What’s the Deal with Teal on Halloween

“Can I have something out of the treasure chest even if I’m not allergic to candy?” requested an adorable little trick-or-treater last year. I have to be honest, in a million ...

One of the Best Mom’s Day Out Ideas in Toledo

10 moms, 2 hours, 1 awesome downtown! We arrived at 320 N Ontario at exactly 3pm on an overcast windy October Sunday with anticipation in our souls! We parked our ...

5 Tips on How to Avoid an Ugly Cry Meltdown in the Hobby Lobby Parking-lot

“You’re the worst mom ever! Don’t you know how to be responsible? You signed the sheet acknowledging your commitment to the rehearsals. Now your daughter will never be the ballerina ...

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Clean Music, Clean Moves, REFIT! The future of fitness is here! (1st class is FREE)

“Pop it, Pop it, & Thrust!” the instructed blared in her microphone. I glanced over at my 11 year old daughter and our eyes met, she gave me the ‘this is SO awkward’ glare, followed by a strong double eye roll! What did I sign us up for!?! I thought this would be a fun […]

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Toledo’s Coffee Guide: Toledo Knows Good Coffee

“We want to do a lot of stuff; we’re not in great shape. We didn’t get a good night’s sleep. We’re a little depressed. Coffee solves all these problems in one delightful little cup.” -Jerry Seinfeld-   The aroma of coffee always transports me back to childhood; I can practically see my father pouring a […]

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30+ Fall Family Favorites in Toledo!!

As I sit here collating this list of AWESOME fun fall family activities I find myself longing for Fall….the gorgeous colors, soft comforting embrace of a sweater, smooth warm cappuccino on a dewy October morning, picking apples, carving pumpkins, pumpkin pie, apple fritters, adorable little kiddos in their Halloween costumes, fall festivals, and so much […]

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10 Awesome Ladies Night Out Destinations in Toledo

  Gasps….OMG! How could she do that? What about her family? How could a mom do that!? Those were a few of the responses others gave when judging that mom who made national news a few years back for driving her van into the ocean. What every mom was afraid of saying was, “wow, she […]

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The 1st Step to Buying a New Family Vehicle a.k.a. Mom Car

“Are you STILL looking for a new car!?” That’s the comment I would receive 8 times out of 10 when family and friends inquired how the new car search was going after a year. As many of you know I did finally settle down with a new Mom Car after much deliberation this past July. […]

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Classy decor on a SAHM budget!? How this store plus Groupon Coupons makes the Magic Happen

Messes happen! And with a house full of kids, pets, and activities this house sees its fair share of messes. So much so that my husband and I have come to the conclusion that we will never own anything nice again, or at least, not until the kids move out. I mean, who wants to […]

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New After-School Activity & Educational Business in Town! *GIVEAWAY*

Students K-12 only spends 18.5% of their waking hours at school a year. Shocker, right!? The remainder of that time is filled with a revolving door of extra-curricular activities, sports, dance, scouts….they not only fill up our evenings but our weekend too! And why do we do it? We do it because we want our […]

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Mom Tribes: Why you NEED them & where you can find your Toledo Mom Tribe

It was a stifling July afternoon. My 3 year old and 2 year old were bickering over the same toy for the third time in an hour. I was suffering from a mild depression due to a false positive pregnancy test. And to add insult to injury, my husband and I had just had a […]

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8 Mother Son Date Ideas in Toledo

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone”, I said…. “Live every day to the fullest”, I said….and the stupidest thing I said, “We can do anything you want!”!! And that is precisely how I found myself in this precarious predicament, weak in the knees, adrenaline rushing, hands trembling, trying desperately to focus on […]

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The Ultimate Mother Daughter Date & Moms Day Out Destination in Toledo

Pink floral china patterns adorn with gold trim, frilly tablecloths, doilies, pocket pies, shortbreads, & truffles, a light hum of classical music, gorgeous ladies draped in beautiful flowing sundresses relaxing, sans smartphones. That is the fantasy image that comes to mind when I think of a tea party. In reality, if I hosted a tea […]

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