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5 Simple Thanksgiving Projects

Posted On: November 14th, 2018
The holiday season is almost here! That means we spent the weekend taking down our Halloween decorations and putting up our Thanksgiving stuff. While getting our decorations out I realized I don’t have much for Thanksgiving. In recent years it seems to me that Thanksgiving has just been skipped over a bit, with most retailers going right from Halloween to Christmas. ...read more

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

6 DIY Projects Perfect for Fall

Posted On: October 3rd, 2018
Fall is officially here! It is my favorite time of year—for a lot of reason. I love watching the colors change on the trees and feeling the crisp, cool air, all the outdoor Octoberfests and other fall events …. ...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

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

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

Easy DIY Mother's Day Gifts

Posted On: May 8th, 2018
This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a day when we celebrate how great our moms are. The holiday was created by Anna Jarvis in the early 1900s to honor the memory of her mother. The church where her mother is buried holds the title of International Mother’s Day Shrine . ...read more

Local Summer Camps

Posted On: May 3rd, 2018
It is hard to believe it is already May! While it may not feel like it, summer is right around the corner! Soon the kids will be out of school, leaving us moms and dads to find fun and engaging activities for our little ones. Thankfully, finding activities during the summer is pretty easy ...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

Teach Your Kids How to Save

Posted On: April 20th, 2018
While saving money is an important life skills topic, it is seldom taught in school. It is up to the parents to teach their kids about not just the importance of saving money and building a nest egg, but also how to go about it. As adults, most of us know how to save and what the benefits of saving money are. It is important we pass this knowledge along to our children. ...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

Fun Children's Books

Posted On: April 2nd, 2018
Today is International Children’s Book Day. Established in 1967, the day was created by the International Board on Books for Young People to help encourage children to read and hopefully inspire a love of reading. The day coincides with the birthday of fairy tale author Hans Christian Anderson. As a kid I spent a lot of time at the local library reading as many books as I could. ...read more

Read Across America Day

Posted On: March 2nd, 2018
Reading is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with a blanket and a good book. My little one enjoys it, too. Each night, before bed, we read three to four of her favorite books. ...read more