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Happy birthday to me! One of the best perks of getting older is redeeming all the free stuff companies give away for your birthday. Not wanting to give a proper noun list of companies you might not frequent or...
The summer heat is upon us. If you are anything like me, summer means an inner struggle of wanting to be outside but not wanting to be miserable in the heat. Heading to the pool is a great way...
If you're a single mom like me, chances are you will dabble in the world of online dating at some point, if you aren't already. There are a few tips I've learned along the way that I want to...
Tell me you are a parent without telling me… having alphabet magnets on your fridge. Most parents have them on their refrigerator as a quick, engaging activity to keep the kids busy while prepping dinner. May 9 is National...
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...
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...
I did a presentation with my group of senior parents and they expressed some issues with the new Better FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). I wanted to provide some more specific tips to help. Did you know you...
Not All Poop & Spit Up A podcast for the moms. Presented by Dayton Mom Collective! Listen to audio versions of our blog posts, and tune in for special guests and conversations about any and everything motherhood. Don't have time...
A Kid’s Market is a vendor fair for kids to sell their items. A year after signing my kids up for their first, I want to share some tips we’ve learned. Finding Events Sometimes it becomes a “next time” situation when...
Can you believe that we have already reached that time of year? Yes, we are now entering the holiday season! Buckle up, from now until the first of the year is about to fly past in the blink of...
Staying home for Thanksgiving? Visiting friends or family? Here are some festive ideas/links to keep your little turkeys cooperating and having an amazing time this Thursday. It’s not whether you win or lose, it’s how you play the game. The TV...
Signing away our lives on a new car puts some new perspective in our budget. Here are some of the ways I’m trying to help make our money last: Price Match I’m all the time Googling an item I’m standing in...
Have you ever wanted to explore 3D printing? Laser engraving? Sublimation? Button making? In the greater Dayton area, we have several library maker spaces to explore these opportunities plus some!  Washington Centerville Library has Creative Commons hosted at Washington Township...

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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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