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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Gardening With Kids: Getting Started

Gardening With Kids: Getting Started

| March 26, 2018 | 25 Comments

Almost every winter, I say that this will be the year that I’ll start a garden with the kids. And every year, summer rolls around without me actually starting a garden. We’ve done containers of tomato plants and we usually have some potted herbs on our back porch, but we’ve never done the type of […]

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Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Holiday Tips to Stay Safe

Mothers Against Drunk Driving: Holiday Tips to Stay Safe

| December 13, 2017 | 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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Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

Organizing Your Child’s Bedroom

| September 15, 2017 | 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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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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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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Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

Growing May Flowers: Easy Picks for New Gardeners

| May 17, 2017 | 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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Planning an Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Tips

Planning an Easter Egg Hunt Ideas and Tips

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

I’ve been seeing signs around town advertising for Easter egg hunts over the past week or so. In our area, many churches hold them after the sunrise Easter service. When we lived in the North, the local hospital held one each year for the children and grandchildren of the employees; my mother-in-law, a nurse, took […]

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