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  Summer is upon us and that means family summer vacation time and the road trips that come with it! Long car rides often leave limited decisions for dining options. I enlisted the help of Whole Foods Market to support...
Summer is here, which means grilling and campfires. Healthy and tasty food makes camping and your outdoor adventures more enjoyable and memorable. Try these five food ideas to make your camping meals extra delicious. Grilled Hot Pastrami Sandwich With the grilled...
My kids were watching an episode of Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood the other day about Daniel taking a trip to visit Grandpere, and Daniel had this neat little map his mom made of things to see and do on the...
We were about 45 minutes from home on our way to a weekend away to the Lake Erie islands when I realized that my phone was sitting on the bathroom counter. Classic case of mom brain. Don't worry, I had...
I’m always looking for small ways to infuse more fun into our day. And simple (boring) things like car rides can use all the help they can get. Here are a few cheap thrills to enjoy on your next...
There we were. Drifting in a weathered, dug-out canoe led by our Panamanian guide to visit with the indigenous Kuna people. It was in the middle of a torrential downpour, the man was bailing water with a hallowed coconut,...
We’re always looking for new things to do as a family, especially in the summer when the kids are all home. We need time out of our house without breaking the bank. We are truly lucky in the Miami...
If you know me, you know I was not here for “hot-girl-summer” (which was really the summer of bug spray and anti-chafing products, am I right?) and come November, I’ll be full-on Grinch-Mom. I don’t hate things just to...

5 Tips for Disney Success

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  We made the pilgrimage and all I can say is nothing can fully prepare you for your first visit. I have never paid so much for a  boot camp style vacation in my life!!! We are not the regimented...
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...
Due to COVID-19 many events that typically take place in August are canceled or postponed. This month, we thought it would be fun to put together a list of the amazing hiking/ walking trails that are located all around...

I Used To Travel

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I used to travel. I used to board airplanes and sit for hours and hours because it was the only way to get to the other side of the world. I used to walk into the homes of people whom I...
As a born and raised Buckeye, I'm always astonished at the beauty that lies within our own state lines.  I always forget how close and stunning Hocking Hills can be, and while I usually wouldn't book my trip for...
We had been in the car for five long hours and were playing "Would you rather?" from a random list on the internet. I asked her, "Would you rather have a mean boss or spend the day with your...

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Planning for Spring Break {Dayton Edition}

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With 2024 just starting, it is crazy to think that Spring Break is right around the corner. When I think of Spring Break, my...
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