Friday, May 14, 2010


I've mentioned before that my whole intention in writing a blog is to provide a family diary-ish kind of thing for my kids later.  If I remain a stay at home mom they will never know me as anything but their mom, you know?  I hate that idea.  At least if they read this blog in print someday they'll know I actually had thoughts other than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and desires for clean rooms.  They'll know that I love to write and that this really is my only venue at this point.  I've also mentioned that I believe I have 6 people who read this blog regularly.  You've all stroked my ego enough that I know that's not the case and over there to the right you'll see that I have 23 people signed up as my followers.  Yes, followers!  It's actually a little too David Koresh-ish for me, I kind of wish it said "fans" or "people who take the time to visit my blog" or something.  Whatever. 

I had my blog printed about a month ago.  It's in book form (October-April) and it's so exciting!  It's 234 pages long and it includes everything - the pictures, the comments, etc.  Volume 1 of my family diary.  Bad words and all.  I used this site to have it printed and I'm thrilled with it.  I've always wanted to write for reals and this book actually made me giddy.  I hope the kids will take an interest in 20 years to sit and read it all. 

ALLTOSAY, if you visit me regularly and read my ramblings, I thank you.  Really.  It's like throwing a little party.  When no one shows up it's kind of a drag.  So thanks for coming to my party.


  1. I want to print my book too. And love reading your blog too!

  2. I haven't commented before, but I've been reading for a few months now. I can't remember how I found your blog...maybe from a comment you left on another blog. Swistle, maybe? Anyway, I really enjoy your blog. I don't write one, but your life is very similar to much that I often wonder if you're in my head! I have 3 kids, ages 7, 4, and 2, and I was a teacher before having the first. But I honestly only became a teacher to have something to fall back on if the SAHM thing didn't happen. I have no plans to return to teaching anytime soon! Keep writing, because you're great and I'm sure I'm not the only one enjoying it!

  3. I enjoy your blog, Ashley! I totally can relate to a lot of what you say. I sometimes want to just link my posts to yours instead of writing things twice :). Keep 'em coming!

  4. I'm a follower! I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and I check it about every day. I love your honesty and openness, and reading this blog is like a breath of fresh air. I love that you have printed your blog into a book for your children. That is an awesome idea. Your children are beautiful! Keep blogging, I know I'm not the only follower out there!

  5. I also love reading your blog. Its great! It brings back such wonderful memories of when my boys were young. Thanks for taking the time to write your thoughts, cuss words and all, I wouldn't want it any other way =)

  6. That is really cool that you printed the blog. Glad to be reading you.


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