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Author Archive | Ashley Dillinger

Siblinghood Stages: Ups and Downs of the Age Gap

Siblinghood Stages: Ups and Downs of the Age Gap

I knew having my girls almost five years apart would have its ups and downs. Over the last year we have moved through several stages that come with having two kiddos going through different phases in life. The “Misunderstood” Stage: Tessa struggled with understanding that Mom and Dad were not focused on the baby because […]

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My Independent Daughter

Alternate Title: The Scariest Day of My Life My oldest has always been extremely independent and very outgoing. From an early age she has wanted to do things her own way. I love this characteristic in her. She is not afraid to try anything. Trying new activities is an adventure for her and she braves […]

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My Book Collection

I am a book collector (as if that was not obvious from my post last month). My family knows that one of the keys to my heart is a Barnes and Noble gift card to help me load up my Nook. I can read books over and over again and never grow tired of the […]

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Lil’ Sidekick Review Plus a Giveaway and $5 Promo

Do you have a little one who is constantly “dropping” or throwing their toys, drink, silverware, or anything from their high chair, stroller, or exer-saucer? We do in our house, so I was given the opportunity to review the Lil’ Sidekick – an absolutely genius mommy invention created by Polk City mama Amy Vohs. About Lil’ Sidekick […]

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