Ashley Does: Surviving Spring Break

This mom thing, man.

Some days you’re killing it. Some days you’re doing your best to hide in the bathroom.

Right now we are drudging through the trench that is Spring Break.

I know there are a lot of parents out there jumping for joy, excited to spend a full week with all of their little ones home or vacationing or whatever else. This is an amazing, magical week for you.

This post is not for you, friend. I love you and your enthusiasm for Full On Mommy/Daddy Mode, but this post is for those of us struggling to stay above water this week. And not start drinking before noon.
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Ashley Does: Meal Planning

One question strikes fear into the heart of many family cooks:

What’s for dinner?

I tell you, that question was the bane of my existence for a long time. Right up until I found meal planning.

I know, I know. Meal planning? Really? I can’t get behind that stuff.

It means research, and shopping, and knowing what I’m going to cook for an entire week – or in my case, month! I can’t make that kind of commitment! I like to eat out. I am not that creative. What if I get bored?  It’s too hard.

Guess what, y’all.

I am doing you a solid writing to you about this today. Learn from me! (Lord, please let there be at least one reader out there who has seen Fired Up and just read that in Nick’s voice. Amen.) Continue reading “Ashley Does: Meal Planning”

Ashley Does: Planning

If you have been reading my blog for any amount of time, you know that I tend to be a bit on the scatterbrained side.

Choose a theme? No thanks.
Choose a life topic? Not gonna happen.
Post twice a week every week? Ummmm, I’ll try?

The problem is, I have too many things going on in my life that take up space in my brain. Kids’ information mostly, but also to-do lists, chores, schedules, work trips, family dinners, my precious Netflix and Hulu original series….

Important stuff, y’all. Continue reading “Ashley Does: Planning”

Ashley Does: Anxiety Girl vs The Holy Spirit

Our pastor tells us that if we don’t have questions about our faith, we aren’t doing it right.

Good to know I am doing it so right.

I’ve had the same question for the last 6 months: How can I tell the difference between a feeling or word from the Holy Spirit and my run-of-the-mill anxiety? Which feeling do I follow? How do I know, Lord? Continue reading “Ashley Does: Anxiety Girl vs The Holy Spirit”