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Author Archive | Ashley


A Letter To Our Hurricane Hosts

To Our Gracious Hurricane Florence Hosts, I met your family four years ago while we were visiting my husband’s aunt and uncle (your parents). Even though we have not seen each other since then, you did not hesitate when we called and asked if we could wait out the storm at your house. Since we […]

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Closet Cleanup: A Father's Day Surprise

Closet Cleanup: A Father’s Day Surprise

Dilemma: Messy Closet Occasion: Father’s Day Opportunity: My husband’s business trip Solution: Closet Cleanup for a Father’s Day surprise Neither my husband nor I are what you would call fashionable (unless it’s fashionably late, then yes! That is my husband!). Our clothing choices are based on functionality. His mostly business casual for work, and mine: […]

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To the Moms Who Came Before Me. . .

To the Moms Who Came Before Me. . .

Warm smells. That’s what I remember about my childhood visits to my grandparents’ house. Every morning, my grandma made me breakfast: oatmeal with a spoon full of honey and a pinch of salt. If I was lucky, I would also get a handful of fresh strawberries from Grandpa’s garden. Or perhaps a slice of Grandma’s […]

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Mr. Gator, My Kids, and Me: A Hiking Adventure

The sun was warm on our faces, and the leaves crunched beneath our feet. We were happily chatting away, finding fallen trees to climb on and bugs to observe. My son, daughter, and I were on an adventure.                                 I’m not always so adventurous on solo (meaning me and the kiddos) road trips, but since […]

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4 Audiobooks to Share with Your Daughters

Even before I learned how to read, I loved stories. My mom had a magical way of sharing stories. If asked, she would say her love of stories came from being read to by her grandma, a retired school teacher, who would do all the different book character voices. Now that I’m an adult, I […]

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6 things I never experienced before Charleston

6 Things I Never Experienced Before Charleston

The first time I visited Charleston, I was very pregnant. We received the unexpected news that my husband’s job was being transferred to South Carolina early one Monday morning. Having never been to Charleston, we jumped in the car, and five hours later started exploring our soon-to-be community. Although living in Charleston was never a […]

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