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How your children can RAISE LOVE #forRMHC

    We are called to be examples to our young. Being an example can mean a lot of different things. To be an example you need to model what is right. Your actions speak volumes to the little ones around you. I am so grateful to be a mother. With that title comes a lot of responsibility. I want to instill good values and morals in my children. I want to show them what it means to love others .…

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Celebrate Friendship with Pasta!

  This post is sponsored by Skinner Pasta!   Friendship is a mutual bond between people. It’s something that brings people together. I am so grateful for the people in my life currently. Blogging has given me the chance to meet some amazing women. They are my tribe and who I talk to every single day. They are there for me when I’ve needed them the most.     In celebration of National Friendship Day, Skinner® pasta, the No. 1 Pasta…

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How to throw a Tropical themed Birthday Party!

This post is sponsored by Chuck E. Cheese’s + Shindigz+ Oriental Trading!! All opnions are 100% my own! Ainsley’s 4th birthday party was a breeze thanks to some amazing brands! I am usually the one to plan a party at my house and do everything myself with the help of some restaurants! This year Ainsley decided to have her party at Chuck E. Cheese’s instead! I was pretty hesitant at first because that would mean I wouldn’t be in control. At Chuck…

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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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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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Our San Antonio summer vacation!

A huge thank you to La Cantera Resort for sponsoring this post as well as other amazing venues and companies listed below!     Summer is a time for fun adventures and traveling to new places! As you might know having a newborn and traveling isn’t the easiest thing to do. Leighton is almost 3 months and she took her first road trip to San Antonio this Summer! When we were making Summer plans I knew I didn’t want to…

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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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Hospital bag essentials: for the baby!

Well my bag is all packed! You can see what I am bringing to the hospital here ! There will be many things the hospital already gives you for the baby. Some of those things are diapers, wipes, a blanket, a paci, and some white onesies. I definitely overpack when it comes to packing the baby’s bag. I am having a birth photographer this time around and I want her to capture every single moment possible! I am SO excited about this!!!!! I…

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