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Halloween on Vermont Avenue; A West Asheville Tradition

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Neighbors in West Asheville are banding together to assemble the 3rd closing of the popular street for children and families who gather for Trick or Treating this Halloween. Vermont Avenue will be barricaded and manned by volunteers to assure safety and convenience for the trick or treaters and residents. Candy donations are also being gathered at local businesses and through online donations to supplement the houses who are hit the hardest by the thousands of children who arrive.

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Asheville’s Greatest Free Paper for Kids Seeks a New Way

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Asheville Flyer for Kids has added a crowd-funding campaign to their traditional ad sales model for raising money to print their fun, free monthly paper that's just for kids, and completely unique to Asheville.

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Keeping A Toddler Busy: Busy Bags

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If you are a momma like me, you have a "To-Do" list made out every single day, but with a little one clinging to your leg, that list hardly ever gets accomplished. In my desperation to just be able to entertain my one-year-old and get some chores done around the house, I searched Pinterest and found a slew of things to make to keep my little one busy. They call them "Busy Bags" the greatest mom idea EVER if you ask me. Basically, you take a few household items, create a game or activity out of them and 'bada-bing' you have hours worth of fun. Forget going out and buying a brand new thirty dollar toy, try these!

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I’m not selfish – I don’t want children

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There is a huge push in our society to raise children, especially here in the South. Most women are born and bred to go to school, get married, and have children - in that order. Sometimes I feel like we have been raised in such a society that you may not realize that you have been predestined for a certain track in life, and you don't question that trail - you just take it. Being a mom is often proclaimed to be the most important job in the world - and I'm not here to dispute that fact. Without my own parents, my mom especially, I would not be here today. However, just because my parents made the decision to procreate and bring another child into this world, does not mean that I have any obligation to do so myself. 

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15 Reasons To Not Have Children

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I know I know, children are the greatest thing since sliced bread. Well, now that I think about it, since kids were around before sliced bread, would that make them the best things... ever? I digress.

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Asheville Community Children’s Chorus Auditions

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The Asheville Community Children's Chorus will be holding auditions starting March 27 - April 6th in search of new members. The chorus is open to any/all children living in/around the Asheville community, who are ages 9-14, and have an interest in singing. The Asheville Community Children's Chorus puts on concerts of their own throughout the year and also provides many performance opportunities for its members around our community. 

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Dance Your Diaper Off 3

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Asheville Flyer for Kids, the fun, free, monthly paper just for kids is having another party at The Mill Room, just for the kids and parents of Asheville!  On Sunday March 16th from 2pm to 5pm there will be a festive dance party happening to celebrate...  nothing in particular! It is hosted & produced by Asheville Flyer for Kids.

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Getting Baby To Sleep With Yoga

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As I have been embarking on my yoga teacher training this year, I have decided to try to use what I learn and apply it to helping my little guy sleep. I mean, you can use yoga for anything, right? Even helping babies sleep? I sure hope so.

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8 Awesome Activities for Toddlers in Asheville

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As it is still the very fresh beginning of a new year, it still seems appropriate to begin the year with another "best of 2013" list. For me and this little family of mine, 2013 has been the year of new activities to entertain and teach my ever explorative toddler. This year has seen me spend countless hours researching where to take my little one on new, fun and hopefully affordable activities. Below, is my summery of my top toddler activities in the Asheville area (that we've had the chance to experience):

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The Key to Staying Sane as a Stay at Home Mom

Staying Sane as a Stay At Home Mom

As a new mother, I have found what I believe to be the key to unlocking my sanity as a stay at home mom (SAHM). Now it seems to be a no-brainer, but before, I really had a hard time with this. No, I am not a supermom however hard I try; and no, I am not full of all the wisdom in the world when it comes to “mommyhood”.

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