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The Call

Good Afternoon,

I am writing to today, To inform you all the next few weeks, I will not be posting as much as I got a call Saturday night at 8PM from my mom telling me, My sister has been in a horrible car accident she was Airlifted to the nearest hospital. My parents flew in from Hawaii, My brother and I drove from Bakersfield,CA.

When we arrived my sister was in an induced Coma, Ng machine and had gone under one surgery to help stop internal bleeding. My sister climbed out of her truck by herself and Called 9-1-1, She had no idea at the time she had a broken pelvis. My sister has made some improvements but will be going under for surgery number 3 tomorrow for  Left sacrum, Bilateral ramus, Cup of Femur. Each have Breaks that need to repaired. My parents home is 9 hours away where she will be living and be going to rehab.

We have set up a gofundme account to try and help medical bills and help with the transportation from Redding,CA to Orange,CA.
Thank you so much and we truly appreciate those who have reached out!


Car accident relief for Aly

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Pepper Spray

Good Afternoon Y’all!

Hope y’all are having a rockin’ day! It’s been a very productive day in this household!
Anywho, It’s break the article down! Today, I was feeding T when I was scrolling on Facebook to read a post saying

I got a call that there was a fight at my oldest daughters school and they pepper sprayed the kids. She said even bystanders got sprayed. She wasn’t one.

Holy Cow! Hmm.. What?? Pepper spray being used at a school. What happened to milk being thrown a people. But this! Like Holy moly! The “Security ” has them on campus.

Questions that come to my mind off the bat:
-Why aren’t parent notified about this at the begging of the school year?
-Why does Security have Pepper spray?
-Was Security properly trained?

I am not one to really think about homeschooling my daughter, thou my husband jokes about it and letting our daughter go to YMCA and join teams around our area. I am truly thinking maybe until High School or 8th grade my daughter will be home schooled. This is very nerve wrecking. But then again, I do not know how schools run in Montana!

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Holiday Traditions?

Is Halloween the kick off Holiday season? I sure feel like it!
I’ve been looking back on what traditions I did when I was younger and talking to my husband about things he use to do so we can start making our own with our family. I have decided that We keep the tradition for:

Halloween going of visiting 1 Pumpkin patch a year, Boo 2 people a year, and Fall festive photos!

Thanksgiving, We will Donate a Thanksgiving meal to 1 family, Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade, and Have a open Invite to our Family Thanksgiving!

Christmas: We are starting a new one this year, 25 days of Christmas. This is 25 pictures we have have taken of our family and will posted everyday until Christmas, We will also open 1 Present on Christmas eve not including our Christmas Pj’s! Donate any old toys and clothing we have! Visit 1 Family and receive each one gift and $50 gift card to a local grocery store. Christmas we will open presents, make breakfast and hang out! Since we are only in California for 2 more Christmas’s we are going to be going to this event called “Christmas Tree Lane” in Fresno, Ca 

If you watch TLC or ABC there’s a chance you may have seen this one TV.

Do you have a family tradition you’d like to share? Drop it in the comments! I love reading them! 


Overbearing parents

Anyone have overbearing? Has it taken effect on your marriage or parenthood? Effected your relationship with your parents or In-laws? How do you handle it?

I am have overbearing parents as well as uncles. My sperm donor was never around and my uncles took it upon themselves to be my father figure. Which I truly appreciate. But they do not respect my marriage, my husband or me. I am truly having the hardest time with the fact that my family can walk all over me and expect not to react. I am standing up for what I believe in and I think that is truly fair.

I don’t have the same relationship with my family anymore, as none of them supported or are supportive of my marriage and now as I parent, the way I parent my daughter. I am not allowing her to have iPhone, iPad, Tablet. I do track when she naps, feed or diaper changes. I think that is fair as I run a Non-profit, about to go through some real big surgery. I won’t remember a lot. Honestly! So i am backing myself up for doctor appointments. But the worst part is now, my cousins are attacking me thinking they can tell me everything I am doing is wrong. None of them are married or have children. It’s beyond difficult at this point to be around my family.

It’s funny to say but surgery has saved me this Holiday. I have a reason I can’t travel. I don’t want to be around other people. I am trying to enjoy our first Christmas as a family!

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Brand Rep

Hey Tiny Mama’s

Ever heard of Brand Repping? Do you let your little do it? If no, why? If yes, Why?
We have started Brand Repping for InfantRoute! This company is for clothing for Infants & Toddlers. Sizing newborn – 6T! The Company is so awesome, fast and Easy! Holiday’s are coming up every soon and Supporting small business is the best thing do to.

My husband is from a small town and he’s totally got me on supporting small businesses as this helps the world go round!

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**Use Code TESSA18 at checkout & Receive 15% off**

Here are a few of our favorite outfits:

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Fall Camping

Camping in the fall.. Umm Yes, Totally not me!

This past weekend we decided to do a last minute camping trip to Ward Lake, Ca. It’s in the middle of NO WHERE. But that is also the best part of it. I was off the grid for 3 days. My husband, his best friend , T and I all went. Oh and the pups!

We made it through a crazy storm. Lighting cracked 13 feet away from our tent, followed by a hail storm and 2 hours of a down pour. Of course not one of us recorded this storm. (Palm to face lol) But I’ll post some pictures. And i realized honestly I have a huge list of camping stuff we forgot.. I guess thats why they call it last minute.


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Whats your Alphabet look like?

A – Accept life changes

B – Be Brave!

C – Challenge Yourself 

D – Don’t be shy!

