thrilled to have welcomed our third daughter this month! For a very short time, we will have “three under three." I get a lot of unsolicited “Wow, how are...
Bloom is an event for new and expecting moms, foster moms, and adoptive moms (recommended for any mom up to toddler age!) in the Greater Dayton area. Everyone is welcome! There will be great swag and giveaways that any...
Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing an OB/GYN who is Right for You Birth plan. Do you want to try for a VBAC, a water birth, or other natural birthing options? It is important to choose a provider who...
Ice Cream and pickles. Peanut butter and cottage cheese. Copious amounts of pineapple.  Pregnancy cravings vary from mom to mom and pregnancy to pregnancy. Recently on a date with my husband, we went to a new restaurant. Looking over the...
Do you ever think about the days before we had hospitals and doctors like we do today? Have you ever thought about what it was like for women giving birth back then without the advances in medicine and technology...
Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. Tonight at 7 p.m. all around the world, people will be taking part in what we call the ‘wave of light’; where we light a candle and let it burn...
I’ve never planned a pregnancy. I will very soon have three kids. Not a one was planned, and yet being a mom is all I ever wanted to be. I love babies and kids. I heard my biological clock ticking...

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Our Favorite Dayton-Area Splash Pads

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We checked out some new splash pads this year that we love! Of course, the Kennedy Park splash pad is still really great and huge,...
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