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7 Criticisms Parents Of Littles Are Sick of Hearing

7 Criticisms Parents Of Littles Are Sick of Hearing

When you’re a mom to a litter of littles, you’re subjected to some pretty moronic remarks made by strangers almost as if your tiny posse is an open invitation for outsiders’ opinions. Calling my clan a litter might be an small exaggeration as there are only three and they aren’t animal offspring as the definition…

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By Ashleigh, April 29, 2018
Why It F*cking Sucks To Have Sick Kids

Why It F*cking Sucks To Have Sick Kids

I am so sick and tired of everyone being so sick and tired. Whether it be the season, a new environment or because God has a sick sense of humor, my household has become a cesspool of germs. I can’t remember one full week during the entirety of this past year where everyone in our…

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By Ashleigh, April 29, 2018
Learn To Be Selfish Before You Lose Yourself

Learn To Be Selfish Before You Lose Yourself

I didn’t realize how necessary it was to break free and get away until a friend’s recent visit presented me with a rare opportunity to escape my house, family and #momlife. This was the first time in four years, I spent the night away from my children – other than giving birth to their sibling…

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By Ashleigh, March 19, 2018
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Why Saying Goodbye To Breastfeeding Is Bittersweet

Why Saying Goodbye To Breastfeeding Is Bittersweet

It’s bittersweet to say goodbye to breastfeeding, pumping and nursing in its entirety. After 7 exceptionally long months, I’m closing up shop. This decision was partly made for me when my supply took a serious dip after returning to work, but mostly I’m ready to be done. Will I miss it? Absolutely. Nothing will replace that…

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By Ashleigh, March 19, 2018
The Struggle That Is Mombrain

The Struggle That Is Mombrain

Lately, I feel like I’m in a relentless struggle to remember anything and everything. I barely know what month we’re in, let alone what day of the week it is. I’m always in a constant search for my lost cup(s) of coffee, keys are being left in the door and my debit card is always…

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By Ashleigh, January 31, 2018
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
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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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