Now that the bigger kids are back to school in person most days, Evie our five-year-old is home with just Declan left to play with. When he goes down for a nap, I like to take a bit of time just one on one with her. Everleigh is one of our kiddos who is on the spectrum and she has a few obstacles she will have to overcome as she hits school age and is with more peers.Continue reading “Apple of my eye”
Have you ever just had one of those days where you feel completely overwhelmed with your to-do list? I generally wake up ready to tackle each day with a well thought out to-do list, but yesterday for whatever reason I just wasn’t into it. If I’m being completely honest with you, that happens to me. I will go in spurts of being super productive than just feel like I need a mental health day.Continue reading “Fall fun”
October is pregnancy and infant loss awareness month. Sadly, 1 in 4 women suffer from such a loss, and the number of people that devastation ripples out to is even greater. The numbers are so significant, and yet we as a society still struggle to speak on this topic.Continue reading “Let their light shine”
Our fancy Everleigh turned 5 this past week. That seems impossible. It seems like just yesterday she was born. Is it just me or does time fly once you have kids? She’s our fourth kid, and the absolute most stubborn but has a heart of gold.Continue reading “Fancy Nancy”
Laundry. Oh Laundry.
As a family of seven, it is never-ending. It used to be my arch-nemesis but finally, I found a system that seems to work well for us.Continue reading “For the love of all that smells good!”
One of the most common questions I get as a mom to so many children is “How do you afford it?” Followed by “Are they all yours?” I can tell you the answer for the second question is a lot easier than the first!Continue reading “Cash Back!”
I know what you’re thinking, “soap is cheap, and as a busy mom, no way am I making soap!” Trust me I feel ya!! Hear me out. I have found the holy grail of soap, not just quality but a great price.Continue reading “DIY Hand Soap”
Every year I find myself itching to send summer off and ready welcome fall. I love each season, but I’m always happy to see the next one come. Being an October baby, I’d have to say I do love everything about fall. (That is everything except pumpkin! I know, how is that possible?)Continue reading “Halloween 2020”
This little guy turned 2! Its hard to believe it. Feels like just yesterday we were patiently awaiting his arrival. He is our rainbow after a storm and will forever be a shimmer of light in my darkest days.Continue reading “Declan’s birthday surprise!”
Hello, My name is Ashley.
I am a busy mom to five amazing children and a wife to a very patient husband. I started this blog to share my experiences as a stay home mom and to hopefully help others on this crazy journey. Follow along as I share tips to staying sane, keeping your kids fed and happy, and not going broke! It isn’t easy, it’s almost always messy, but it’s a beautiful life!
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