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When you’re in a new city, do you check out their library? Spending a weekend in Columbus, I had the task of finding free/cheap things to do with the kids. I knew straight where to look; their libraries!  Using online maps, I...

The Gem City Staycation

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Staycations have, up until now, been an unexplored option for our family. Our rationale has been that unfinished projects and to-do lists will haunt us if we try to vacation at home. And, as Dayton natives, my husband and...
Said in my best Jeremy Irons voice, “BE PREPARED!” Trips with kids are never a “vacation” with the prep before, the managing during and the recovery after. Here are a few front-loading things I do to make things as smooth...
Summer is here! Literally...just a few more days left of school and you get the privilege of entertaining your kiddos for 12+ hours per day for 9 weeks!  What do you have planned?? If you are anything like me, I am just...
The leaves whip and tumble across the concrete on a brisk evening, the last week of October in Dayton. As I push the stroller down the sidewalk, laugher and excitement can be heard all around. Fall is in the...
I recently read an article about how women, in particular, moms, bear the brunt of the "emotional labor" (I've also heard it referred to as "mental load") in our families. The basic premise is that, even when it appears...
I was the kid that came over for a sleepover and didn’t leave the next day. The one showing up at your door, unannounced and eating all of your pantry snacks and then tagging along to dinner, too. Growing...
Summer vacation brings to mind sand, surf, and sun. Most of us Mid-Westerners probably dream of beachy locations - some exotic like the Caribbean, others a bit more feasible like Florida or one of the Carolinas.   But what if I...
Suitcases are packed. Car is loaded and the GPS is set. Let the summer travel and long car rides begin! A lot of families use the time off from school to take vacations, explore new places and create lifelong memories....
Our family has lived in the Dayton are for two years now and are loving every minute of it! Mine and my husbands family both live in southern Alabama so a few long road trips a year are always...
Taking a slightly different turn from our typical Dayton Dozen, with many events still canceled or postponed, we came up with a fun game of Bingo you and the family can play together for February - or choose twelve...
Before you plan your next vacation, have you considered staying in an alternative to a hotel? Staying in a privately-owned home that is available for short-term rentals is becoming increasingly popular, mostly because of AirBnb and VRBO (Vacation Rental...
As I sit writing this, I’m recovering from several things. First, a flight from Tampa, Florida to Columbus, Ohio with not only my two rambunctious boys but also my 8-month-old nephew, his two doting parents and of course my...
Oh, I’m looking forward to taking my kids there someday! But not until they are much older! They aren’t going to remember it anyways!” I remember the first time I had a conversation with a parent about going...

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