Birthdays, Christmases and Tears

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

My mom and I take a selfie on my Wedding Day

My mom and I take a selfie on my Wedding Day

My entire life I ‘ve been blessed with amazing birthdays and Christmases– These were the two days a year when Sue Baumhower, my mom, would show her true self.

Life is not easy for a 19 year-old single mom from a proud Point Place family.  My Grandparents as you would expect, were not thrilled about becoming grandparents.  So my mom quit nursing school, moved out and began the journey of her and I.  These type of moments tend to put a hard exterior on a person– one that’s needed to survive, protecting both your heart and pride. Read more ›

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Picking Ourselves Up Off the Ice After Getting Punched in the Mouth

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Photo Courtesy of Battle of the Badges' Facebook Page

Photo Courtesy of Battle of the Badges’ Facebook Page

2014 has been a year to remember.  It began with the worst Winter in our history and the loss of two of our bravest. The past 11 months has been tough and we have been punched more than one time in the mouth.

One of the biggest days of the year for our Toledo Police Department and Toledo Fire & Rescue Department is coming.   Read more ›

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WATCH: A man sings ‘Blackbird’ to his 24 week-old premature son hours before he passes and joins his mom in Heaven

For all of you tired of seeing Kim Kardashian’s behind all over the internet– please allow me to break your heart for a moment.

Meet Chris and Lennon.  The following video will put life into the proper perspective,

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Chris Picco singing Blackbird to his son, Lennon James Picco, who was delivered by emergency C-section at 24 weeks when Chris’ wife Ashley unexpectedly and tragically passed away in her sleep. Lennon’s lack of movement and brain activity was a constant concern for the doctors and nurses at Loma Linda University Hospital, where he received the absolute best care available. During the pregnancy, Ashley would often feel Lennon moving to music so Chris asked if he could bring his guitar into the NICU and play for Lennon, which he did for several hours during the last days of Lennon’s precious life. One day after filming this, Lennon went to sleep in his daddy’s arms.   Read more ›

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Sometimes I Forget….


“I sometimes forget that it’s not their fault. They just DONT KNOW

Originally posted on Hand Me Downs:


Sometimes I forget that our son has Down syndrome. It’s easy to be distracted by his two year old tantrums, his mischievous smile and go getter attitude. Gabe is kind hearted but stubborn. He immediately runs to check on sister when she is having a dramatic, I’m four and the world is over, meltdown. He will climb onto your lap randomly and stretch his little fingers up to stroke your cheek, just to say I love you.

He also destroys things. Opens drawers, pulls things out, throws them on floor. When you confront him, he ducks his head and looks up from under his eyebrows with a sort of sorry smirk. He helps pick up, sometimes, or wanders off to destroy something else. He loves music, he will start to dance the second he hears it. He absolutely cannot resist participating in a round of Itsy Bitsy, or Twinkle Twinkle…

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A Tale of Two Magazine Covers: Kim Kardashian vs Taylor Swift

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

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As the world is buzzing about Kim Kardashian’s photo shoot and cover for Paper Magazine– another magazine shows a stark contrast in two very famous women.

Photo by Sarah barlow

Photo by Sarah barlow

Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine just released their latest issue with an uncomfortably closeup picture of Taylor Swift.  Now this cover of course won’t generate the controversy of Mrs. Kardashian-West, but it does define the very difference between two of the most famous women of this generation. Read more ›

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Music in the 419: Joe Woods to Host Release Party for Debut EP

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower


Joe Woods, one of NW Ohio’s best singer/songwriter and musician is hosting a release party for his debut album this Sunday (8 PM to 11 PM), November 9th at  Martini n Nuzzis .

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The Beauty and Progress in the word “F***hole”

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

Here’s a little insight of how beautiful of a gift it is having a son that is 1 in 68.

My 14 year-old son hates reading, unless it is factual like those Guinness World Record Books or baseball related.

However, he has always loved writing a story… Read more ›

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#22YearsInTheMaking: The Photographic Evidence

Written by: Jeremy Baumhower

It’s been over a month since September 27th, the day I got married.

As I am searching for the perfect words to share about my favorite day– Here is the photographic evidence of the moment that I got THE girl. Read more ›

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