If you’re a long-time reader of the blog, you might be thinking Uh, Ashley hates throwing elaborate parties, and she’s all about doing bare minimum parenting – why is she trying to get us to throw a St. Patrick’s Day party? And if you’re thinking that, then yes, you would (normally) be correct!
If you’ve ever been stressed out by the stack of papers piled high on your kitchen counter, Mama, I feel you. Motherhood is filled with laundry, stinky diapers, and constantly trying to convince our goblins kids to eat something other than mac ‘n cheese. Really, it’s no surprise that things like organizing paperwork fall low […]
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m a terrible multi-tasker, and I hate the word “busy”. I get overwhelmed and stressed very easily, and I work hard to continually reevaluate where my time and energy goes. I firmly believe that I can’t do and be all the things, even though society would lead me to […]
The end of the year always creates feelings of nostalgia, but the end of a decade feels even more significant, especially when you’re trying to choose your word of the year. So naturally, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about where I was ten years ago…
Stress has, sadly, become a normal part of our daily lives. Our fast-paced world celebrates increased productivity at the risk of our health and mental sanity, and Christmastime is a perfect example of that. I wish we didn’t even have to talk about this, but managing holiday stress needs to become a normal part of […]
Christmas is here, and with it comes so many feelings and mixed emotions. Though we dream of a perfect Christmas filled with love, memories, family, and friendship, the holidays are rarely perfect. The pressure to create the perfect Christmas can be a heavy mental burden, especially for moms. Family Christmas traditions are a wonderful part […]
Even though I’m far too much of a hot mess to ever be a “Type A” mom, I’ve always been a list-maker. As a child, I journaled daily, which I now see helped me process information and remember important details. I often journaled in a bulleted format, listing out what I had done each day […]
Stocking stuffers are a majorly underrated part of Christmas and gift-giving. Gifts don’t have to be expensive to be valuable and special, and stockings provide the perfect opportunity to surprise others with little items they forgot they wanted or needed. In our family, we follow the 4-gift rule (want, need, wear, and read) for presents, […]