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Toledo Area Pediatrician on Toddlers and Screen Time: What you Need to Know

From birth to age three, a toddler's brain grows at a phenomenal rate. Those developing brains make 1 million neural connections per minute. Because...

Dollop Shop Owner Clair Cameron-Ruetz Finds a Healthy Work-Life Balance

Claire Cameron-Ruetz looks perfectly at home bustling around and beaming at customers from behind the counter of the Dollop Shop, but if anyone had...

Tips for Stay-at-Home Moms from the Not So Basic Mamma

Toledo Area Parent just released a YouTube channel with amazing resources for parents, like these tips from influencer and work-from-home superstar Mamma, Darlie. Make...

Rialto Jean Project Owner Navigates New Mom Life

Running a business while entering motherhood may seem daunting or impossible, but for Rialto Jean Project (RJP) founder Erin Feniger Maggio, it’s what she...

Mosaic Ministries Helps Families in Toledo’s Old South End

Fifteen years ago, Kelly and David Kaiser took over leadership of a small church in Toledo’s Old South End and began serving a weekly...

The Ohana Project: Helping Youth Who Age Out of Foster Care

In America there are over 400,000 children in foster care. 23,000 of those children will age out of care. Children who age out of...

Years in the Making: Local author’s The Kindness Machine released

Standing in the shadow of the Jerome Library in 2007, Bowling Green State University freshman Christina Dankert decided she wanted to write a book. “It’s such a breathtaking...

Local Artist Creates Handmade Doll Furniture

Business owner, Stephanie Scigliano revisited an aspect of her childhood she thought that she had left behind. When her friend, Becky Gannom, acquired a...

Entrepreneurial parents who can teach us all a lesson in work-life balance

By Emily Remaklus Being a mom can be tough, and being a mom who also owns her own business is even tougher. We found ten...

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator Jennifer Beaver

By Lisa Alleman Dinder isn’t your average family dog; she is a 120-pound, joyful and mischievous St. Bernard.  Most dogs don’t motivate their humans to...

Toledo’s Adopt America Network Honors Chris Norton

Chris Norton, of 7 Yards: The Chris Norton Story on Netflix, will accept Adopt America Network’s 2021 Ransom Award during the Home for Good...

Children or Pets? Making the Right Decision for You

By Porch Despite the challenges and sacrifices of being a parent, raising children has plenty of advantages. In addition to the love and important life lessons...

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