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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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How to start a mom blog

Step 1: Be a mom. Step 2: Pick a name for you blog. Just remember this name will be with you forever. Ha, just kidding,  it’ll be with you until you change it and re-brand ( If you ever choose to).  I knew when I first started out that I wanted to reach other moms with my stories and struggles. I wanted my family name to be incorporated in my blog name. My blog is about my lifestyle, my role…

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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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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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How to feel good in the Summer heat!

This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx.com on behalf of Single Edition Media.     It’s no surprise that it gets really hot in the Summer time here in Texas! When I think of Texas I think of a few things and one of them is the heat. Living in Houston all of my life I had to find ways to stay cool in the Summer time. There are many tricks to staying cool like for one being in a pool all day.…

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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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Baby must haves: The first 2 months #ForBetterBeginnings

Thank you so much to PlaytexBaby ™ for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.   I can’t believe Leighton will be 2 months old next week! Having a newborn in addition to two other children can be difficult.  I am so thankful to have some amazing products to make being a mom easier!    The first product that has been very helpful these last 2 months is the Playtex Diaper Genie! #Playtexmoms can all agree that this product…

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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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