Author Archive: Ashley B

Ashley is a Writer, Stay at Home mother of 4, not to busy to take time to slow down and smell the flowers. I also teach a Mommy and Me Dance Class to share my love of dance.

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National Park Week: April 20-28, 2019

National Park Week: April 20-28, 2019

| April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

As the snow melts and the weather warms up, you and your kids are probably itching to get outside. While the backyard and the neighborhood parks are fun, they lose their novelty soon enough. National Park Week, which takes place during the last week of April, is the answer to your kids’ pleas of “I’m […]

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How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

How You Can Help Families Affected By Autism

| April 14, 2019 | 1 Comment

You probably have seen and heard that April is Autism Awareness Month. The “ribbon” for autism looks like it’s made up of jigsaw puzzle pieces, and some people have been wearing clothing with the puzzle symbol or decorating their Facebook profiles with the design. By now, most of us are very aware of autism; according […]

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March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

March 23 is Chips and Dip Day

| March 23, 2019 | 3 Comments

Did you know that today is Chip and Dip Day? Neither did I, but I can definitely see the potential for fun in celebrating such a holiday! Kids tend to love chips, with or without dip. And moms love chips, too… sometimes a little too much. While your first thought at “chips and dip” might […]

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March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

March 10 Is Middle Name Pride Day

| March 7, 2019 | 15 Comments

Today is Middle Name Pride Day. A rather obscure holiday, it’s a day to celebrate your middle name! When I was pregnant with each of our children, my husband and I would talk at length about names. We put almost as much discussion and thought into middle names as we did into first names, but […]

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February 26 is Fairy Tale Day

February 26 is Fairy Tale Day

| February 23, 2019 | 13 Comments

Did you know that there was such a thing as Fairy Tale Day? If not, don’t worry, you’re not alone. The origins of the holiday are unclear, and it may have been something that was started by local libraries or bookstores. Whatever the reasons for its existence, Fairy Tale Day is February 26th, and it […]

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February is Black History Month

February is Black History Month

| February 12, 2019 | 1 Comment

During the month of February, your child may be spending time in school learning about Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks, George Washington Carver and other notable African Americans that have impacted our country’s history. You can help cement your child’s understanding of the issues of racism in the United States by talking at home […]

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Checking in on New Year’s Resolutions

Checking in on New Year’s Resolutions

| February 6, 2019 | 12 Comments

Here we are, halfway through February, and six weeks since making our new year’s resolutions. How are you doing on yours? According to the New York Times, one third of people who make resolutions don’t even keep them until the end of January. And a full 80 percent of people will drop their resolutions before […]

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Celebrating Three Kings Day

Celebrating Three Kings Day

| January 6, 2019 | 20 Comments

Three Kings Day, also known as Little Christmas, Twelfth Night or, of course, the Feast of Epiphany, is celebrated on January 6th. Coming a dozen days after Christmas, the day is the official end of the “Twelve Days of Christmas”. In some parts of the world, this holiday is as big and important a part […]

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Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

| December 21, 2018 | 29 Comments

December 21 marks the winter solstice, which is the shortest day of the year. In different places and in different families, the first day of winter might be called Yule or the Longest Night. If you are celebrating Hanukkah or Christmas, you are probably busily distracted, but if you have the chance, it might be […]

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Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

Your Holiday Gift, Tip and Bonus Guide

| December 19, 2018 | 27 Comments

While you’re busy getting gifts together for your children, your spouse, your parents and other extended family members, it can be easy to forget about the service people who we hire to take care of various things for us. While you should never feel obligated to give a gift, you might be wondering what’s appropriate […]

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