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About

Ashlee is Mama of one darling boy. A 28 week early bird, now 1 and some change, doing beautifully. She lives near Chicago with her sweetheart husband and French Bulldog. She's a thinker not afraid to get her silly on. Babywearer, veggie queen, photography nut. Before the domestic days Ashlee was pursuing a future in developmental psychology but has happily shifted gears in favor of staying at home and couldn't imagine doing anything else. In her free time (ha!) you can find her whipping up babyslings, holding down the fort at Mama Speaks and spotlighting as an Itsy Bitsy Yoga Instructor.

Seasons

I'm going through a strange season in my life. I love my days with Xavier, and am happier than ever. But there are moments when it gets lonely and isolating and to be honest a bit depressing. Friendship has been difficult. I'm a pretty solitary person, generally content indulging myself and my immediate family, but there are moments when I crave more. Thankfully I am married to the best friend I've ever had, but he's gone 5 days a week now providing so amazingly for us... Having family around helps. There are old friends who just aren't at the same place in life anymore and then there's those who say they'll call, make plans and never follow through... I have great friends states away, but they're- well, states away and busy with their own lives. The best friend I've found lately I barely know, but feel so close to... She's the same place I am which is great, but also means there isn't much time at all to invest. I guess I'm just craving relationships, with women, who are like minded or not, but who are where I am... Or have where I am fresh in their minds...

I think we went through a bit of this when David and I got married, not that we dumped old relationships, but quickly learned how different our "old married" lives had become from the singles and dating. I'll figure it out I'm sure, once RSV season is over maybe we'll join a play group or something... Xav will be old enough for swim classes at the Y soon enough and I am amazed at how easy it has become to strike up conversation with any woman I run into with a bulge in her belly or baby in her arms.

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