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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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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Easter Gifts for Teens

Easter Gifts for Teens

| April 10, 2017 | 13 Comments

Once your child has grown out of Easter egg hunts, what is there to do on Easter morning? First, you might be surprised at how much a teen will still enjoy an egg hunt if younger siblings are participating. Or, she might like to be the one to hide the eggs! Assuming you have no […]

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March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month

| March 6, 2017 | 17 Comments

The month of March is National Nutrition Month. The awareness and education campaign is sponsored by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (known previously as the American Dietetic Association). Its purpose is to promote good nutrition by spreading awareness and education about nutritional choices, and to challenge people to make the healthiest food choices they […]

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September is Baby Safety Month: What Not to Buy

September is Baby Safety Month: What Not to Buy

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

September is Baby Safety Month, and with a few days left, it seems like a great time to talk about ways to keep our littlest sons, daughters, nieces, nephews and godchildren healthy and safe. If you know a mom-to-be with a baby shower coming up, or if a new baby has recently arrived in your […]

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The Benefits of Music Lessons

The Benefits of Music Lessons

| July 24, 2016 | 40 Comments

Learning to play an instrument is a common activity for children, and in some families it is even expected. There are many reasons why parents might want their kids to have music lessons; a child might express an interest in a particular instrument, or a parent may have fond memories of their own childhood music […]

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Visit Your Library During Library Week

Visit Your Library During Library Week

| April 8, 2016 | 3 Comments

Do you make time to visit the library on a regular basis with your kids? If not, now’s a great week to take the trip! Visiting the library now is probably different from when you were a child. Children’s libraries often have toys and games available for children to play with, along with computers ready […]

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Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

Getting Organized: Planning Ahead for a Garage Sale

| March 14, 2016 | 30 Comments

The snow may be blowing where you are, and you might think that it’s silly to even think about getting ready for a garage sale! Time flies, though, and if you’re in the process of getting organized anyway, you might as well kill two birds with one stone and prep your unwanted items now. This […]

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Holiday Bargains: Using Pinterest

Holiday Bargains: Using Pinterest

| October 6, 2015 | 12 Comments

We talked a couple of weeks ago about some things to start think about as we prepare for the winter holidays. It’s always great to think ahead about ways to save money, but sometimes December sneaks up and we find ourselves spending more money than we’d anticipated. I know that most years, I look at […]

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Fun Fall Family Activities

Fun Fall Family Activities

| September 29, 2015 | 11 Comments

With chilly temperatures starting to settle over much of the United States, you may find yourself looking for ways to spend the cozy weekends in the months ahead. Here are some fun things to do on your kids’ days off during the months of October and November:

Go apple-picking. You can spend a cool morning in […]

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Shopping For a New Car for the Family

Shopping For a New Car for the Family

| August 20, 2015 | 12 Comments

The new 2016 vehicle models will be coming out over the next couple of months, so this might be a great time for you to consider trading in your old car for a new one. Even if you’re not looking for something brand-spanking new, you might get a great deal on one of last year’s […]

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