Jess Doane

May Mom Exhaustion Is Among Us

You’ve seen them, all the posts and humor about being in the homestretch of school almost letting out. I wonder if they call it homestretch because a majority of us have children in baseball and softball at this time. This year I’m finishing up my first full year of being back to work. It happens …

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Autism Awareness Day

Autism Awareness Day is tomorrow April 2nd, but nationally it is celebrated for the whole week. If you asked me a year ago what this day means to me I would have answered “Umm I have no idea.” This is coming from the woman who questions every year what day Christmas is on. No lie …

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The Big 30. Living It, Learing it, Loving it

So this is it. The big one. The big day. The big kahuna. I’m kidding. I’m just 30. I turned 30. Age is just a number to me, it doesn’t get me bent out of shape or overly sensitive, maybe a little sentimental though… I still sled ride, ride bikes, run miles, throw water balloons, …

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Sometimes Kids Are The Teachers – Raising A Sensitive Boy

I wish I could tell you what it’s like watching you grow, what it’s like being your mom – raising you. Putting it all in to words is so difficult, I never want you to look back and read my writings and misinterpret them. You are strong in many ways, you see this life through a different …

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The Scary Side of Heritage

We as a family had just lost my aunt to cancer. She realistically was my cousin, but if you grew up in an Italian family with a bunch of cousins that are old enough to be your parents – congratulations, they are now your aunt or uncle. It’s a sign of respect.

Children In Competitive Sports – Be A Parent First

Our weekends are full of sports. If we aren’t attending our own children’s sports we are most likely fighting the weather in one way shape or form watching our nephews. The kids were able to play baseball together this summer and their dads coached the teams. Once they moved in to the All-Star teams the …

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Team MIMY Breast Cancer Chicken Dinner, Raffle, & Bake Sale Set for Today

Today October 6 the annual bake sale raffle is set to take place at Sherwin Willams on 165 Ray Avenue Ne New Philadelphia Ohio 44663. This year they excited to introduce the chicken dinner and are anticipating a huge success. Area businesses and local residents donated great gifts for the raffle. “We have a great …

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Dear Daughter

Dear Daughter, We sent you off to your first day of preschool today and watched your pony tail swing. I reminisced when you were growing in my belly and I was scared to death. I thought about that first time I walked into a store while still pregnant to buy you clothes and walked right back …

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My Life With You

I was standing behind the teller station at the bank in a denim quarter length skirt, a blue button up shirt with a vest over top. My hair was down past my butt and newly permed. I had just gotten a new pair of fashion eyeglass frames – that I was rocking. He walked in, his aunt walked across …

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Stark County Sheriff’s Office SRO Receives Master Level Accreditation

(Canton, OH) – Stark County Sheriff George T. Maier is proud to announce School Resource Officer, Deputy Chad Smith recently received a Master Level Accreditation from the Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA).

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