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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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

Calling all artists

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

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

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

You Didn’t Miss Your Chance

I took this, with permission, from fearless.aka.mom's Instagram. I love this whole post because it reminds us we can succeed at any age and not to give up! WE FUCKING GOT THIS! Much Love, Ashley At age 23, Tina Fey was working at a YMCA. At age 24, Stephen King was working as a janitor … Continue reading You Didn’t Miss Your Chance

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

An Open Letter To Men

Dear Men, There are a few things I want to address with you. First and foremost, I don't hate you. I just want to be treated as your equal. What's wrong with that? I want to be able to get the same jobs as you, get paid as much as you for those same jobs, … Continue reading An Open Letter To Men