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10 Fun Things Happening This Month

Posted On: November 9th, 2018
It is starting to get a little chilly outside, but that doesn’t put a damper on fun! In fact, November is when all the Christmas festivities begin in various cities around Dayton. Personally, I know our calendar is filling up quickly! ...read more

Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Posted On: October 5th, 2018
In keeping with this week’s fall theme, I thought it would be fun to have a blog post covering all the fun fall activities happening in the Dayton area. Fall is a wonderful time of year; it is a great time to be outside. The summer heat has been replaced by cooler days, but they aren’t so cold yet that you need a heavy winter coat. ...read more

6 Fun Things to do Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted On: August 28th, 2018
It seems this year has flown by. I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is almost here. Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, pools are closing, most kids are back in school and vacations are just about over. Until we moved to Kettering, we used to go away every year on Labor Day. Once here, we soon discovered there were a lot of fun Labor Day activities for us in the Dayton area. ...read more

9 Upcoming Festivals Not to Miss

Posted On: July 31st, 2018
August is right around the corner and so are some really fun festivals. Some of my favorites occur in August and September. What makes these my favorites? The food! The variety of cultures, flavors and styles represented will give your taste buds an amazing experience. My daughter has a blast, too. ...read more

8 Fun Summertime Kids Activities

Posted On: July 17th, 2018
I love summer! The days are warmer and longer, so there is more time for outside fun. Summer is also the time of year when the kiddos are out of school and home full time. When I was young, I used to spend my summers at the local pool and library, but pool passes can get expensive, and not every kid enjoys reading. That said, there are many free and low-cost summer activities ...read more

A Beginners Guide to Camping

Posted On: June 19th, 2018
We love camping; it is a great escape from the stresses of everyday life and a fun and inexpensive way to enjoy the great outdoors with your family. I must confess, though, I am still fairly new to camping. My husband is a pro; he grew up camping and spent most of his youth in the Boy Scouts for America. Last fall, after 10 years of coaxing, he finally wore me down to go camping – with our toddler no less. ...read more

4 Ways to Make Your Staycation Awesome

Posted On: June 15th, 2018
Going on vacation is a wonderful experience for the entire family. It is a great way to explore new places and spend quality time with those important to you. Vacation can be expensive, though, and if you are looking for a lower-cost alternative to vacationing away, consider a staycation! ...read more

Fun Activities to do with Dad

Posted On: June 12th, 2018
Can you believe Father’s Day is this Sunday? Comparatively speaking, Father’s Day is a relatively young holiday for the United States. In 1966 President Lyndon Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation declaring the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. It wasn’t a national holiday until President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972. It’s only been an official holiday for 46 years! ...read more

Upcoming Summer Festivals

Posted On: May 18th, 2018
Festival season will soon be in full swing! Going to festivals is a great way to discover new foods, possible new hobby and craft idea, as well as local businesses that might not have been on your radar. My little one is at the age now where she enjoys going to festivals because there is always something fun to do for the kids. ...read more

Upcoming Summer 5ks

Posted On: April 27th, 2018
Summer is synonymous with sunshine, cook-outs, fireflies and 5ks, at least in my house. I have already signed up for three this summer! If I am not careful I may end up with one every weekend. The whole family loves doing 5ks. (Some are even themed runs, which encourage participants to dress in the spirit of the theme!) ...read more

Fun and Inexpensive Family Activities

Posted On: April 13th, 2018
Often times I am faced with the difficult task of finding ways to entertain my family. I have spent countless hours looking for fun, family friendly events that are also easy on my pocket book. If you are in the same boat, I have some good news! I have found a handful of fun events coming up ...read more