Ashley is a mom of two smart, handsome little boys, Trace (age 7) and Fisher (age 4). She was born and raised in Grand Isle, LA, where she and her hubs began dating way back in high school. They moved to Baton Rouge in the late 90’s to go to LSU (GEAUX Tigers!) They fell in love with this city and have lived here ever since. Learn more about Ashley and her family at her personal blog: www.babyballard.blogspot.com. Ashley’s passions include loving and serving her family and community, party planning, baking, cake decorating, reality TV, trying new restaurants, finding fun things to do around town, and above all, loving Jesus. She also likes to partake in some good retail therapy and loves the thrill of a great deal! Becoming a mom has been the highlight of her career and she loves getting to know other moms and talking “Mommy Talk” any chance that she gets.

Navigating Your Local Baton Rouge Library

As a mom of 2 boys who LOVE to read, we find ourselves making a trip to the library in Baton Rouge at least once a week. And during the summer, we pretty much...

Baton Rouge Area Family Friendly Parade Guide 2015

Carnival time is here, which means parade season is upon us!  We've compiled a list of family-friendly parades in and around the Greater Baton Rouge area, so you don't miss a thing!  They are...

First Trimester Gender Reveal

So, I guess this is my official blog announcement that we're pregnant!  I'm 13 weeks as I write this post and already, I'm finding that SO much has changed since my last pregnancy nearly...

My Stillbirth Story {Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness}

In March of 2006, we planned an impromptu trip to Disney to meet up with the in-laws who were already vacationing there. Before leaving for the trip, I decided to take a pregnancy test...

Why My Kids Want Everything on TV

I’ll be the first to admit, I’m easily influenced by what I see on television.  I see a commercial for fried chicken and I’ll immediately want Popeyes for dinner. However, I’m an adult and...

Year-long Teacher Appreciation

Years ago, I felt called to become a teacher.  I was working full-time in the private-sector and was feeling like I needed more time at home with my son, who was not quite one...

Leading by Example

While taking my boys out to a local park for some bike riding practice, I found myself walking around the area and noticed a good bit of litter on the ground.  With nothing else...

Birthday Cakes: Why I Go Homemade

Previously, I mentioned that I like to go all out on birthdays.  Well, along those same lines, that includes making a homemade birthday cake for each of my boys.  I’ve made it my mission...

Why I Go All Out on Birthdays

Every year as I’m burning the midnight oil to put the finishing touches on one of my sons’ birthday parties, I ask myself “Why do you do this to yourself year after year?!” Well,...