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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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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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