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5 Preschool essentials for your family road trip!

      I always associate the word Summer with ROAD TRIPS. As a child I never really went out of town on road trips. I remember going to my great-grandma’s near Tyler and then to San Antonio in 6th grade but that’s it. My dad worked hard  and that didn’t leave much time to travel.   I want to take my kids everywhere I didn’t get to go as a child! Our kids have been to Florida and that’s…

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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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{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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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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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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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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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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How the 3rd baby changed me

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own. No one really prepared me for my third child. Why should they? I have already birthed 2 other children. I had this under control. I knew what to expect and how I was going to feel. I was wrong. No one told me that breastfeeding wouldn’t be easy. No one told me that I might experience postpartum anxiety( didn’t know that was even a thing).…

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