Ashley Hamershock

Ashley Hamershock
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Ashley Hamershock is a longtime reporter and editor who has worked for various newspapers, magazines and other organizations, including a decade at The Associated Press. She has covered presidents, CEOs and celebrities from Dolly Parton to the Dalai Lama. When time allows, she takes on freelance projects through her small business: www.seasonedscribe.com. And no matter how busy life gets, she makes time for family, friends and frequent travel.
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Simple Ways to Cultivate Kindness in Schools

Kindness. How can we raise the next generation to care about it? Perhaps it starts at home. But imagine the impact if it continued at school? Schools across the country are making kindness a priority. Just...
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Investing with Kids 101: Tackling the Stock Market

Want to give your kids a gift that will pay huge dividends over time? Teach them about investing. Let them try it while you’re still there to provide guidance. Allow them to make small mistakes...

Decluttering: Taking on the Monster

If you have no clutter in your life, move along — this post is not for you. (Well, perhaps you could leave us your tips in the comments.) For the rest of us, it's...
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Top Thanksgiving Recipes

My grandma loved to cook. In fact, she famously said the only thing she liked more than cooking was eating the food she had cooked. I never remember her using recipes—especially for the big...
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Father’s Day Deserves Love, Too!

Mother’s Day gets all the glory. Flowers. Brunches. Breakfast in bed. Hey… I’m not knocking it – I’m a mom, too! But what about Father’s Day? It’s a month later, but equally important. There...
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Organizing the Family’s Finances

So, you’ve organized your closet. And your basement storage area. Maybe even your pantry. Is it time to organize your finances? The idea for getting ahead is simple, really: Spend less. Save more. Decide what...
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Tips and Tricks for Better Sleep

When I was a kid, I could sleep anywhere. On sofas. In cars. On planes. In sleeping bags. Anywhere. These days? Not. So. Much. Since my first child was born 15 years ago, I’ve fallen hundreds...
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Tips and Tricks To Simplify Your Life

Do you ever dream of simpler times? I don’t know how it happened. We have dishwashers, washing machines, smart phones, robotic vacuums, wash-and-wear clothes, air fryers and electric pressure cookers. We have all the gadgets...

Mom Tips on How To Clean Like a Pro!

I have a friend who loves to clean. She loves to wash dishes, to do laundry and especially to sweep the floor. Once, she asked if she could come over and tidy up my...
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Fun Ideas for St. Patrick’s Day

A few years back, two friends and I met on St. Patrick’s Day for a green beer at a local Irish pub. I’ve known these ladies since our kids were in kindergarten together (they’re...