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Why I love the personalized touch

This post is sponsored by Stuckonyou. However all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own!   Yes, I am that mom that personalizes all of my children’s things! Well not so much with Oakland because he’s reached that age where it’s not that cool to have a personalized backpack or t-shirt. I definitely will put Ainsley and Leighton’s name all over everything for as long as I can!     I especially love when school rolls around because I get real excited…

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Making the most of your time with a 4 month old.|| #ForBetterBeginnings

A huge thank you to Playtex Baby™ for sponsoring this post, and for helping to make this #PlaytexMom’s work from home life a little easier! The opinions and thoughts listed are my own.       The days seem to creep up on me earlier and earlier. The reason being is we have transitioned L to her crib from her Rock “N” Play and out of her swaddle… two items that helped her sleep REALLY WELL. She was comfortable in her tightly…

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Making connections over coffee

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine. I’m partnering with Folgers® at Walmart through the Share A Cup & A Story campaign to create personal connections within my community         Connections. They are made when two people have something in common. Many times people will make an impact on your life. If you take steps to get to know them. You know almost instantly…

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These are the days.

Thank you Gymboree for sponsoring this post and a huge thank you to phil & teds for Leighton’s amazing stroller.       The days are super long especially if have nowhere to go. Staying home hasn’t been too hard. This is my second day not teaching. Obviously I will still be teaching my children at home…but won’t be teaching in a classroom setting anymore, at least for a while. Would I go back? Yes, when the timing is right.…

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How to establish an after school routine

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.     Well school is in full swing! The days of sleeping in late, watching TV all day, and having no routines are over… Well at least in our house they are. I was actually ready for my kids to head back to school. I am all about routines and schedules. My teaching 1st grade days are done and now I get to be more involved in my kid’s lives.…

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5 Reasons why your child needs a Woom bike!

A huge thank you to Woom Bikes for sponsoring this post and providing 2 bikes to review!There are also affiliate links throughout this post. By clicking on them you are supporting The Ashmores Blog!   Both of my kids love being outside and love having something to ride on! It was time to upgrade Oakland’s current bike because he had grown out of it. He also has always wanted a bike with a kickstand and gears! We had the opportunity…

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New seasons are hard.

Well school starts on Tuesday for my little guy. He’s headed to 2nd grade and I am not headed back to the classroom. I wrote this post in March and announced I wasn’t going to go back to teaching after  7 years. This decision seemed like the right one for our family of 5. I had always wanted to stay home with my kids and be that mom that was able to attend every field trip and be present in the classroom but my…

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Mess free glitter slime!

Summer is in full force and it’s hot outside. The last thing you want to do is go outside! I don’t know about your kids but mine get bored  fast. My son is really into crafts and experiments, like more 7 year old boys!   I am sure you’ve heard all about slime and I thought it was honestly something everyone was buying at the store. I am sharing the easiest recipe and there are 4 ingredients! Well 3 if…

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On the go with Pure Growth Organic!

This post was sponsored by  Pure Growth . All opinions expressed are my own. As a mom with young children we are always on the go! Two things are certain in the Ashmore household. My kids love the characters featured on the packaging and snacks. Pure Growth  snacks are healthy, tasty, convenient, affordable, organic, ready-to-eat, co-snacking, on-the-go, lunch box solutions, diaper bag essentials, snacks for the busy or new mom! Right when our box of snacks arrived in the mail the kids opened it…

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GOODBYE 2016+Hello 2017!

Well the old is gone and the new is NOW…… 2016 was overall a really good year! Oakland had an awesome Star Wars Party, I went to my first blog conference, I hosted my first ever Blog party to celebrate my 2nd Blogiversary- you can see it HERE, I had my second miscarriage, Ainsley had an amazing Fairy Garden party, I got PREGNANT with our 3rd child, We went to the San Destin Resort, I started a Blog Facebook group  ,…

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