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Ashley

Ashley
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Ashley Ashcraft has spent the majority of her life in North Texas. Born in Dallas, she attended Concordia University of Texas in Austin for an undergraduate degree and spent her mid-20’s in beautiful, easy-going Hawaii where she taught at a high school and obtained a M.E. in Educational Foundations from the University of Hawaii. The birth of her first daughter, now seven years old, brought her and her husband back to Texas and to family. Since then, they’ve added two more girls and a boy to the mix. Ashley now teaches at Prince of Peace Christian School in Carrollton (Go Eagles!) and has learned it takes a village and a lot of grace to be a wife, mom of four, teacher, and avid Eagle fan, but she is thankful for all of it. In the evenings you can usually find her supporting Eagles’ sports, trying to keep up with laundry, coaxing her kids to eat meat, or enjoying time out in the neighborhood with her wonderful neighbors. Ashley is not an expert mom, but she’s surrounded by an amazing tribe of women that help her to be the best mom and wife possible. She recently started blogging at As You Do Life and you can also find her on Twitter @AshleyAshcraft .

The Day Our Cashier Became a Part of My Village

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Four Tips for Navigating Conflict in Your Family

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The Day My Daughter’s Best Wasn’t Good Enough

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5 Foods that Helped Me Survive Gestational Diabetes

As I waddled into the third trimester of my fourth pregnancy, I failed the dreaded one-hour glucose test for gestational diabetes. It took me by surprise, since I passed the test with my previous...

Sharing Mistakes & Failures With My Kids

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