Being a #GirlMom has it’s ups and downs, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Have you read Part 1 yet? Be sure to take a gander before reading Part 2 today! Continue reading “Ashley Does: Why I Love Being A Girl Mom (Part 2)”
When I was growing up, I always knew I wanted to be a mom.
I had it all figured out: I would have three sons and then a daughter.
We would have lots of loud weekends full of sports games, the house would always be full of hungry boys, and I would get to be that mom who was beloved and spoiled by the men in her home.
Then, while I was busy making plans and God was giggling, I found out I was having a baby girl in the winter of 2007.
Well, wasn’t that a monkey wrench in my perfect plan? Continue reading “Ashley Does: Why I Love Being A Girl Mom (Part 1)”
In the past few weeks, I have learned a lot about my children.
Summer has begun, and aside from Vacation Bible School, we haven’t really had anything planned.
No lessons. No camps. No scheduled anything besides play dates and chores. And we have scaled way back on how much tech time the girls get, too.
It’s been a boring, low-tech summer, and it’s been incredibly eye-opening to me as their mother.
Continue reading “Ashley Does: What I’ve Learned During Our Low-Tech Summer (& A Printable!)”
I am just a mom.
Yes, I have an advanced degree, many marketable skills, and a strong work ethic.
But I chose a different path after my babies came.
And society isn’t so impressed by me. Continue reading “Ashley Does: Just A Mom”
A ragged, over-loved, no longer fuzzy stuffed moose named Moosey sits atop my daughter’s pile of clothes to pack for her first overnight trip with school.
He has been her constant companion for over 2 years now. They go everywhere together, he’s under her arm as she falls asleep at night, and she loves him fiercely.
This trip, however, is an uncertain one for Moosey. Continue reading “Ashley Does: The Moosey Dilemma – The Child Versus The Tween in My Daughter”
Every year you ask yourself the same question: What do I get Mom for Mother’s Day?
Let me help you make it really easy, shall I?
Being a mom myself, as well as the daughter of a mother, I have had a lot of time to think about this particular subject!
In the spirit of Mother’s Day, I’m featuring my favorite companies I have been introduced to by other mamas! These ladies are my friends and colleagues, the types of women who run their households and their businesses with passion. They are inspiring and I am so proud to be able to feature them here!
Without further ado: My roundup of fantastic Mother’s Day gift ideas that I think you will love! Continue reading “Ashley Does: Mother’s Day Gift Perfection”
It’s 2:30 in the afternoon and my house is the quietest it has been since 6:00 this morning.
That is when our four-year-old barged into our room, whimpering that she had lost a specific stuffed animal and that she would not be able to go back to sleep without it.
Since we are such great parents, we waved a hand in her general direction, mumbled that she was fine, and sent her back to bed. Continue reading “Ashley Does: Four-Year-Olds Never Stop Talking Ever No Matter What And You Can’t Make Them. So Here’s What I Do Instead.”