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Archive for January 2017


Ok, so I am aware that you can┬ájust take first letters from words and make anything an acronym, but I assure you that this is actually worthy of its own acronym. Single-parent-long-distance-dating. We did this for 6 months and many people asked us why. Why choose to date someone far when dating as a single…

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Hot Mess

Single Parent Long Distance Dating. I must say this turned out to be a very interesting experience. But let’s start from the top. I’m going to just rip this off like a band-aid. How did we meet? Christian Mingle. Yes, that’s right, an online dating website. When you find yourself 30 (ok, near 30 at…

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Our Beautiful Chaos

Beautiful Chaos is a term I started using years ago. When I married the first time, I married young. It was part of the plan, remember? I also began to have children young. In July of 2011, I became the mommy of twin girls! Thirteen months later, my son was born. Nineteen months later, I…

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Beauty From Ashes

Where should I even begin? How about with a greeting? Hi. Hello. My name is Ashley. I am 30 years old. I am divorced. I have four children, 5 years old and younger. I was a teacher turned stay at home mom, turned┬ábaker, turned small business owner, turned stay at home mom. And in all…

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