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'.


Rocket ship shopping cart

Look Daddy, I'm driving a rocket ship!!

Grocery shopping with Owen has become a little more difficult as of late.  Owen used to sleep through the entire experience, which obviously made shopping quite a bit easier.

Owen is more active now which makes grocery shopping a little trickier, if not more entertaining.  Owen is big enough to ride in the kid’s seat in the shopping cart which is nice, but he also gets bored easily.  We can divert Owen’s attention by giving him things to hold: coupons, crinkly packages and small boxes generally keep Owen entertained.  However, this lasts about half of the shopping trip before Owen gets tired of the whole shopping trip and demands to be held.

I’m sure most moms out there have attempted to push a shopping cart full of groceries while holding a small child, so I’ll forgo the rhetorical question.  I was about to give up and just accept that this is how shopping was going to be.  Enter…the rocket ship shopping cart.

We went to the commissary last week and I a spotted shopping cart that looked like a rocket ship.  It had two seats in the front facing forward and it had two steering wheels.  Erin was a little concerned that Owen was too little to sit in a big boy seat like that; my default answer is always “I’m sure it will be fine”.  While Owen was a little unstable on the turns, he thought the steering wheel was great fun.  I think the biggest thing that Owen loved was that he was facing forward.  It’s understandable, as I would quickly tire of seeing my shirt for the entire shopping trip too.  Anyway, I think rocket ship shopping carts will be the norm for our future shopping trips.  Erin says I just like driving the rocket ship shopping cart, to which I reply “yeah, so?”

How is shopping with your baby?

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2 Comments on “Rocket ship shopping cart”

  • Sarah Moore Sarah Moore December 29th, 2010 8:24 pm

    Isaac is extremely jealous now that he has spied this photo, and is currently plotting how to sneak on base to ride in Owen’s infamous rocketship!

  • Paul Carey January 1st, 2011 12:06 pm

    Owen always needs a good co-pilot! We’ll keep the seat open for Isaac!

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