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'.


A new pet

I would have to say that my husband and I are completely different, but we are a lot alike too–is that possible? It may not make much sense but it’s possible!

When we make trips to Jacksonville, sometimes we like to stop at the pet store to let the girls see all of the animals. They have the pets cages open where you can interact with a lot of them, and we all just love playing with and visiting them. This is fun, but not easy when you are a pet lover. We’ve came out numerous times wanting to get a new pet. A few weeks ago I left very attached to a rabbit. I came home and did my research and decided that a rabbit was not the right pet for us, at least not at the moment.

We would also love to have a dog. I want my kids to grow up with pets, and to me a dog is the perfect friend and pet for a child, but they are also a LOT of work and require a lot of time and attention, and most of my time and attention these days goes to my kids. We also travel a lot, and dogs cannot be left alone even for just a day or two. So as tempting as a dog is, we are trying to be responsible and wait a few years before we get a dog.

After our trip to the pet store this weekend, we fell in love with two cockatiels that were in the store. They were about four months old and so friendly. We left without them though and I didn’t think much about them after that. The next day my husband came to me and told me that he needed me to talk him out of something. He really wanted the bird. He really wanted both of the birds. Turns out, I’m not really good at talking him out of stuff that I want too, so we went to the pet shop and now we have a new pet bird. We did only get one because we wanted the bird to bond with us better and he wouldn’t do that with another bird in the cage with him.

Needless to say, we probably shouldn’t make any trips to the pet store for a while since we are both the same when it comes to animals and we just can’t say no! 

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