Ashley

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Hey World, I’m Having a Third Boy and It’s FINE

Hey World, I’m Having a Third Boy and It’s FINE

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Journey with me if you will, dear reader, to a typical day in the typical life of me. I'm entering or leaving somewhere (probably Publix), struggling with the weight of my already enormous six-month...

Screaming on a Jet Plane: Traveling Overseas with Kids

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When I tell people my husband's from Australia and that we lived there for several years, I think they imagine a life with a gorgeous, Chris Hemsworth-ian man on a beach surrounded by kangaroos,...

Baby-Led Weaning: The Good, the Bad and the Oh No, That Shirt’s Ruined

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Most of my parenting philosophy is based on my own crippling laziness and incompetence. I exclusively breastfed because I was able to and keeping bottles sterilized seemed really hard. I use disposable diapers because,...
The Dramas of Breastfeeding in Public

The Dramas of Breastfeeding in Public

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As I approach the halfway point of this pregnancy with my third child, it's finally starting to sink in that there will most likely be a tiny baby in my house in a few...

‘I’m So Much Older Than I Can Take’: Reflections on Turning 30

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In a few short days, I'll be turning 30. The big 3-0. And I'm quietly or, I guess, not so quietly freaking out about it. You, dear readers, are now split up into two camps....

Saving Money vs. Saving Time: Time for the Win!

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As a semi-only child (one brother seven years older) with parents too wise/lazy to over schedule my childhood with activities, I'm someone who likes having free time. The way I spend that free time...
When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go To Plan

When Your Birth Plan Doesn’t Go To Plan

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Today is, coincidentally, my older son Jack’s fourth birthday. Later on we will eat massive quantities of sushi and cake (amazing combo) and I will reflect on our time together so far, particularly the...

Third Time…Maybe Not a Charm

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Does there really need to be another baby here? I want to have a third baby. I WANT to have a third baby, people. It's taken me a while to admit that. To actually say the words...

Best Chattanooga Family Indoor Activities to Help You Survive the Winter

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Being a mom during the winter months can be rough. Chapped lips, runny noses and an endless supply of lost hats can drive even the most together mama to the brink of insanity. To make...