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Third Pregnancy Blues

Third Pregnancy Blues

I’m officially over being pregnant. I was over it long before seeing that plus sign appear on the test strip. This is my third pregnancy in a little over three years and it feels like I’ve been pregnant forever. Some people love being pregnant. Me? No, I most certainly do not. If one more person tells…

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By Ashleigh, December 30, 2017
Proud To Be The World’s Okayest Mom

Proud To Be The World’s Okayest Mom

I really tried kids. I really, really did. I tried my hardest to be the perfect parent. One that feeds you only organic, homemade meals. One that never exposes you to TV or gives you sugar in any form. One that would always be fun, fair and firm. One who was consistent in discipline and…

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By Ashleigh, October 5, 2017
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Why I’m Loving The Newborn Stage

Why I’m Loving The Newborn Stage

I enjoy the newborn phase. (gasp!) I know, I know. Who in their right mind takes pleasure in suffering from sleep-deprivation, non-stop diaper and outfit changes, constant feedings and being at the complete mercy of an incredibly demanding human being? No one enjoys these things – not even me – but there is a silver…

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By Ashleigh, September 21, 2017
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Confessions From The Summer: How I Survived

Confessions From The Summer: How I Survived

I was fairly nervous going into the summer. It’d be my first experience managing my three highly demanding little ones, without the promise of a break when my eldest would normally be in preschool. All by myself. All day long – or at least until my husband would come home to rescue me. I’ve done…

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By Ashleigh, August 31, 2017
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This Moment Is Everything

This Moment Is Everything

Disclaimer: Uncharacteristically sappy article lie ahead which may incite unexpected emotions. Proceed with caution. I claim no responsibility for the warm and fuzzy feelings that may overcome you while reading. As I write this, I’m staring down at my newest little one who is approaching two days old. Embracing her in my arms, I watch as…

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By Ashleigh, August 16, 2017
Please, Go Ask Your Father

Please, Go Ask Your Father

To My Dearest Children The apples of my eye. I love you, I do, but we need to gain some clarity on a couple of things. I must remind you, I am not your only parent. You know that person you call ‘dada’? The one you run to when mom says, “No”. Not only is he…

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By Ashleigh, June 6, 2017
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Enjoying The Post-Delivery Hospital Staycation

Enjoying The Post-Delivery Hospital Staycation

Of course, I’m excited to finally meet this bundle of joy I’ve been carrying around in my uterus for the past nine months, but I’m also very excited about the promise of a three-day, two-night stay at the hospital. It’s not exactly a vacation in the traditional sense, but it’s the closest thing I will have…

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By Ashleigh, June 1, 2017
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At The Office With A Stay-At-Home Mom

At The Office With A Stay-At-Home Mom

As soon as I wake up and open my eyes, I’m at work. It’s more efficient for me to be a live-in employee so I am available at a moment’s notice. A blissful wake up with a peaceful preparation of a shower and a calming cup of coffee is not an opportunity I am granted….

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By Ashleigh, May 13, 2017
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Being Outnumbered And Other Worries About Welcoming Our Third Child

Being Outnumbered And Other Worries About Welcoming Our Third Child

Week 34. That is currently how far along I am in my pregnancy and it’s just now starting to get real. Up until this point I haven’t really paid attention to what week or even what month I was. With roughly 6 weeks to go, I’m becoming increasingly anxious. This will be our third child making me…

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By Ashleigh, April 29, 2017
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Pregnancy Third Degree

Pregnancy Third Degree

I’m huge and it’s more than obvious. The appearance of my pregnant belly is inescapable. Besides hating the physicality of being pregnant, the unavoidable conversations related to my pregnancy is worse. This is my third. The excitement and glow are long gone and replaced with tired eyes to match an overall disheveled appearance. When finding…

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By Ashleigh, April 29, 2017
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Hi, I'm Ashleigh
Mother of three children under the age of four. Wife of one adorable, extremely supportive husband. Lover of caffeine, naps and a generously poured glass of cabernet. Writer of all things associated with this beautiful mess we call life. Storyteller of the good, the bad and the ugly of the everyday.
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