Happy Father’s Day

I have been trying to write this father's day post for over an hour and nothing seems to be coming out right or sounding how I want so I'm sorry about that. This will just be a short and sweet post. I just wanted to tell all the fathers out there Happy Father's Day, especially … Continue reading Happy Father’s Day

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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

Be True To You

This goes along with the previous post of mom judging but more so looking at yourself. Like I said in the previous post you see all these interesting Instagram moms, perfect Pinterest moms, and your friends' snapshots of their amazing lives daily. The issue is none of this is true. Let me repeat that, NONE … Continue reading Be True To You

Messages To Women

We need to be and raise women who are confident and self-reliant; however, the messages we send to women in our society are harmful.  How are we raising women that are harmful to our society you may ask. What are we specifically doing that is hurting our society? The messages we verbally speak and show … Continue reading Messages To Women

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

Nourish Wellness Club

Finally...an online club for women to empower us to nourish ourselves and be as healthy and happy as possible!! I am so excited about this! My friends, Gina Bowen and Laura Primus are on it!  I feel like it is so hard to stay on top of my own health when I am so busy. … Continue reading Nourish Wellness Club

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

Struggling With Patience

It’s time to come clean. I am struggling with patience when it comes to my two boys. If you aren’t regular readers of this blog, I have an almost 5-year-old and an almost 2 1/2-year-old and they drive me absolutely insane! I go to school full time and get 4 hours of daycare through our … Continue reading Struggling With Patience

Top Ten Intimacy Needs

This is another handout from a psych class that has helped me a lot lately. This has the top ten intimacy needs and it applies to all kinds of relationships. Let me know what you think. ACCEPTANCE: The closer we get to someone, the more we notice their imperfections. Acceptance involves looking past these flaws … Continue reading Top Ten Intimacy Needs