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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Off to College: Transitioning to Your New Role

Off to College: Transitioning to Your New Role

| August 12, 2015 | 2 Comments

All over the country, young high school graduates are embarking on the next step in their lifelong journey through the educational system: college. Whether your child will be living in a dormitory across the country or attending a community college in your town, your role as the parent of an adult child will be changing […]

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Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

Almost Homemade: Incorporating Convenience Foods Into Your Home Cooking

| July 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

As a busy mom, you want to provide healthy meals for your family, but sometimes it just doesn’t work out: On the days that are jam-packed with activities, not to mention school and work, it can be much easier to simply hit the drive-thru or pop a frozen lasagna into the oven. Relying too much […]

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Fun Ideas for a Mother-Son Bonding Day

Fun Ideas for a Mother-Son Bonding Day

| May 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

We’ve talked before about mother-daughter bonding activities, and I’ve used several of them with my own daughter. What I find more difficult, however, is finding things to do with my son. While it was easy enough when he was little, now that he’s a pre-teen, it can be hard to find common ground. We’ve started […]

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Backtalk: How to Stop Arguing With Your Child

Backtalk: How to Stop Arguing With Your Child

| March 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

When your child was a baby, you had to figure out what he wanted based on his crying. When was a toddler, you had to teach him not to whine. School-aged kids are usually fairly easy to communicate with, barring the episodes of intermittent regression to crying and whining, but as they get through elementary […]

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Chores for Kids Age Appropriate Suggestions

Chores for Kids Age Appropriate Suggestions

| March 10, 2015 | 1 Comment

We all know that our kids should be doing chores. Having responsibilities makes kids feel like valued members of the family, teaches them important life skills and helps prevent you from becoming overwhelmed with all of the jobs that need to be taken care of on a regular basis. I know that I probably don’t […]

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National Tooth Fairy Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day. Did you know that the tooth fairy is actually becoming quite generous? Over recent years she is leaving about 15% more money under the pillow of little ones that leave her a tooth. The Tooth Fairy is also more likely to leave more money for the first tooth […]

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Winter Birthday Party Ideas

Winter Birthday Party Ideas

| January 10, 2015 | 23 Comments

With my own birthday falling in January, and having grown up in the cold and snowy northeast, I can empathize with the children who will be celebrating birthdays over the next couple of months. Having a birthday party in the dead of winter gets a bum rap sometimes. Pool parties are out, unless they’re being […]

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January is National Hobby Month

January is National Hobby Month

| January 8, 2015 | 59 Comments

January has been designated as National Hobby Month. This is a great time to encourage your kids to start a hobby: The weather might be pretty frightful where you are, and there is usually a bit of a letdown after the holiday season is over. If your child has a hobby that he’s passionate about, […]

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Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

Christmas Morning Breakfast Ideas

| December 22, 2014 | 55 Comments

By now, most of us have our shopping and wrapping done (unless you’re finishing up your wrapping after the kids go to bed!). You may be getting together with friends and family tonight, or you may be going to church for a lovely candle-lit service. Or, you might stay home and do your own thing […]

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What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

What to Do With Thanksgiving Leftovers?

| November 28, 2014 | 25 Comments

We at ShopaholicMommy hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday! The last thing I am thinking about it eating because I still feel full from yesterday by I guaranteed most of your household does not feel the same way! Now that the day is over and you may be completely wiped out from some […]

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