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To The Mom At The Park: My Son Isn’t A Bad Kid

To The Mom At The Park: My Son Isn’t A Bad Kid

We both watched from the sidelines as my son ran up to yours and pushed him down. One minute my little boy was running around, laughing, minding his own business and the next, he went up to your tiny tot and shoved him. Instantly, I was flooded with intense embarrassment and shock. There might’ve been…

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By Ashleigh, September 23, 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
My Husband Is A Better SAHM Than I Am

My Husband Is A Better SAHM Than I Am

As I sit on the couch nursing our newest little one, I watch my husband tactfully organize and pack our diaper bag. I watch as he prepares juices and snacks for some adventure he’s planned for him and our boys. I watch him simultaneously cook breakfast and tend to every interrupted request out of our…

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By Ashleigh, August 3, 2017
A Caution To Those Who Enter Our Home

A Caution To Those Who Enter Our Home

Family, Friends, Countrymen: I feel compelled to offer a warning of what waits for you upon entering our humble abode. Not only will I feel better in the hopes of abating any potential surprises and provide some lowered expectations, but you will have a better idea of the battle zone you’re about to walk into….

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By Ashleigh, June 20, 2017
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No More Toys Allowed

No More Toys Allowed

I’m done with the crap. I’m done with the overflowing bins of toys collecting dust. I’m done tripping over cars and blocks on a daily basis. I’m done finding dinosaurs in the laundry hamper and plastic farm animals in my bed. I’m done. When I look around my house, I’m surrounded by colorful, loud, annoying junk that hardly…

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By Ashleigh, June 11, 2017
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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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10 Types Of Kids You’ll Find At A Splash Pad

10 Types Of Kids You’ll Find At A Splash Pad

It’s hot and you have kids. Most likely you’ve taken them to a splash pad or at least heard of them (I hope). If you’ve never been, drop what you’re doing, shove your kids in their swim gear and find one ASAP. These aquatic playgrounds are a win-win for everyone involved. For kids, they get…

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By Ashleigh, May 21, 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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