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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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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Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Holiday Tips to Stay Safe

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Holiday Tips to Stay Safe

| December 13, 2019 | 62 Comments

December is bursting with festivities, and with those festivities are often alcoholic beverages. It’s fine for you to have a few drinks, of course, and drinking moderately can help set a good example for your children of appropriate and responsible alcohol usage. Of course, every year we hear of injuries and fatalities caused by drinking […]

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Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

Holiday Bargains: Gift Baskets and Care Packages

| December 4, 2019 | 24 Comments

The holidays are quickly approaching, but if you’re like anything like me, you spend the first half of December wishing that you’d started your holiday shopping earlier! With many of us feeling the economic pinch, you might not be in the position to spend a lot of money on Christmas and Hanukkah gifts. Homemade gifts […]

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Hanukkah Traditions

Hanukkah Traditions

| December 2, 2019 | 8 Comments

I grew up with a Catholic mother and a Jewish father, so I was exposed to all sorts of holiday traditions. Although we celebrated Christmas at home, we’d go to my paternal grandmother’s house every December to observe Hanukkah, or the Festival of Lights. We’d gather at some point during the celebration to light candles […]

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