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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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How I get my kids to play {outside}

    Play time should be a time of interacting, imagining, creating, pretending, and so on! So many children are glued to screens and I am guilty of letting my kids play on the iPad when I have work to get done and can’t take them outside or play with them right at that moment. I am going to share some ways to get your kids outside and playing! Getting your kids to play shouldn’t be hard… especially when you…

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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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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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The importance of using a gentle detergent

This post is sponsored by Dreft Purtouch. All of the opinions and thoughts stated are 100% my own.     You are preparing for your little one’s arrival. The nursery is complete, the car seat is installed, and your bags are packed, maybe? What’s next? One thing I always did before the baby came was wash their newborn clothes! Something about that baby scent and holding those tiny clothes in my hands made it all seem so real. With my first two…

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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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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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Practical and fun Big Sibling gifts!

Thank you so much to Things Remembered for sponsoring this post! All opinions are my own! Some of the links below are affiliate links. Thank you for supporting The Ashmores Blog! You are about to welcome a new baby to the family! You already have 2 little ones and want to make sure the transition is as smooth as possible. I have no idea when Leighton will make her debut but I know I don’t want my 2 children harboring…

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Easter fashion with Carter’s!

This post is sponsored by Carter’s; however, all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own!   Easter is right around the corner! Easter is such a huge holiday for my family and I! I remember growing up getting to pick out a new Easter outfit every year. It was so much fun for me to get to shop with my mom for that perfect Easter Sunday dress! Now it’s time to dress my children. I definitely let them have a…

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