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Ashley Gravois

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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.

What if it Doesn’t Feel Like the Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

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This time of year can be completely magical. Whether it be the beautiful lights on display,  Christmas tunes playing on the radio, or the excitement in your children's eyes. All around us are constant...

Dear Mom: Ten Years Without You

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  A Thanksgiving Like no Other November 24, 2011, we woke up to an ordinary Thanksgiving day. My sister and I each at our own homes busy packing and preparing food to bring to mom's house....

Skin like Teflon: Living with a Nonstick Surface

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An incredibly wise and dear friend once made the following analogy when I was describing an encounter with my own family member which left me deeply hurt. She said, 'Teflon baby. You must have...

Tiny Slice of Heaven On Earth

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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

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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?

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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

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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?

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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,...

Why Orlando {But Not Disney} Should Be Your Next Family Vacation

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If you are looking for road trip ideas from Baton Rouge, there are dozens of family-friendly road trip suggestions here. If you are interested in camping near Baton Rouge, Louisiana has several kid-friendly campsites...