Hey there!

I’m ashley, nice to meet you!

We are a blended family, but I’m not your typical biomom. In fact, I don’t think any stepfamily is “typical”. 

After struggling with an intense custody battle, navigating long distance visitation, and struggling with parental alienation I decided to let my daughter live with her dad. 

It was the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do, and honestly it broke my heart. But since then I’ve learned to shift my perspective and find joy through the trials. 

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Our Custody Battle

Our Custody Battle

Looking back it’s hard to recognize my life 10 years ago compared to now. One decision led to another and here I am- living almost 3,000 miles away from my daughter and I can’t believe this is my reality. I've experienced so much joy and unbearable heartbreak. I've...

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Our Long Distance Visitation

Our Long Distance Visitation

  When I moved to Utah as a single mom, I had to completely start over. I found a full time job working retail and had family watch my little girl while I was gone. It was so hard to give up being a stay at home mom, but I now had the responsibility of providing...

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Our Current Reality

Our Current Reality

The family court system is incredibly unpredictable. It's outdated and overwhelmed with cases that are emotionally charged and so personal. We involve expensive attorneys and expect an impersonal judge to decide the outcome that impacts our entire world.  There is no...

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finding joy through the trials

it’s my mission to

support those struggling in their stepfamily situation

share the tools that work for our blended family

give encouragement to provide healing & hope