Ashley

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A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Today I woke up late. I didn't have time to shower. I put on my favorite pair of sweats, but they have a mysterious hole. Then, I fed my kids breakfast, but the egg...
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Two-Minute Windows

I live my life by a schedule. Routines are very much ingrained in me. I clean my house on a schedule: Monday is bathrooms and trash; Tuesday is vacuuming and dusting; Wednesday is cleaning...
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DIY Halloween

I don't like adult Halloween. Please, for the love, do not jump out and scare me while you are wearing a spooky mask. I don't like scary movies. I actually get annoyed when I...
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Words of Wisdom: Making a Difference, One Kid at a Time

Those nearest and dearest to me have shared the below words of wisdom. *Steps up onto high horse, clears throat, and addresses the crowd* "It's okay that it didn't work. Sometimes you just have...
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I Am Boring

I am boring. I don't create epic scenarios for my kids to do. I don't turn the house upside down into an elaborate obstacle course on rainy days. I don't spend hours playing make believe....
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Airplane Bag of Tricks

We don't travel much. And by much, I mean we haven't gone in vacation in 4 years. It just didn't appeal to me. But I wanted my kids to experience new places and sleep...
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Right Now Is Not the Time for Me

Right now, I am deep in the trenches of motherhood. Right now, I have three small souls that require a lot. There are routines to manage, emotions to handle, and toys to clean up....
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Dear child, I hope you know how loved you are… (my journal)

For as long as I was able to hold a pen, writing has been my therapy. I have always loved putting a pen to paper and jotting down all of my thoughts. I love...
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Showing Respect for our Children

I listened to a podcast that has stuck with me. She was talking about a viral TikTok of the mom feeding her toddler chicken nuggets that say u piss me off. And how hurtful...
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My Favorite Local Gift Spots

I love giving gifts. I enjoy the challenge of finding a perfect gift to share. In my family, the adults get tricky to shop for. Gone are the days of a wishlist or finding...