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'.

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Five Minutes Peace, Anyone?

Not sure if you have ever read the book, Five Minutes Peace.  My guess, is probably not since it is a children’s book.  Anyways, it’s about a Mommy to several elephants who follow her everywhere from the kitchen to the bathroom and all she wants if five minutes to herself.  I couldn’t help but laugh as I read this book the other day to my kids because I could so relate to this Mom.  As I am writing this, my daughter is laying against my arm helping me with my workout as I try to type each letter.

When we go to the grocery store, it’s all I can do to get her to stay in her cart.  She generally wants to stand and hold on to me as we go down the aisles or she wants me to hold her.  When I go into the pantry, I have to turn around and encourage her to move from in front of the door so as not to step on her.  She is literally under my heels wherever I go.  If I go to the restroom and even close the door she still comes barging in and sits down on the stool next to the sink to have a chat.  While sometimes it can be very frustrating and a bit overwhelming, I know that one day when my babies grow up and move out, that I will have more time that I want to myself.  I will miss these days of no alone time.

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2 Comments on “Five Minutes Peace, Anyone?”

  • Sharon Knosky August 11th, 2014 3:58 pm

    I am right there with ya! I haven’t read the book, but I often feel that way myself and then I too think about what I am going to do with all my time when my babies grow up!

  • Natalie Caddell August 13th, 2014 10:14 am

    It must just be a Mommy thing! We will have to find a hobby or something with all the spare time we will have when they’re grown!

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