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Mariah Maddox: A Mother and Visual Storyteller

Mariah Maddox is a photographer and writer. When she became a mother, her creativity began to focus on motherhood. She uses photography to understand...

Project ER Aims to Help Families in Toledo’s Ironwood Neighborhood

Mary Wilson was a teacher and a mother, raising her child in the same Ironwood neighborhood of Toledo where she had spent her entire...

Mindfulness in Parenting and Teaching 

Jenn McCullough, a mother of two, aged 19 and 24, has been interested in yoga and mindfulness since before she had children. As a...

Taking Care of Business: Celebrating Toledo’s Black Mompreneurs

Being a mom is tough. I don’t know if anyone would disagree. Add being the owner of a business on top of that, and...

Getting Teens to Read: Local Teacher Weighs In

As a kid, I would spend my summers sitting outside reading book after book. I remember arriving at the bookstore the day the latest...

Read This: A Roundup of Children’s Books by Local Authors

Northwest Ohio is home to many creative people, including countless authors of popular children’s books. From books about turtles, pigs, and stinky elephants to...

Getting to know Toledo Kid Mayor Gabrielle Mukiira

A unique nonpartisan campaign of “kindness and getting people together to have fun” was proclaimed by the 2023 Toledo Kid Mayor Gabrielle Mukiira. Gabrielle,...

Road Trips from Toledo: Day Trips & Beyond

I discovered a wonderful secret this past summer: children do not need to cramp your style while traveling. I’m not sure why I was...

Life as a New Mom: Getting to know Zeinab Cheaib from WTOL 

When we turn on the TV to check our local news day or night, we see the familiar faces we’ve grown to trust. While...

Toledo Moms for Social Justice: Providing Community for Parents with Similar Values

Facebook has been known to create division at times, especially on cultural and political issues. Facebook private groups that are thoughtfully moderated can also...

Road Trips from Toledo: The Mohicans Treehouse Resort

In October of 2020, when I was about four months pregnant, my husband and I had the pleasure of enjoying a “babymoon” at The...

The Night Before Eid: A New Children’s Book Full of Joy, Love, and Baking

When Toledo children’s author Aya Khalil began feeling isolated with her three children during COVID, she began writing The Night Before Eid. Khalil  says,...