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Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

Cincy Mom Hacks: Tips on Surviving Shopping, Eating, and More with Kids!

We all know about the good old lollipop trick that makes the bank run a little more appealing with small children in tow. Did you know, though, that Cincinnati is FULL of hacks that make those poke-your-eyeballs-out boring errands easier with kids? Here are a few of our favorite mom hacks collected over the years […]

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Parenting through Grief

Parenting Through Grief

This month marks three years since my mother-in-law died in 2014. She had been sick for many years with lupus, and her health began declining quickly over the last two or so years before her passing. The last summer we spent with her, she was in and out of the hospitals and then, finally, hospice. […]

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National Diabetes Month

Living with Diabetes: Myth vs. Reality

National Diabetes Month is observed each November in an effort to focus attention on diabetes and its impact on millions of Americans. When most people think of diabetes, they picture overweight, lazy people who carry around a bunch of needles with them.  However, having diabetes myself and knowing many others with the same condition, I can […]

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The Most Dreaded Word to Come Out of My Kid's Mouth: Whatever

The Most Dreaded Word to Come Out of My Kid’s Mouth

Whatever. When said in a flat monotone or a sarcastic sneer and accompanied by a fierce eye roll, it sends me over the edge. I can handle attitude and whininess and even a bit of profanity sprinkled in, but that “whatever” is like nails on a chalkboard. My 8-year-old girl “whatevered” me for the first time […]

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Literacy Awareness Month – Bringing Literacy Into Your Home

Does the image of Belle walking into the vast library of the Beast’s castle fill you with joy and anticipation?  Me, too! In a world of hashtags, memes, GIFs, the latest Snapchat filter, and 140-character tweets, the art of reading and literacy is sometimes lost on this new generation.  The large bookstore chains I grew […]

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The Evolution of Eating Alone

Dear 20-year-old Me, It took you a lot of guts to go out to lunch alone today. Your classmates are busy, your friends are in class or sleeping off a bender from this weekend, and your boyfriend is working. But you really wanted to get out of your small, wood-paneled, one-bedroom apartment, so here you […]

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What Mommy REALLY Wants for Her Birthday

If you have a kid that’s not of babysitting or working age, you’ve probably heard these words: “Mommy, I want to get you a birthday present. Can you give me some money to buy it?” Why would I want to spend my own money for my kid to give me something that will probably end […]

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When you just can't anymore this summer. Throw marshmallows at them. It works.

Countdown to Back to School: 5 Last Minute Survival Tips

If any of you moms are like me, the final days of summer leading up to that glorious return to school have got you feeling like you are running the longest, sweatiest marathon – a marathon in which there are no cups of water lovingly shoved in your face when you need refreshment. Some of […]

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