Author Archives: Ashlee

taking a leap.

Once upon a time, I sat down at my computer and started a blog. I had no idea what I was doing. Over the years, writing here became exhilarating, calming, necessary for my mental health. If I felt stressed out, I … Continue reading

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re-use the pan: a simple tip from blue apron.

I am the furthest thing from a professional chef. Really, truly, deeply. I consider spaghetti and chicken tacos to be Very Good Meals. I don’t know how to chop things the “right” way. I stick everything in the food processor … Continue reading

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happy birthday, Carson!

In keeping with the “second baby” cliche, I am one whole month late on blogging anything for Carson’s birthday. We had a sweet, small party, complete with Chipotle and margaritas and no less than 100 tears shed from the birthday … Continue reading

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when you say your dreams out loud.

____ November 8, 2013 I am in the shower, daydreaming as usual, taking full advantage of eight quiet minutes standing under hot water. Somewhere between combing minty conditioner through the ends of my hair and drizzling body wash all over … Continue reading

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the year we didn’t sleep.

We didn’t see it coming, and that’s where the problem began. You see, it all boils down to one little word: expectations. And when your first kid sleeps through the night at three months like it ain’t no thing, well, that’s … Continue reading

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