Two months before our wedding, my husband Tyler and I adopted our first dog.  Having both grown up in "dog homes," we wanted a dog, but I did not want to be tied down to a puppy.  I wanted...
20 minutes per day. 1.8 million words per year. That’s all it takes to give your child the gift of reading. Early literacy skills are the foundation for a lifelong love of the written word. Studies have shown that children from 3-5...
Why Swap to Safer? I started paying attention to labels when I finally got pregnant after struggling with unexplained infertility. Previously, I assumed products were safe if they were on the shelves. However, I've learned there is very little regulation...
Being the teacher and the parent can be hard! Here are resources to make your job(s) less stressful and help you find the community as an educating parent.   Homeschoolers in NW Ohio Secular Homeschoolers of Northwest Ohio Ohio Homeschooling Families Ohio Homeschooling Parents Homeschooled Teens in...
  If you’re looking for swimming lessons, PE classes, or sports teams to round out your homeschool extracurriculars, there’s no shortage of fantastic opportunities in the 419! You can find a list of classes, dance studios, and competitive athletics below. Ohio...
Four Lessons from the Four-month Sleep Regression This article is written by a mama who is living on coffee, carbs, and wine as her second child rounds the final corner of his four-month sleep regression. It’s soon to declare success,...
For me, breastfeeding was a great enjoyment with my little one. But, there came a time where I knew that I was done with breastfeeding. Feeding every 2 hours for the better of 18 months was A LOT of...
Pandemic Grace Narrative In the midst of this pandemic, there’s a narrative of grace emerging-- especially among moms. Social media is full of positive affirmations and a reminder that we’re all in this together. That none of us picked this...
This post is sponsored by: Superspecs Bat: check, Glove: check, Superspecs: CHECK! Finally! To many kids’ (and parents’!) delight, some youth baseball organizers around the state have decided to begin the season amid decreasing COVID-19 restrictions. If your son or daughter...
Let’s be honest, any kind of outing with children can be stressful. Now toss in a long road trip with your child(ren) and that can be a double whammy of stress. Our family has had our fair share of...

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