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Ashley B

Ashley is originally from Dallas, Texas. She recently moved back to Texas and became a Houston resident with 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 have two children (2017 and 2019) and will welcome a third in Fall 2021. She first dabbled into blogging back in 2014 while in graduate school as she documented her experiences of exercising every day for a year. 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 and kids, attempting a new fitness challenge, or finding a new dessert – it’s all about balance - which she shares about over on her blog www.tennisshoesandtiaras.com

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...
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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...

Houston’s Family Friendly Mardi Gras Events & Activities to Do at Home

Laissez les bons temps rouler! Let the good times roll with the family in tow this February. This past August, we moved to the Houston area after spending five years in New Orleans.  As we...

When Your Spouse Isn’t Home For The Holidays

It’s approaching that time of the year. People are hustling and bustling around, buying Christmas gifts, attending holiday parties, checking off to-do lists, and thinking of which family members they don’t want to see....

Momfession:: I Love Christmas Cards

My husband and I have been married for a little over five years. Every single year I look forward to taking a picture, whether having a friend snap something quickly or a professional shoot,...

Weekend Adventures as a Solo Parent

My two year old and I spend lots of one-on-one time together. My husband works long hours, sometimes up to 70 a week, which means we have lots of evenings and weekends, and sometimes...