Millenially Speaking: Signs of Life and Babies!

If your life is anything like mine, your mailbox or Facebook feed seems suddenly full of birth announcements. Signs of new life are everywhere–and not just in our gardens, but in our friends’ bassinets. A whole new world of late nights and early mornings are quickly approaching my friends, and it’s not because we stayed up too late with one too many drinks. As much as I pride myself on being well-read and knowledgeable on many topics, I don’t know a lot about babies. I have no idea what is currently on trend, what chemicals are bad, or if someone should use cloth diapers? Maybe someone should open a school for new mothers (and their friends).

Samozrejme-logo1Samozrejme (pronounced SA-moz-ray-may), Slovak for “of course,” is more than just a store–it’s an educational experience. I discovered it when my now fiance was selling me on moving to the Miami Valley. I was immediately attracted to the store because of their vast amount of trendy products, even though it was located in a small town in Ohio. If I didn’t know better, I would have thought I was in a boutique in the Short North of Columbus, Lincoln Park Chicago or Mass Ave in Indianapolis. This store prides itself on being eco-friendly and focused on the mobility for on-the-go, constantly-needing-to-be-changed, growing babies.

If you’re like me and struggle to find that perfect gift for the new babies in your life, I highly recommend visiting Samarozme. And if you’re in Troy, their shop is located on Market Street, two blocks south of the square. A few of my favorites? Their blankets, adorable little Ohio onesies, swaddle bundles, teething toys, and the cutest little hats.567x305-Sam2Blog


Alicia Frandsen originally hails from Indianapolis and is a proud graduate of Miami University. After spending a few years in Nashville working in sports management, she returned to her Midwestern roots by moving back to Ohio. She lives in Troy, where she works for a community foundation, and is eager to show the world that even though someone lives in a small town, it doesn’t mean their world is small.