E – Explore Life

F – Face Your Fears

G – Give Back

H – Hand Write Thank You letters

I – Improve your intellect

J – Join a group

K – Kindness gets you farther

L – Laugh often, Love More

M – Make memories

N – Never give up

O – Open your mind

P – Patients, Practice, Pride

Q – Quench your wrist, and drink more water

R – Read regularly 

S – Smile often

T – Time to yourself is good

U – Unfortunate events, may before fortunate 

V – Volunteer more

W – Want it? Work for it.

X – Xperience a balanced life

Y – “You is kind. You is smart. You is important.” – Kathryn Stockett
(The Help)

Z – Zero Excuses, Just do it. 

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Sharing is caring

Well Hello!

I would like to introduce some of my favorite recipes I like to make

Breakfast: Banana Nut Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/2 cup (1 stick) softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 or 3 RIPE bananas mashed
2 cups flower
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 to 3/4 cup chocolate chips
1/2 to 3/4 pecans or walnuts
Your muffins will be all the more fabulous if your bananas are super ripe.


-Beat the SOFTENED butter and white sugar in a mixing bowl
until light and fluffy.
-Add the eggs and mashed bananas and mix well.
-Add the flour, baking soda, brown sugar, salt and vanilla and mix until blended.  Add chocolate chips and pecans and stir until well mixed.
-Spoon into paper muffin cups and place in a muffin pan.  Fill each muffin about 3/4 full.
-Bake at 375 degrees for 20-30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Dinner: Red beans & Rice
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-1 can of corns
-1/2 Package of kobasi
-Add all into rice cooker!

Appetizer: Caprese Salad

  • 2 cups Balsamic Vinegar
  • 3 whole Ripe Tomatoes, Sliced Thick
  • 12 ounces, weight Mozzarella Cheese, Sliced Thick
  •  Fresh Basil Leaves
  •  Olive Oil, For Drizzling
  •  Kosher Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper

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Blast at Mission Bay

We’re back and flying into action!

My family and I took our first vacation! We went camping or as my husband would say “lived in the walmart parking lot with a beach view” But i don’t care! We had tons of fun, Many drinks and many laughs! My daughter felt the same between her toes while mom & dad got burnt like lobsters!

Anyways! Let me tell you about this place went to, We both highly recommend it!

We camped at Campland on the Bay in Mission Bay,Ca! We had a Beach front view, extra room for T’s stuff and large area for the campfire! There was about 22 of us that went camping, We have 5 camping spots!

On the campsite itself there is many things to do such as Jetski, Boat, Kayak, Fishing, Paddle boat, Horseshoes, Skate park, Basketsball court, Beach Volleyball, Hang out at the bar, Go swimming in the pool, Tan on the beach, Night concerts, Friday & Saturday nights there is a night bike ride!

Campland on the Bay offers actitives to those ages 2-10 and this week they did sand castles and tie-dye shirts!

Fun places to visit while down there:

•Sea world is 3.7 Miles away

•Legoland is 28 miles away

•San Digeo Zoo is 10 miles away

•San Diego Padres Staduim is 11 miles away

•USS Midway Museum is 9.5 miles away

•Beach the feet away!



It’s been one hot minute!!

So Today, I am going to be talking about Outdoor Edcaution and Cell Phones. Last night on our Military spouses page some posted “Anyone who’s child is on the Outdoor Edcation trip receive a text from their child”

My eyes light up! WHAT, Cells phone at Outdoor Ed camp?? Who is their great mind okay-ed this!!! I went in 2009 as a student and 2011-2015 i went as a counselor and I was never allowed to have my phone. I left on a bus with my school, we have our teachers there, staff who worked at the site and High schoolers who were our counselors! We had many eyes on us at all times. With that being said, Yes some of cried because it was the first time away from our parents over night in s new area. But none of us going to take out a phone and have that be our “Security”! I was just blown away!

So i comment, “Stop being a helicopter parent, let your child be a child” And o received comments like: “Ashley good luck when you have a kid this age. Your immature comments tell me you have given birth and now know how to parent every kid at every age. I will pray you never know the fear of not hearing from or knowing where your child is. I will also pray when your child is a teen they cut you some slack and don’t embarrass you by doing something mortifying and every other “parent” on base judges their actions on your parenting” No this was the big event at school, this is what every 6th grader waited for! I made so many memories with friends from different school and my friends from school. We actually all get together often to catch up! I wasn’t worried about texting my mom!

So I Posted on my personal facebook, What, Cell phone at Outdoor edcation camp? and received comments like: “From a first time parents perspective, I would literally be in the parking lot all night long just waiting for my child if I can’t chaperone.

This world is very scary. Things are not like it was when we were growing up. If giving kids cell phone for emergency is what’s going to let these parents sleep then let them. Kids get sexually assaulted, bullied on these trips all the time, let them keep the phone on them so they know they have loving parents on the other end in case they can’t form a bond/relationship with anyone.

Don’t mean to lecture you and I’m sure you have a good reason for feeling the way you do but everyone is different.”

Honesty, Yes we own a farm already, Yes my husband still wants to teach my daughter how to change a tire, change her oil and the up keel of maintence on her car! Yes We won’t let her keep her face in front of a screen, Yes she will be shovling cow shit, Feeding the live stock, Milking the cows, completing eggs! Yes yes yes!!!! We will have our garden and she will help me with up keep! She will have responsibilities. And Yes sport of course! We have our daughter to play her heart out! Volunteer yes, My husband and I do twice a month. We are so for giving back to our community!

Yes this world has changed, If you don’t feel like the your child is safe, Build a relationship with their teacher, find out other parents who are going, chaperon yourself! But don’t take away a child’s time in something they have looked forward! Will I be worried, Nope. I will keep myself busy(Prob aly redoing my daughters room).