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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What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

What’s on Sale and Things to Buy in June

| May 29, 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow, June already; we’re almost halfway through the year! June brings Father’s Day, camp outs, the official start of summer, and some great sales on items that you want and need. Just like last month, June is a good time to buy mattresses; stores deeply discount last year’s stock. We were able to buy new […]

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Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

Gift Ideas for the new Graduates

| May 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

High school graduation is a huge step from adolescence to adulthood. High school graduations are taking place right now, and you might be getting ready to attend a graduation party at some point in late May or June. While it is tempting to stick some cash in a card (after all, green suits everyone!), if […]

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Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The April showers should be winding down now, as it’s time for May flowers, as the saying goes. The reality is that when you plant flowers really depends on where you live. Before you try to plant anything, you should talk to someone at your local nursery or at least look up which agricultural zone […]

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

May is Foster Care Awareness Month

| May 8, 2020 | 0 Comments

Last year, my son took karate classes, and there were two girls in his class, sisters, who were staying with a foster family. The foster mom was really sweet, and when they went back to their biological mom, it was really bittersweet. Of course she was happy for them that they were reunited with their […]

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Things To Buy On Sale In May

Things To Buy On Sale In May

| April 30, 2020 | 1 Comment

May is here, and between Mothers’ Day, graduations and the unofficial start of summer, you might be busy buying gifts and seasonal items this month. As with each month, May often offers special deals and bargains when it comes to shopping. Here are some things to keep in mind as you plan your purchases for […]

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February 26 is Fairy Tale Day

February 26 is Fairy Tale Day

| February 23, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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, 2020 | 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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Keeping Kids Entertained Over the Winter Break

Keeping Kids Entertained Over the Winter Break

| December 26, 2019 | 67 Comments

Because of where Christmas and New Years Day fall during the week, many kids have over two weeks off from school this year. While summer vacation is a great time to throw open the back door and let the kids play outside all day, winter’s cold temperatures tend to keep kids cooped up inside. Children […]

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Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

Ideas for Observing the Winter Solstice

| December 21, 2019 | 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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