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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
Ape Sh*t

Ape Sh*t

Before I hear a cry, scream or even a plea to come get them out of their beds in the morning, I hear my youngest pounding his chest. The pounding is accompanied with a soft, bellowing rhythmic noise. Is he calling for me? No, of course not. He’s pretending to be a gorilla, but even…

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By Ashleigh, April 10, 2017
Preschool Blues

Preschool Blues

Dropping my eldest off at his first day of preschool was surprisingly traumatic for me. I didn’t know a person could cry that uncontrollably over an event that didn’t involve someone dying. Leading up to this dreaded day, I was more preoccupied with making sure he was prepared than to worry about myself. After I walked…

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By Ashleigh, April 6, 2017
We’re All Going to Have Fun, Damn It! Whether You Like It or Not!

We’re All Going to Have Fun, Damn It! Whether You Like It or Not!

Without including various expletives, the title is as accurate as my attitude was today. Countless times, I plan for family fun outings envisioning this magical experience filled with laughs, smiles and so much happiness it hurts. Oh, it hurts all right, but not in a warm fuzzy feeling kind of way. Time and time again,…

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By Ashleigh, April 5, 2017
My Toddler’s Nocturnal Nonsense

My Toddler’s Nocturnal Nonsense

Waking up in the middle of the night used to be business as usual. Most often the cause was related to my pregnancy woes. Sometimes it would be from a noise or my husband selfishly encroaching on my side of the bed and hogging the blankets. Recently, a new culprit has emerged catching me completely…

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By Ashleigh, April 4, 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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