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6 DIY Projects to Do with the Kids

Posted On: March 22nd, 2019
Without the great outdoors always available, finding ways to entertain the little ones can be difficult during this time of year. The weather can be so unpredictable so getting outside isn’t always an option. Faced with this dilemma, I have started looking for fun DIY things to do with my three-year-old. ...read more

Learn How to Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

Posted On: March 15th, 2019
While we all know how important it is to protect our identities from theft, it often doesn’t occur to parents to take measures to protect their child’s identity. Fraudsters can easily steal your child’s identity without you realizing it until years later. The thieves use the information the same way they would yours: to open fake accounts, credit cards and loans. ...read more

7 Pancake Recipes to Try This Weekend

Posted On: March 12th, 2019
I recently went to the Maple Syrup Festival and have been thinking a lot about pancakes ever since—go figure! We learned about tapping the trees and how the syrup is made. Did you know it takes 5 gallons of sap to make one pint of maple syrup? My brother-in-law is tapping their trees and shared this fun fact with me when he brought over some homemade syrup. ...read more

7 Fun Things Happening in Dayton

Posted On: February 21st, 2019
Looking for something fun to do in the Dayton area? I have you covered! There is always a lot going on in our area, you just have to know where to look. Facebook is a great resource for this. You can search the events page and learn about all the unique things going on in your specific area. Below are some of the fun activities, both indoor and outdoor, that I thought were worth sharing. ...read more