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Adding imagination to your nursery!

This post is brought to you by Mouse + Magpie and The Motherhood. All opinions are my own. Your imagination can take you to so many places you’d never dream of. A child is full of creativity and I want to foster that starting at an early age. I am so glad I stumbled upon Mouse+ Magpie  Mouse+ Magpie is a child inspired, adult curated collection of delightfully designed products and furnishings created specifically for little people with big imaginations!…

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Baby must haves: The first 2 months #ForBetterBeginnings

Thank you so much to PlaytexBaby ™ for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.   I can’t believe Leighton will be 2 months old next week! Having a newborn in addition to two other children can be difficult.  I am so thankful to have some amazing products to make being a mom easier!    The first product that has been very helpful these last 2 months is the Playtex Diaper Genie! #Playtexmoms can all agree that this product…

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{Gentle} parenting my 3 year old daughter with purpose

Parenting a strong willed, full of sass 3 year old isn’t always easy. My little girl is in a stage where she copies everything I say with an attitude and harsh tone. She will throw things and sometimes use force to kick or push. I never experienced this with my son. He was so gentle and never talked back to me, ever.   My middle child is the complete opposite. Do not get me wrong she can be the sweetest little 3 year old…

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Pool bag essentials for baby

  This post contains affiliate links, when you click on certain items you are supporting The Ashmores Blog!   Summer days can be long and hot. Don’t get me wrong I love pool days with the kids BUT I do not like packing for the pool. I always seem to forget something. I literally always leave the house and can think of one thing I forgot on the way to our destination. Leighton takes a bottle and I must make…

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2 essentials for successful potty training

  Potty training…. 2 words all moms love to hear. Haha! When it came time to potty train Oakland I expected it to be extremely hard, especially since I had never done it before. I had everything I needed. Stickers, little potty, reward chart,books, wipes, timer, candy,juice, salty snacks, toilet paper, and a lot of underwear.   We did the naked method where he wore no clothes for two days straight. I set my timer for EVERY 15 MINUTES. He…

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Home is where God is.

Your home is a sacred and special dwelling place. It is a place where those living in should feel safe and secure. You should feel loved and worthy in that home. Your home is also where your heart is and where your heart is so is your treasure.   What kind of home did you come from? Was it a loving home? Was it a home where a mother or father wasn’t present? Was it a home where you didn’t…

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The time I didn’t want to hold you.

That time was tonight. I did everything the same way I’ve been doing it for the past month. It had been 3 hours since you last ate. I fed you 3 ounces. I changed your diaper. I put on your lotion. I put on your footed pjs. You were burped and swaddled. I put you to sleep with your paci. I walked away thinking about the hundreds of things to do still. You kept spitting your paci out. You continued…

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Leighton’s nursery reveal!

A huge thank you to all of the brands that contributed to Leighton’s nursery! They are listed at the bottom. This post also contains affiliate links. When I found out I was pregnant with Leighton we were unsure if we were going to move or make it work in our current house. We decided to stay in our home and convert the toy/computer room to her nursery! There were 3 things standing in the way. That room connected to the…

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My go to pumping accessories!

This post contains affiliate links. You may or may not know this but breastfeeding did not come easy the third time around like I thought. With Oakland and Ainsley I wasn’t able to breastfeed either and exclusively pumped for 11 months with Oak and 10 months with Ainsley. I could not believe I pumped so long with them because I worked full time as a 1st grade teacher! I would pump in my classroom, the bathroom that was in between…

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When your 3rd child isn’t what you expect.

Thank you so much to PlaytexBaby ™ for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Motherhood// noun. the state of being a mother; maternity. What exactly does being a mother mean? How do you define yourself as a mother? One that spends every waking moment with your child? One that never says no? One that always provides organic snacks/meals? Are you a mother because you wear a shirt that says mom on it?   Being a mother can mean two totally…

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