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Natural Ways to Ease Baby Gas Pain!

    Thank you Mommy’s Bliss for sponsoring this post! All opinions are 100% my own!     Your baby is crying and you can’t figure out why. You’ve ruled out a dirty diaper, she’s been fed, and she’s not sleepy… It could be her tummy. Leighton recently went through this. She would finish her bottle but would be uneasy. She’d cry for a minute and then stop. I could just tell her little tummy was hurting her. After I fed…

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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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The time I didn’t want to hold you.

That time was tonight. I did everything the same way I’ve been doing it for the past month. It had been 3 hours since you last ate. I fed you 3 ounces. I changed your diaper. I put on your lotion. I put on your footed pjs. You were burped and swaddled. I put you to sleep with your paci. I walked away thinking about the hundreds of things to do still. You kept spitting your paci out. You continued…

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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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My go to pumping accessories!

This post contains affiliate links. You may or may not know this but breastfeeding did not come easy the third time around like I thought. With Oakland and Ainsley I wasn’t able to breastfeed either and exclusively pumped for 11 months with Oak and 10 months with Ainsley. I could not believe I pumped so long with them because I worked full time as a 1st grade teacher! I would pump in my classroom, the bathroom that was in between…

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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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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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Mornings look a little different now.

Thank you Playtexbaby for sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% my own. My mornings are very different now after adding another baby into the mix. Our precious Leighton joined our family on May 4th! Before two kids I wasn’t a morning person and I’m still not. Thankfully I have a ton of help from my amazing husband! On top of the help I am getting I am using some amazing Playtexbaby products! Leighton is waking up every 3 hours and I am…

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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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