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'.


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 moment working on. 

I just feel guilty about time not spent with them and hope that one day they will understand.  I am going to try to make a better effort to organize my time so that there are special times just devoted to fun/play with them.  Wesley wants me to be able to eat with him one day and lunch and it doesn’t seem like too much to ask since I work at the school he attends, but it still has to be arranged so that I can make it happen.  Last year, I think it only happened once or twice.  The crazy schedule makes me just want to take my little family to a deserted island where nothing can interrupt “our” time together!  I know life happens and really I just need to embrace it, but it just stinks sometimes! 

How do you protect the time you have with your children?


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