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Happy Wright Brothers Day!

Posted On: December 17th, 2018
Did you know today is Wright Brothers Day? Orville and Wilbur Wright are arguably the most famous Daytonians. I mean, just think about how many places in our area bear their name sake: Wright State University, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and Wright-Patt Credit Union to name a few. Dayton has been classified as a National Aviation Heritage Area maintained by the National Park Service. I am sure you have seen the signs while driving downtown on interstate 75. I think it is great to live in an area with so much history! ...read more

Local Shops to Check Out This Small Business Saturday

Posted On: November 23rd, 2018
Small Business Saturday is this weekend, which means a lot of local shops will be offering a lot of great deals. I wanted to spread the word because shopping locally is a great way to support the small business in our area. You can find some really unique items at these shops. ...read more

10 Fun Things Happening This Month

Posted On: November 9th, 2018
It is starting to get a little chilly outside, but that doesn’t put a damper on fun! In fact, November is when all the Christmas festivities begin in various cities around Dayton. Personally, I know our calendar is filling up quickly! ...read more

Fall Activities for the Whole Family

Posted On: October 5th, 2018
In keeping with this week’s fall theme, I thought it would be fun to have a blog post covering all the fun fall activities happening in the Dayton area. Fall is a wonderful time of year; it is a great time to be outside. The summer heat has been replaced by cooler days, but they aren’t so cold yet that you need a heavy winter coat. ...read more

How to Start Working From Home

Posted On: September 14th, 2018
Working from home sounds amazing doesn’t it? You don’t have to worry about being late or what to wear. You have more flexibility than in a traditional office setting and it is a great way to supplement your income. It seems most people would love to work from home, but don’t know how to start. ...read more

6 Fun Things to do Over Labor Day Weekend

Posted On: August 28th, 2018
It seems this year has flown by. I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is almost here. Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, pools are closing, most kids are back in school and vacations are just about over. Until we moved to Kettering, we used to go away every year on Labor Day. Once here, we soon discovered there were a lot of fun Labor Day activities for us in the Dayton area. ...read more

9 Upcoming Festivals Not to Miss

Posted On: July 31st, 2018
August is right around the corner and so are some really fun festivals. Some of my favorites occur in August and September. What makes these my favorites? The food! The variety of cultures, flavors and styles represented will give your taste buds an amazing experience. My daughter has a blast, too. ...read more

4 Tips to Make Applying for Scholarships Easier

Posted On: July 27th, 2018
Applying for scholarships and grants is a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be. Most students are overwhelmed and don’t know where to begin. I know I didn’t. While it’s great that there are so many resources available now to potential students, at the same time, having so many resources can be a bit overwhelming. Adding to the challenge of “too many choices” is the fact that you will be giving out your personally identifying information to many different places. ...read more

4 Ways to Make Your Staycation Awesome

Posted On: June 15th, 2018
Going on vacation is a wonderful experience for the entire family. It is a great way to explore new places and spend quality time with those important to you. Vacation can be expensive, though, and if you are looking for a lower-cost alternative to vacationing away, consider a staycation! ...read more

Happy Memorial Day!

Posted On: May 25th, 2018
Memorial Day is this upcoming Monday. It is the unofficial start to summer. Public pools start to open. Schools are either out or will be soon. Better still, we get an extra day off of work. There are parades, festivals, cookouts and American flags everywhere. Retail stores have massive sales ...read more

Upcoming Summer Festivals

Posted On: May 18th, 2018
Festival season will soon be in full swing! Going to festivals is a great way to discover new foods, possible new hobby and craft idea, as well as local businesses that might not have been on your radar. My little one is at the age now where she enjoys going to festivals because there is always something fun to do for the kids. ...read more

Free Summer Fitness Classes

Posted On: May 11th, 2018
I have loved the warm, sunny days lately. I think they are finally here to stay! Along with warmer weather come more opportunities to get outside. Free or low-cost outdoor fitness classes begin to pop up; in fact, there are a few scheduled to start in the upcoming weeks that I am interested in. ...read more

Money Saving Apps

Posted On: May 1st, 2018
Have you ever thought about using your smartphone to save you money? If you are like me, you use your phone for just about everything anyway. Why not use it to save money as well? There are tons of legitimate apps out there that will do just that! A while ago my friend introduced me to an app that would save me money by me simply going grocery shopping. ...read more

Volunteer With Me!

Posted On: April 24th, 2018
For many, including me, the phrase “it is better to give than to receive” has been engrained in us since our childhoods. To this day, the phrase resonates very deeply and goes to the heart of who I am and how I live my life. I am blessed to work for an employer who shares this same sense of ...read more

Fun and Inexpensive Family Activities

Posted On: April 13th, 2018
Often times I am faced with the difficult task of finding ways to entertain my family. I have spent countless hours looking for fun, family friendly events that are also easy on my pocket book. If you are in the same boat, I have some good news! I have found a handful of fun events coming up ...read more

How to Start a Garden

Posted On: April 6th, 2018
It’s finally April and my hyacinths, tulips and irises are beginning to bloom which means warmer weather is on its way. My favorite part of spring is seeing all the flowers in bloom, which is why I have 11 different flower beds in my yard. ...read more

Fun Children's Books

Posted On: April 2nd, 2018
Today is International Children’s Book Day. Established in 1967, the day was created by the International Board on Books for Young People to help encourage children to read and hopefully inspire a love of reading. The day coincides with the birthday of fairy tale author Hans Christian Anderson. As a kid I spent a lot of time at the local library reading as many books as I could. ...read more

How to Stay Motivated

Posted On: March 9th, 2018
Like most people, I find it hard to stay motivated throughout the year to keep working toward my fitness goals. For the last few weeks the Olympics have inspired me to keep moving, but now that they are over ...read more

Fun Ways to Stay Active This Winter

Posted On: February 22nd, 2018
Like a lot of people, I am pretty good at making New Year’s resolutions, but not the best at keeping them. Every new year I vow to work towards a healthier lifestyle, and every year I do well for about a month. ...read more

Free Family Activities in the Dayton Area

Posted On: January 30th, 2018
Often times I am faced with the difficult task of finding ways to entertain my family. I have spent countless hours looking for fun events that are family friendly as well as easy on my pocket book. Are you in the same boat? ...read more