By Ashley Devonish | Category: Family Focus, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Every year, more than half a million babies are born too soon in the United States. Our country’s premature birth rate has risen by 36 percent over the last 25 years. That’s serious cause for concern.
Premature birth costs society more than $26 billion a year and takes a high toll on families. Babies born just a few weeks early are at risk of severe health problems and lifelong disabilities. Premature birth is the number 1 killer of newborns.
The March of Dimes wants to help and I thought this was a cute idea so I wanted to share it. Basically this site will make a customizable bracelet with your baby’s picture on it (or any picture for that matter) and ship it to you. The bracelet cost $5, and $2 of that goes to the March of Dimes.
Here is the link if you want to check it out: www.bandabout.com/shop/marchofdimes
You upload your picture or pictures and then drag them to the graphic of the bracelet, then checkout.
Every little bit helps in the fight against Premature Births.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Family Focus, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Thursday, October 31, 2013
Vampire Dom would like to wish you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!
Have fun and be safe
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Activities with Kids, Creating a Home, It Worked 4 Me, Recipes & Kitchen Tips, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Pumpkin Bread in a Jar Recipe
- 1 Cup of Apple Butter
- 2 Cups of Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 Cup of Sugar
- 3 Cups of Flour (or Gluten Free All Purpose Flour)
- 1 15oz Can of Pumpkin
- 2 Eggs
- 1 Tbsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 2 Tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 1 Tsp Baking Soda
- 12-24 Half Pint Jars
- 2 Tubs Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting (or your favorite Cream Cheese Frosting)
Preheat the oven to 375*.
In a large mixing bowl, mix all the ingredients together in order until dough forms.
At this point you can either use 12 Half Pint Jars sprayed with non stick baking spray and 1 bread loaf pan, or you can use 24 Half Pint Jars.
Pour the batter in leaving about 1 1/2 inches at the top of the jars for room to rise.
This will bake in the oven for 45 minutes- 1 hour or until the bread takes shape. I usually do the standard toothpick or fork test, to be sure no dough comes out on the toothpick.
Let these completely cool then serve with Cool Whip Cream Cheese Frosting.
I typically will use a Wilton 1M tip and cake decorating bag to do the frosting. Garnish with a little cinnamon.
Enjoy! This recipe is so yummy and easy. Makes great gifts too.
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Creating a Home, Family Focus, Favorite Lists, Hot New Finds, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Friday, October 11, 2013
So on Wednesday I posted my favorite fall finds for boys and now its the girls turn. I hope to one day have a daughter to dress!
So much fun looking for little girl clothes!
By Ashley Devonish | Category: Family Focus, Favorite Lists, Hot New Finds, Surprize Me!, The Journey of Motherhood | Posted Wednesday, October 9, 2013
I know I have mentioned this before but my husband is an amazing dresser. So for him (and I guess me too) it is important that we pass on this fabulous sense of style on to our son Dominic. Although sometimes I think it would incredibly hilarious if he grew up to be a carefree hippie who could care less about clothes and fashion.
Here are some of my favorite fall finds for toddler boys (girl favorites post will be on Friday)
Duck Boots (I wish it got cold enough here for these)
(perfect for fall weather before Winter)
Basically I love everything right now at The Gap and H&M. They have some really adorable stuff right now.