Ashley B

Ashley is originally from Dallas, Texas. She recently moved back to Texas and became a Houston resident with her husband and family after spending the last five years in New Orleans where she learned that Mardi Gras truly is the most magical time of the year. Ashley and her husband welcomed their first child in Summer 2017 and will welcome a second at the end of 2019. She first dabbled into blogging while in graduate school as she documented her experiences of exercising every day for a year – she has never met an exercise she doesn’t like but prefers training for half marathons and HIIT classes. Ashley currently works full-time as a project manager in managed care. During her free time, you can find her spending time outside with her husband, daughter, and Labrador, attempting a new fitness challenge, or finding a new dessert – it’s all about balance - which she shares about over on her blog Tennis Shoes and Tiaras.

The Kids’ Valentine’s Day Card:: Cute and Creative Ideas

Last year, I was that mom standing in the Valentine's Day card section of Target, the day before the class party, with only the gross candy options left. It was a total rookie mistake....

Friday Favorites:: Subscription Box Edition

For this round of Friday favorites, I thought I’d mix it up a bit! I love sharing what I love with people, and what's making my life easier at this moment, so this time...
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Freedom isn’t Free:: A Veterans Day Reflection

Veterans Day is November 11 each year. As the child of two retired US Navy parents, as the day arrives, my heart always swells up just a little bigger with pride thinking about my...

Friday Favorites:: Edition 8

Date Night Noshing A friend told me about Murray's Cheese a few months ago, I went and browsed but I wasn’t ready to pull the trigger. I finally did a few weeks ago and y’all!...

The Advantages of Living Close To Grandparents

Growing up, my family moved every few years so we never had the experience of living in close proximity to my grandparents. I remember treasuring the trips we went on to visit them and...

Quarantine Activities:: Laundry Stripping

A few weeks into quarantine, I stumbled upon the Mecca of IG profiles: @gocleanco. I’ve always considered myself a fairly clean person and I love order, but this woman takes it to a whole...

Why We Sent Our Toddler Back to Preschool in the Midst of a Pandemic

We sent our toddler back to preschool a week ago. It was literally the best decision we could’ve made for her. My only regret is not doing it sooner. Had you asked back in...

Celebrating Cinco de Mayo at Home

By now, most of us have been stuck in our homes for at least six weeks. We’ve played all the games, done all the activities, seen all the new Disney movies. Easter has come...

Texas Spring Break Destinations for Houston Families

It is already March. How did that happen? Spring Break is just around the corner. Maybe you're one of those parents who have had a trip planned out for months {that used to be...
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Black History Month:: African American Books for Toddlers

Representation is extremely important in our house.  In a world that frequently isn't very diverse, I take extra care to make sure my kids see themselves in everything we do, particularly in books and...
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