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A “Convenient” Meal

I mean really convenient, like convenience-store, convenient.   I’m running home late from work, picked up the kids from preschool minutes before it closed, and my husband phones me to say he’s stuck in traffic and he’s been scanning the console for abandoned Goldfish crackers to eat in desperation. A chorus of grumbling stomachs crescendo in unison and you have absolutely nothing […]

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Cincinnati Moms Blog – Abroad in Sweden

Meet Abby, a CMB friend and Cincinnati native currently living outside of Malmo, Sweden with her husband, Mark and toddler, Bea (2). Read on as Abby talks about her family’s experience living abroad, including Swedish housing, bicycles, candy stores, naps, and food (not just meatballs!). Travelin’ Fam We (my husband, two year old and I) […]

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Wildfire Relief – How to Help Locally

Raging wildfires in Eastern Tennessee earlier this week have consumed an estimated 15,000 acres in the Great Smoky Mountains and displaced more than 14,000 residents in the surrounding county. Many evacuees were forced to flee their homes without warning, unsure what they might return to, if anything. The news of the devastating fires instantly brought […]

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Less Pumpkin Pie, More Name-Calling

**I don’t actually mean less pie, just more name-calling.** Thanksgiving: a time for families to come together and celebrate a day of giving thanks. In our house it’s similar, but add a few dozen sharp, miniature toys on the floor, perhaps a small kitchen fire, smashed peas on a dining room rug, football deafening guests […]

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You Say It’s Your Birthday? Aw Fudge.

Did you ever have one of those days, weeks, months, years where you’re blindly scrambling to keep up with family, work, life… showering? And then all of a sudden you’re like, oops, it’s my kid’s birthday tomorrow?! Guess they make those belated birthday cards for a reason. Scouts honor, I was never like this before I had […]

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