Author Archive | Ashley

Mom's Summer Reading List

Mom’s Summer Reading List

Recently, I’ve realized that I’m happiest when I have a book to read. Like basically every other human being under the age of 70, I have a crippling addiction to my phone. A few short minutes of quiet with nothing to look at leaves my junkie brain screaming for some kind of stimulation. If I […]

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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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