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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October 16 is Dictionary Day!

October 16 is Dictionary Day!

| October 16, 2020 | 15 Comments

October 16th is Dictionary Day. It was designated as Dictionary Day because it is the birthday of Noah Webster, who you may recognize as the man who gave us Webster’s Dictionary. It is to Noah Webster that we owe the standardized American spellings of words that we’re familiar with (for example “color” as opposed to […]

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October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

October is Pizza Month: How to Make a Perfect Pie

| October 12, 2020 | 9 Comments

October is Pizza Month! Almost all kids love pizza, whether they’re picky or adventurous eaters. I have one child who only eats cheese pizza, and one who eats everything from pineapples to anchovies on his Italian pie. While it takes some time, spending a fall afternoon making homemade pizzas is a great way to promote […]

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College Care Package Ideas

College Care Package Ideas

| October 7, 2020 | 26 Comments

If you have a college student in your family, you may have enjoyed having her around for the past several weeks. Chances are that she either went back to school within the past few days, or else she’s going back this or next week, and while she might be excited, she’s also likely to feel […]

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

| October 5, 2020 | 8 Comments

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. You might have guessed: Department stores are displaying lots of pink items, and football players are rocking the pink sneakers for the month of October. Breast cancer awareness is quite widespread; whether you’re buying yogurt or posting on Facebook, you’ll see lots of pink ribbons and other markers indicating […]

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Things to Buy on Sale in October

Things to Buy on Sale in October

| September 29, 2020 | 10 Comments

It may not feel like fall quite yet in all parts of the country but fall is officially here! October brings images of pumpkin carving, the last weeks of apple picking, fall fairs, long sleeves, colorful leaves and chilly nights. We are somewhere in between it not being back-to-school season anymore, and it’s not quite […]

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Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

Talk Like a Pirate Day is September 19

| September 19, 2020 | 3 Comments

Ahoy, mateys! There is an unusual holiday approaching in September. September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This unusual holiday was created by John Baur and Mark Summers (Ol’ Chumbucket and Cap’n Slappy, in pirate parlance) after one of them exclaimed “Aaarrr!” after being injured during a racquetball game in 1995. It began […]

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Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

| September 15, 2020 | 29 Comments

You know how difficult it can be to work efficiently in a messy, unkempt area. As your child heads back to school this fall, having a disorganized bedroom can keep her from being able to focus on her other tasks, such as getting ready in the morning or doing her homework in the evening. I […]

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Apple Activities For Little Ones

Apple Activities For Little Ones

| September 10, 2020 | 15 Comments

Now that fall is in the air and your big kids are off at school, you might be getting the urge to have some special mom-and-child fall-themed fun with your littlest one. Toddlers and preschoolers are still learning a lot about the world around them, so even simple, everyday objects are exciting to explore and […]

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August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

| August 29, 2020 | 13 Comments

One of the sweet pleasures of summer is making s’mores with the kids over a campfire. While this is something that can be enjoyed any warm day or night, the activity would be especially relevant if done on August 30, which happens to be National Toasted Marshmallow Day! You might not have known that a […]

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August 10 is Lazy Day!

August 10 is Lazy Day!

| August 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Finally, after a busy and eventful summer, here’s a holiday that we all can enjoy. August 10th has been dedicated as Lazy Day. The origins of this holiday remain a mystery (presumably the creators decided to spend their time following the spirit of their holiday, as opposed to documenting it) and you probably won’t find […]

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