Author Archives: Ashlee

on getting dressed and keeping our sanity.

One of my dear friends recently removed half her daughter’s wardrobe from the closet. “She won’t wear any of it!” she tells me in my kitchen on a Thursday afternoon, exasperated. “She only wants to wear Elsa leggings and cat shirts. … Continue reading

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keeping her valentine.

I ask the same questions every time. “How was your day, sweetheart?” “What did you learn about?” “Who did you play with?” “What did you have for snack?” The ride home from preschool is only four minutes long, so we … Continue reading

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on writing terribly, bathhouses, and a blogging crisis.

I recently used a couple babysitting hours to visit a bathhouse. If you don’t know what a bathhouse is, don’t worry, I didn’t either until I showed up. Asha Urban Baths is new in town, and when I saw their … Continue reading

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the things she can do in a year.

“I think we should just get bunk beds now,” my husband says nonchalantly on a Wednesday evening. I am throwing toy cars into their allotted basket, a futile effort that will surely be undone within the hour. “But what if … Continue reading

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on fear, criticism, scraps, and feasts.

I have recently become obsessed with reading Amazon book reviews. It’s a normal thing I do now, like checking my bank account or reading The Skimm. At least once or twice a week, I sit in bed with my laptop, … Continue reading

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