Ashley M.

Ashley's a work-at-home mom to daughter Ada and creator of lifestyle blogs (never home)maker and Writing Chapter Three. When she's not writing or wrangling deals, she's running, baking, snapping photos, or chasing the elusive $50 weekly grocery budget.

Thoughts and Concerns on Sibling Spacing: What's the Right Age Difference?

The more we've ventured out during our days, the more I've realized that Ada not only isn't so little anymore, but also is in the growing minority of children her age sans sibling(s). Obviously this isn't a worldwide minority, and -- quite frankly -- I'm a bit shocked that there are SO many people going for number two so soon. Yeah. In our little circle, it seems most mamas with kids over a year are either toting around a newborn, announcing pregnancy, or bursting with third trimester goodness....more
@NickiinNY agreed! i think what's complicating things for us is that i sometimes feel stretched ...more

Thoughts and Concerns on Sibling Spacing: What's the Right Age Difference?

The more we've ventured out during our days, the more I've realized that Ada not only isn't so little anymore, but also is in the growing minority of children her age sans sibling(s). Obviously this isn't a worldwide minority, and -- quite frankly -- I'm a bit shocked that there are SO many people going for number two so soon. Yeah. In our little circle, it seems most mamas with kids over a year are either toting around a newborn, announcing pregnancy, or bursting with third trimester goodness....more
@jwarrender ah! we have thought about this. the best laid plans . . . right? the first time we ...more

Thoughts and Concerns on Sibling Spacing: What's the Right Age Difference?

The more we've ventured out during our days, the more I've realized that Ada not only isn't so little anymore, but also is in the growing minority of children her age sans sibling(s). Obviously this isn't a worldwide minority, and -- quite frankly -- I'm a bit shocked that there are SO many people going for number two so soon. Yeah. In our little circle, it seems most mamas with kids over a year are either toting around a newborn, announcing pregnancy, or bursting with third trimester goodness....more
@ItsAllRelative my brother and i are very similar with being 5 years apart in school. i went to ...more

Thoughts and Concerns on Sibling Spacing: What's the Right Age Difference?

The more we've ventured out during our days, the more I've realized that Ada not only isn't so little anymore, but also is in the growing minority of children her age sans sibling(s). Obviously this isn't a worldwide minority, and -- quite frankly -- I'm a bit shocked that there are SO many people going for number two so soon. Yeah. In our little circle, it seems most mamas with kids over a year are either toting around a newborn, announcing pregnancy, or bursting with third trimester goodness....more
@runningnekkid i completely agree! i was just having a conversation with one of my close friends ...more