Parenting Spotlight

Guest Blog Posts about Parenting, Family and Kids

In My Own Backyard:  The Grinnell Mill

In My Own Backyard: The Grinnell Mill

After living here for over 15 years, I didn’t expect to know everything there was about Dayton.  I am amazed at how many things I had no idea existed.  Fabulous finds, wonderful getaways, and wonderful historical buildings.   I’ve been to Yellow Springs about a million times, and everytime it’s been to go to Glen(…)

momAgenda

momAgenda

As with many great inventions, the momAgenda was created to simplify the life of its founder – Nina Restieri, a former successful ad executive, and businesswoman at the helm of a family business, was attenmpting to organize her chaotic schedule one morning when she started to think about wedding planners.  One year later, the mom(…)

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion at the Boonshoft

Mystery of the Mayan Medallion at the Boonshoft

  An archeological team has mysteriously disappeared while investigating rumors of a priceless jade medallion buried in the ruins of Palenque, deep in the rainforest of Mexico.  Can you help solve the Mystery of the Mayan Medallion? You can now at the Boonshoft Museum through January 6th!  Follow the clues the team of explorers left(…)

DisneyLive! Mickey’s Music Festival

DisneyLive! Mickey’s Music Festival

Mickey Mouse and friends rock the world with the stars from The Little Mermaid, Aladdin and Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story in their new touring show Disney Live!Mickey’s Music Festival.   Disney hits are remixed to the hottest sounds of today featuring hip hop, pop, swing, reggae, rock, country and much more!  The irresistible lineup of performers, including Mickey, Minnie, Donald(…)

Holiday Gift Guide:  Funnybone Toys

Holiday Gift Guide: Funnybone Toys

Our family has a tradition that every Friday night, it’s pizza and game night.  What a thrill to add Funnybone Toys to our repertoire.  SpecTrix – a classic card game designed for color lovers of all ages and Array – splice, slice, splatter, and slam your opponents right out of the game are now family(…)

Ingenious Mom Ideas – Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth

Ingenious Mom Ideas – Hug-a-Bib and Clippy Cloth

If there is one thing I know my way around, it’s the spit cloth aisle at most major stores.  Both my children were “spitty” babies.  At one point I took to wearing only outfits that included at least one terry cloth item.  It was the dead of winter and I would be walking around the(…)