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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,...

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...

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...

Road Trips from Toledo: Glamping in Amish Country

In late summer/early fall of last year, my husband and I got it into our head that our toddler was ready for our very...

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...