Ashley Mozingo

Hi everyone! My name is Ashley, and I am a stay at home mom to two girls, Paislee, 3 and Keely, 1. My husband is in the Coast Guard, and is currently stationed at a Coast Guard unit on Camp Lejune. We have been married for five years now and have spent two of those years in Alaska, where Paislee was born, and two in Maine, where we had Keely. We were lucky to get stationed here in 2012, and call North Carolina "home". We were both born and raised in different cities in eastern North Carolina, and we are super excited to get to spend some time here with our girls and introduce them to some of our favorite places that we had as children. Before I met my husband, I attended East Carolina University, where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Communications. I have a love for writing, and a huge passion for being a mom, so I am thrilled to have the opportunity to write about my experiences and exciting moments of this rocky ride that we all call 'Motherhood'.


MomTalk Farewell

On behalf of Onslow Memorial Hospital, we would like to extend a special thank you to everyone who has been involved with our MomTalk program and used it as a resource over the years. We hope it has provided valuable information and guidance to parents and families in our Onslow community and beyond. We are very fortunate to have had such passionate local mom bloggers willing to share their meaningful experiences, advice and support.As of October, the MomTalk program has been suspended. Although we will no longer actively maintain the website or feature new blog content, we invite you to visit (or revisit) our past blog posts that will remain on our website. For additional resources, Onslow Memorial will continue …


See you later, alligator!

Hi Friends!  It is with sadness that I announce that this is my final blog here with you all at Cuddlebugs!  I first started here in July 2013 and I have shared the first words, steps, and many other sweet memories of my little girl who is now a toddler!  Kayleigh-bug will be 21 months old this week—my how the time has flown!   Although, it took forever to get pregnant this time around, it seems just like yesterday that I found out that I was pregnant.   I have enjoyed sharing the experiences from my crazy little family of four!  I hope that somehow what I have shared …


Farewell Blog

I started blogging with Momtalk over a year ago and it has been a great journey. I have learned a lot from fellow moms and hope I have helped other along the way. My hope was to spread parenting info., resource discuss community events and to help create a support for parents. It is a tough job that is never ending and constantly changing. I always wanted to add a little humor to my pieces but wasn’t always able to do so. To recap my favorite blog…I am Pink!…my daughter was telling me about another little girl and was describing her and said she was black, meaning her hair color. I told I thought it was interesting her description and …


Moments of Mommy Guilt

My “Mommy Guilt” has returned full-fledged and I can’t seem to shake it.  Since school (both where I work and grad school) began only a few weeks ago, it seems that I am on a rollercoaster that hasn’t stopped.  Every night has some meeting or activity and there just seems to be no down time to simply enjoy time with the kids.  This week alone, there is Sunday night Awanas, Monday night Zumba, Tuesday night Soccer practice, Wednesday night Boy Scouts, Thursday night PTA meeting, and Saturday morning PTA yard sale and soccer game.  Also, this doesn’t include my work for classes that I spend every waking …


Keeping the Pounds Off

As the weather gets cooler and the season is filled with my favorite flavors of pumpkin and spice I look to a mom group for motivation. It is amazing that that the park can be filled with great exercise for the girls and me. I have been fortunate to meet other moms at the park that are part of a great workout group. As the girls get older they can now join me with my yoga workouts. It warms my heart and I am really looking forward to the ab group challenge this week. I use to love doing abs, but with my abdominal surgeries have found it really hard to do them. A little motivation goes a long way.

It …



This weekend my Grandfather won his battle with cancer, and went home to be with Jesus, where he was healed.

He was diagnosed with kidney cancer at the beginning of this year, and unable to receive much treatment for it due to his age and health, his battle came to an end much sooner than we were expecting. Along with his death came the normal things that come with any death–a funeral, a burial, and a lot of grieving. I had not even thought about how I would handle these moments with two young children, beforehand.

We are very honest with our kids and always have been. There isn’t much that I will …


Morning Routine

Early mornings can be tough when you have little ones to get out the door! I have never been much of a morning person, but since the girls have started going to school, I’ve had to step up to the challenge. 

Last year, I found myself and my oldest daughter fighting almost every morning. We fought over EVERYTHING. What she was going to wear, how she would wear her hair, what she was eating for breakfast, etc. It was exhausting, and the worst part was dropping her off at school after we had spent the last hour arguing. I hated leaving her that way, so I knew that something had to change. …


Big Girl Rooms

With plans to add another member to our family in the possibly near future, our thoughts have recently been drifting to big girl rooms. 

I always wanted my kids to have their own bedrooms, so they can have their own private space–their own safe haven to escape to when they need quiet time (I know, what’s that?). In our current home, we have enough rooms where each child would still be able to have their own room if we were to have another baby, but that would leave us without a playroom/guest room. So, we have a big decision to make. Right now, each girl has her own room, and then we …


Grocery Shopping with a Toddler

With toddlers the most simplest things can turn in to wild adventures such as a trip to the grocery store.  Kayleigh doesn’t enjoy riding in the front of the cart.  She constantly tries standing up and she screams if you buckle her in.  She occasionally will ride in the cart, but then you have to fight her off the food because she is eating it before you can even buy it.  The other day she was pulling grapes out of the bag as fast as she could (unwashed of course) and she was also trying to bite the cucumber and banana through the peeling.  I mean, one …



Last weekend the girls and I got to participate in our very first surprise birthday party!!

My husbands’ Aunt celebrated a big milestone birthday last week, so the family decided to get together and throw her a surprise party to celebrate! I had no clue how big of a production it was to pull a woman away from all of her duties and how hard it was going to be to surprise her, but we pulled it off! She has three sons who were all involved, along with her husband, in getting her out of the house. Her sons were actually at the house when she left and were able to time …


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Scary Season

Since having children I have always dreaded this season. The season of sickness. One of all moms biggest fears….

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