Calling all writers

I am working on something new and would love to have perspectives from all walks of life and from all around the world. This project is focusing on female empowerment and the many different ways that can look. Please send me an email at ashley@avodkakindofmom.com if you would like more information. Much Love, Ashley

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What I hope my children take from me

I will be completely honest with you, during the past semester Cash only went to school for 3 hours a day and then both Cash and Tate went to the daycare at our gym for 3-4 hours a day; however, every time I drop them off at the gym daycare I feel like I have … Continue reading What I hope my children take from me

Judging

I want to address an issue we’ve all faced and that’s judging. The kind of judging I want to talk about today is mom judging. You know what I’m talking about, you go to school drop off/pick up, the playground, a Christmas program, Pinterest, Instagram, etc. and you get those looks and those comments that cut … Continue reading Judging

Things We’ve Learned While Talking to Empowered Women

Today's guest post is from The Passionista Project. If you haven't already go check out their IG, website, and podcast (which goes live today). We spend the better part of our days interviewing, researching and connecting with inspiring women for The Passionistas Project Podcast. We sit with women from all disciplines and walks of life … Continue reading Things We’ve Learned While Talking to Empowered Women

How to be Friends with Other Women

Have any of you ever found it difficult to be friends with other women? When I was a teenager and young adult I found it extremely difficult, however, I've come to learn that was my fault because of my own insecurities. As I've become a mother and become more mature I've worked extremely hard to … Continue reading How to be Friends with Other Women

My Favorite Bechdel Movies

What is the Bechdel Test? It's a simple test which follows three criteria: (1) it has to have at least two women in it, who (2) talk to each other, about (3) something besides a man. You may think this is an easy thing to do but it's actually not done often enough! Anyway, I … Continue reading My Favorite Bechdel Movies

Support. Who Gives it and Who Expects it?

I have had a few discussions in my psychology class about support in relationships. It's been interesting to hear who gives support and who expects it. Along with these discussions we have been researching the topic and everything I'm finding is extremely interesting to me. According to psychologists, women and girls are taught to do … Continue reading Support. Who Gives it and Who Expects it?

I Would Rather Not Be Alone

Go read this article from the Washington Post. I'm sorry if you're sick of seeing posts like this but it needs to be seen every fucking day. We all need to be reminded of how much trauma these children went through. How this tragedy will affect them for the rest of their lives. How they … Continue reading I Would Rather Not Be Alone

Teen Vogue

Teen Vogue is doing everything right in my book lately. They have been talking about the issues that matter and don't show any signs of backing down anytime soon! They are getting political and teaching these kids it's okay to be educated and why it's important. The most recent post was about the Florida Shooting, … Continue reading Teen Vogue

7 Scintillating Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom

Today we have a guest post from Shehnaz Kadri: Needless to say, a mother is one of the most beautiful personalities in one’s life. Her birthday is a perfect occasion to celebrate her love and affection towards you. One can take this opportunity to exhibit your love towards his or her mom. Therefore, it is very … Continue reading 7 Scintillating Birthday Gift Ideas for Mom