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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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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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We Are ‘That’ Family At Church

We Are ‘That’ Family At Church

One Hour. 60 minutes. 3,600 seconds. It doesn’t seem like a long period of time, but come Sunday morning, it is the longest hour of my week. Every week we pull up to church and I have the highest hopes. Today is going to be the day we spend more time in church than outside….

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By Ashleigh, May 8, 2017
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An Open Letter To My TV: Many Thank Yous

An Open Letter To My TV: Many Thank Yous

I would like to take this moment to recognize all the times throughout the years my TV has given me a moment of peace or provided a much-needed distraction aiding me in surviving parenthood. My Dearest TV, You’ve gotten a pretty bad reputation over the years, especially related to your relationship with the kiddos. Research…

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By Ashleigh, April 29, 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
Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

Accidental Stay-At-Home Mom

In a state of everlasting exhaustion, operating on little to no sleep, here I am using a tiny toddler fork to shovel the smallest amount of pasta off my son’s leftover lunch plate into my mouth. With no time or energy to prepare something for myself, I pick from his mangled abandoned rations. I’ve been known…

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By Ashleigh, April 17, 2017
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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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