Ashley Gravois

Ashley is originally from Thibodaux, La. She moved to Baton Rouge in 2005 to attend graduate school at LSU where she received a master’s degree in social work. She has been married to her wonderful husband, Taylor, for 15 years and they have 3 daughters Raegan (14), Julia (8) and Sadie (2 going on 20). Ashley worked as a social worker in the medical field for 10 years before taking a break to be a stay at home mom. Life took a very unexpected turn when her husband was diagnosed with a rare cancer in 2019 which fueled her passion for rare disease awareness. She is co-founder of the non-profit Garage 10 which provides financial assistance to individuals with rare diseases. Ashley loves family, faith, friends, date nights, coffee creamer, exercising and quiet moments amongst the business of life.

Tiny Slice of Heaven On Earth

Have you ever driven down Bluebonnet Boulevard all the way until it ends? Bluebonnet turns into Coursey then George O'Neal and at the very end of an unassuming road is, in my opinion, a...

Snack Break: Healthy-ish Edition

Who doesn't love an after-school snack break? After a long week of the daily grind, my family loves to venture off schedule on Friday afternoons for a treat. Below are a few of our...
The day I had to call 911

911: What’s Your Emergency?

I have been in the parenting game for 14 years, and until this week have never had a 911 emergency. Since my firecracker of a third child has blessed us with this recent emergency...

I’m Fine, It’s Fine, Everything is Fine

My sister recently told me about a t-shirt she noticed a mom wearing at the soccer field. The shirt read:I'm Fine, It's Fine, Everything is Fine This mom also had her hands full with water...

Gluten Free: Is it for Me?

Have you noticed the increasing choices of gluten-free items available in grocery store aisles and on restaurant menus? Chances are you may have wondered, should I choose gluten-free options when available or, more so,...

Orlando: Beyond the Magic

Chances are if you have traveled to Orlando, it was to visit the magical world of Disney.  When at Disney, one most likely does not leave the grounds. I have recently discovered Orlando...

Question Marks and Periods: Which do you prefer?

  Often life throws us curveballs. We planned one way and it ended another. The decision was made but we changed our minds. Instead of a period, life throws a big question mark our way....
helping friends in time of need

My Friend Is Hurting; How Can I Help?

Recently I have heard an unusual amount of bad news. Families facing tragedy, children with cancer, lost jobs, depression, anxiety … we are all facing an unusually challenging time. However, some have been given...

Missing Mom on Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is upon us. That one day a year when children, husbands, fathers, and families nationwide sing well-deserved praises to mothers. Mothering most days is filled with taking care of everyone else often...