Author Archive | Ashley

Meatless Mondays

Meatless Mondays: Veggie Chili with Homemade Tortilla Chips and Portobello Mushroom Cheeseburgers with Crispy Chickpeas {Series}

When I was growing up, the only times I ever consumed a ‘meatless’ meal was by accident, like cheese pizza or peanut butter sandwiches or that time I ate half a can of chocolate frosting for lunch. I wasn’t consciously foregoing meat for health or ethical reasons, just craving something cheesy or sugary with no discernible nutritional […]

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Families with Pets sometimes feel the Guilt| Chattanooga Mom's Blog

Dear Dog, Sorry We Hate You

  Dear Lola, Let’s just get this out of the way: you’re a dog. And on top of that, you’re pretty stupid. The other night I asked your dad if he thought you were just somehow dumber than normal dogs, as you stared at me blankly after I yelled at you for the third time […]

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Stories of Love: Long Distance Runaround

Ten years ago, when I was 20, I traveled overseas for the first time to study abroad in London. I chose London because I love the Rolling Stones and I’m too dumb to learn another language, so it seemed like as good a place as any. One night in early November, two girls I didn’t […]

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Baby-led Weaning-The Good, The badand the oh no, thatshirt's ruined

Baby-Led Weaning: The Good, the Bad and the Oh No, That Shirt’s Ruined

Most of my parenting philosophy is based on my own crippling laziness and incompetence. I exclusively breastfed because I was able to and keeping bottles sterilized seemed really hard. I use disposable diapers because, as much as I love the idea of not contributing a billion dirty diapers to landfills, I can barely manage to […]

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