Life with Littles {One}

I have decided to start a new series, at least I am calling it a series- to document our comings and goings during this season of life. Both for my own record, as well as to share with other mamas who are in a similar life stage 🙂 Most of the time I am sure…

Jord Wood Watch and A Giveaway

This post was created in collaboration with Jord Wood Watches. They provided me with a pretty watch to review, and are sponsoring the giveaway for all you- my lovely readers! Read my full disclosure here. When JORD contacted me about partnering with them by reviewing one of their stunning wood watches, it couldn’t have come at a…

The Summer of Motherhood

Summer is such an interesting season. I love it for the sunny days, warm weather, and the beautiful color, life and fresh air that accompany it. Yet I find we are in such a strange rhythm. It’s hard not to feel as though I have to make the most of every moment before our “freedom”…

Sundays at Home

    Sometimes you have “one of those weeks” and this one was one of those. It’s not so much the week itself, it’s that by the end of it I just feel tapped. Emotionally, mentally. Do you know what I mean? The moment when you simply need rest, whatever that looks like. Perhaps sitting…

Snow Days and Skates

While many parts of the blogosphere and  insta-world are littered with spring this and spring that, we’re still doing this… Enjoying snow days and lacing up our skates! Hi, my name is Ashlea and I live in Canada. I would be lying if I didn’t get a teeny, tiny, tinge of envy at the pictures…

The Thing about Cleaning

The thing about cleaning is that it’s never done. I have never had a clean house- like, every room actually clean all at the same time. Is that normal? Or are you freaking out a bit. The thing with cleaning is that, I like when things are clean, and I don’t even mind the process-…

Vlog: #momramblings

So the other day I was a teeny bit surprised at the not totally hideous and cheap items I spotted at the $$ Store while grabbing some craft supplies for my kiddos. I thought I would share with you, in a completely, “not taking my self too seriously, and realizing no one may watch me…

Unexpected Beauty

To all of the tired mamas: you are not alone in the challenges of being a mother. Little or Big. In carrying an endless supply of apples and baby crackers, or knowing the location of all the best bathrooms in any given neighbourhood. In guiding little minds to be a part of something great, both…

Teething is Lame

This post brought to you by motherhood, sleeplessness, reading too many confessions of a shopaholic books, no more chocolate in the house, and the most stubborn teeth on planet earth. You know what I forgot about? That the stage before a baby can really talk is frustrating for them and ummm… patience producing for the mother.…

Back to School

We are officially back to school! Our first day was Sept.22.  This year I am teaching Grade 2 and Kindergarten. It’s hard to believe this is our third year homeschooling! Now, this is not a homeschool blog- but it does come up from time to time. I often get asked “how do you know what to…

Mothering 3: The First Year

It’s official. I’ve survived the first year of parenthood as a mother of 3. How. Did. I. Make. It. ? I don’t really know the answer, but because this is the internet, I am going to offer my expert advice on how you can make it too. Obviously, because I am a blogger, I am…

Blogging Behind the Scenes

As a blogger, there are a lot of behind the scenes activities that go into each post. As a mom of 3, often times the biggest hurdle is just finding the time to blog! Sometimes I pick away at things a little bit at a time, working on a post at a time. Other times…

Bed Time Happens. EVERY. NIGHT.

Can anyone enlighten me about the mystery that is children. Specifically in relation to bed time. I mean, bed time happens every night {an idea I’ve tried to warm my kids up to for 7 years} yet somehow, every night it comes as a surprise to them. It’s as though I am inflicting some type of…

Beauty, Joy and Poop Stories

Do you ever feel kind of burnt out as a mom? That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. It isn’t so much mothering itself, I find its often all the other stuff that can make some days as a mom feel really hard. We have been extra busy lately- as in a husband working late and long,…

Deep Wells of the Soul

It’s Friday ya’ll! I don’t know why, but that statement comes to my mind nearly every Friday. 🙂 This week has been a bit challenging. Lots of emotions, some health issues, and boys that seem determined to injure one another. It brings stress to my mama heart to have one boy crying at the hand…

{Home} School Update

While I don’t talk a ton about homeschooling on the blog, I have shared a few progress reports here and there. I gave a run down in the fall of our curriculum plans so I thought we were due for an update on how everything is working for us! I have a 6 year old in grade…

Bribery

So, I had planned to share some details today about the stockings I made for our little fam (yes I know Christmas is over) I took some pictures… I don’t love them, and now they are trapped on another computer. I really need to get myself organized. But, I will hope to have that up…

Monthly #momlife

Today I was thinking to myself about some of things that have become a part of our routine, and have made being a family of 5 just a little easier? Or smoother… I don’t know. But, out of that spawned the idea that I could share these things, and also have them written down for…

Bam

I don’t know what it is about solo parenting  for the day, and having all 3 of my kids quiet and in bed by 8:30 that makes me feel like some sort of super woman. But let me tell you… it does. I am in my pajama pants and house coat, because let’s be frank,…