Lilly Younger

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I relocated to Cincinnati in 2010 from Chicago to be with the love of my life. For a good long while I had trouble calling Cincinnati home, but 5 years, a husband, and 2 kids later, I am happy to be a Cincinnatian! I am a proud, tired, loving, tired, creative, tired, and doting stay at home mom to 2 spunky girls, 15 months apart. Prior to having kids, I was an early childhood teacher. It's tough being a teacher mom because I have found there is a difference between teaching and parenting, but I wouldn't have it any other way. I love finding and creating exciting, engaging, and fun activities to do with my girls and hope I can share some of what we do with other families.

I’m a Lousy Housewife

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Housewife: a married woman whose main occupation is caring for her family, managing household affairs, and doing housework. Homemaker: one who manages a household, especially as one's main daily activity. Stay at home: staying at home...

What Buying Only Wooden Toys Did to My Child

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When I was pregnant with my first and started registering for gifts, my friends who already had babies sent me all of their lists. Being somewhat of a minimalist, I whittled the lists down...

The Mom Time Out – Spots to Gather with Friends Around Town (Central and...

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Unfortunately, taking time for ourselves usually falls to the bottom of our priority list.  It’s not how it should be, but since women are incredibly selfless beings with superior powers to multitask like no...

Jeans vs. Yoga Pants…Why I Just Can’t Buy into Athleisure

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I was pregnant and/or breastfeeding for about 3 years straight. For awhile, my wardrobe switched between maternity clothes and clothes worn post-partum that aren’t quite maternity, but might as well have been since they’re...

Fall Art With Your Kids

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Nature Collage Materials Needed: Air dry clay like Crayola Air Dry Clay Nature items Deep frame (I’ve gotten cheap wooden ones at Michael’s or I’ve been lucky at Good Will finding an old frame) Go...

Your Survival Kit for Cold and Flu Season

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The cold and flu season is upon us and if you have kids in school or daycare, they’re going to get sick. Even if they don’t go to a child care center, they’re going...

Teacher Dreams and Motherhood Truth

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Before I became a mom, I was a teacher. I taught mainly preschool, but kindergarten and 1st grade as well. I didn’t assume I would be an amazing mom who knew it all, but...

Does It Ever Get Easier?

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As a mother of 2 kids close in age (15 months apart), I’ve experienced many jeers and comments.  This started while I was pregnant.  “You have a baby on top of a baby!” (this...

Summer Treats at Home

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One of my favorite parts of summer is the food. Corn on the cob, grilled anything, watermelon, summer fruit and garden fresh veggies. I can’t get enough of the fruit and veggies. But the...

Come Back Paci Fairy!

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Before I had my first, I swore I would never have a “paci kid” who constantly had a pacifier their mouth like Maggie on The Simpsons. But then I had one and like many...