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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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Our Experience with ISR Self-Rescue Swim Classes

Our Experience with ISR Self-Rescue Swim Classes Bethany Neumeyer Last year, I signed my four-year-old son Lucas up for what turned out to be a somewhat disastrous swim class. At the beginning of the first lesson, I explained to the teenaged instructor that it was his first swim class and that while he was comfortable […]

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15 Summer Date Night Destinations in Toledo!!

Date Night!! The two words every couple looks forward to, especially those with kids. It means a night away from the kiddos, to reconnect with your spouse, to remember why you fell in love in the first place. It is easy to get caught up in the responsibilities of adulthood & parenthood. That is why […]

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The Bicycle Museum of America

We have driven past the sign on I-75 numerous times and I have always been curious, The Bicycle Museum of America, wonder if it’s worth the stop? Turns out it is totally worth the stop! Honestly, I had anticipated a small building, almost shack like in assembly with minimal paraphernalia. Needless to say my expectations […]

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Spangler Factory Tour (Dum-Dums)

Cabbage Patch Dolls, Rainbow Brite, the original My Little Pony & Strawberry Shortcake were all the rage with little girls, Cyndi Lauper, Prince (before the symbol), Madonna, & Michael Jackson cassettes filled Walkmans, and Razzles, Zotz Sours, Airheads, and the Watermelon flavored Dum-Dum made its grand appearance on the candy scene. It was 1980 something! […]

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