Ashley Grounds

Ashley is a stay-at-home mom to a precious baby boy and one very ornery Goldendoodle. She recently moved back to her hometown and is busy remembering all the ins and outs of small-town life while seriously missing the convenience of downtown living. She loves writing, yoga, and long walks with her Dude (the Goldendoodle).

Dry January: A Recap

  For the first time since turning 21 (aside from pregnancy), I went 25 days without drinking alcohol. Does that sound shocking to you? Or, does it feel pretty normal? The CDC says that women should...

What’s Poppin’? It’s National Popcorn Day on January 19th!

Popcorn. It seems people either love it or hate it, but it is one of the most popular snacks around. You might associate it with dark theaters, sporting events, and county fairs, but I’m...

National Family Literacy Month

Many moons ago, before I became the wiper of snotty noses and stinky butts, I was a wide-eyed college student majoring in English Literature. I truly believed that a liberal arts degree would make...

Two under Two—My Thoughts Two Months In

I have been thinking about writing this post since before our second son was even born. I just had so many emotions swirling in my brain that I knew I’d just have so much...

What “Self-Care” Means to Me as a Mom

Self-care. Something of a buzzword right now, huh? As someone who once worked in marketing, I both love and hate buzzwords. However, self-care, in itself is a great idea. It is a wonderful thing...

Being Fulfilled. What If Being a SAHM Is All I’m Supposed to Do?

  I have always been a dreamer. I love a good goal setting session, a vision board, or just a few hours alone with my thoughts to spin myself an entirely new or improved life....

Cinco de Mayo—What It Is(And Isn’t) and Where to Celebrate!

You’ve probably been celebrating Cinco de Mayo for years. Be honest—everyone loves a good excuse to down a few margaritas and that creamy queso dip! But, are you doing it correctly? And, do you...

Can We Stop Scaring Pregnant Women Yet?

Sushi. Wine. Kitty Litter. Lunch meat. Runny eggs. Rare steak. Know this list? If you’ve been pregnant, you probably do. It’s just a few of the things pregnant women are advised against. While I’m...

10 Tips for Surviving Winter with an Infant

My son was born last January. If you can remember (#mombrain), it was cold. Like -12 degrees the day he was born kinda cold. That means I am well versed in the art of...
Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Indianapolis Winter Bucket List

Santa and his reindeer have flown away, Elf On The Shelf has gone back into hiding, and your home may be strewn with new toys and wrapping paper, but that doesn’t mean it’s time...

How a 30 Day Shopping Fast Led Me to My Real Passions

Capsule wardrobe. Minimalism. Curated home. These aren’t “new” concepts, but thanks to Instagram and fashion bloggers they are currently trending. After the birth of my son, I knew I needed to downsize my closet...
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