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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International Chocolate Day: September 13

International Chocolate Day: September 13

| September 13, 2017 | 29 Comments

International Chocolate Day might just be one of the best days of the year! If you’re in the mood for a sweet celebration, you’re in luck. September 13th is designated International Chocolate Day. The origins of this holiday are unclear, although September 13th is the birthday of both Milton Hershey, founder of the Hershey chocolate […]

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National Coupon Month

National Coupon Month

| September 7, 2017 | 21 Comments

With September being National Coupon Month, now’s a great time to learn how to use coupons effectively, if you don’t already  know. I remember being a little girl, carrying my mom’s huge book of coupons through the store while she rattled off what she was buying. I’d have to go through her alphabetically-indexed file, trying […]

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September is National Childhood Obesity Month

September is National Childhood Obesity Month

| September 5, 2017 | 5 Comments

September is National Childhood Obesity awareness month. Childhood obesity and overweight is a growing problem in the United States; according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number of obese children has more than tripled in the past three decades. More than a third of children and teens in the U.S. are overweight […]

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August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

August 30 is National Toasted Marshmallow Day!

| August 29, 2017 | 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, 2017 | 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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August 5 is Friendship Day!

August 5 is Friendship Day!

| August 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

August 5th is Friendship Day. A holiday started in 1919 by the founder of Hallmark and proclaimed a national holiday by Congress in 1935, this is a day for people to recognize the friends that are important to them and commemorate those friendships. Since it’s so important to teach our kids to build strong friendships […]

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It’s Time for a Luau!

It’s Time for a Luau!

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’re firmly into summer, and those with July or August birthdays (or those with pools who want to have an impromptu get-together) might enjoy taking advantage of the luau-themed decoration available at discount and dollar stores right now. A luau party is fun for kids (and adults!) of all ages, and is easy to throw […]

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Father Daughter Bonding Activities

Father Daughter Bonding Activities

| July 20, 2017 | 1 Comment

Among other July celebrations ranging from the well-known (Independence Day) to the obscure (July is National Ice Cream Month) is one that you possibly haven’t heard of. July 7th is Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day, a day designated for a combination of father-daughter bonding and physical fitness.
There’s something special about the daddy/daughter bond, isn’t […]

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July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

July is Eye Injury Prevention Month

| July 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Surely you’ve heard the adage, “it’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye.” Eye injury is far from a laughing matter; according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 2.5 million incidences of eye injuries occur every year. These include workplace injuries, but about half happen in or around the […]

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Family Fun on the Fourth

Family Fun on the Fourth

| July 4, 2017 | 0 Comments

Independence Day is the biggest holiday of the summer, and it’s one that kids love to celebrate. Fireworks, picnics, and barbecues are staple activities, but there are some more unique family activities out there that can make your Fourth of July fun. How about a Fourth of July makeover or a neighborhood parade? Maybe your […]

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